Samsung brings a new SSD 870 QVO. Is it Good?

Samsung unveiled its latest SSD 870 QVO following its predecessor 860 QVO. It is the cheapest and affordable 8TB SSD.

“Following the launch of Samsung’s first consumer QLC drive – the 860 QVO – in 2018, we are releasing our second-generation QVO SSD which offers doubled capacity of 8TB as well as enhanced performance and reliability,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics. “The new 870 QVO will allow more consumers to enjoy the performance benefits of an SSD at HDD-like capacities.”

But is this Good? 870 QVO uses 3D V-NAND technology which supports a greater memory density. This results in greater work for the write head and culminates in low endurance. Samsung has put in some efforts to counter this with the feature of Intelligent TurboWrite. It is used to improve write performance and endurance. Though there were other technologies available for hard drives mainly SLC and MLC with a lesser memory density but a better write performance, Samsung chose TLC over them. You might get huge storage but the endurance(write) might not be as expected.


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