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Samsung’s new 860 QVO SSD combines high capacity with affordability

By Kenny Yeo - on 27 Nov 2018, 11:07pm

Samsung’s new 860 QVO SSD combines high capacity with affordability

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Samsung has just announced a new range of affordable high-density SSDs called the 860 QVO SSD, which is targeted at users who want the capacity of traditional HDDs but the speed of modern SSDs.

The 860 QVO SSD is powered by Samsung’s MJX controller, which is also used in the SSD 860 Pro and SSD 860 Evo. As for memory, it is using Samsung’s newest 4-bit QLC V-NAND memory.

The 860 QVO SSD will only be available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities. It will be offered in the 2.5-inch form factor and will use the SATA 6Gbps interface.

Samsung claims the 860 QVO SSD will be able to attain sequential read and write speeds of up to 550 and 520 MB/s respectively. Random read and write performance is expected to be in the region of 97K and 89K IOPS respectively.

The denser QLC NAND memory will inevitably mean lower endurance but this will be mitigated by the high capacity and clever trimming algorithms. The 1TB version is said to have a write endurance rating of 360TBW, while the 2TB and 4TB drives will have write endurance ratings of 720TBW and 1,440TBW respectively.

The Samsung 860 QVO SSD will be available starting January 2019. The 1TB drive is S$299, the 2TB drive is S$659, and the 4TB drive is S$999. All 860 QVO SSDs will come with three-year warranties.