Samsung Debuts 8TB Consumer SSD
Samsung introduced its second-generation quad-level cell (QLC) flash drive, the 870 QVO SATA SSD, that is setting a new standard for high-capacity consumer storage. Featuring capacity of up to 8 TB, the new SSD delivers an mix of speed, storage capacity and reliability for mainstream and professional PC users.
In the past, consumers have had to choose between SSDs, which provide high performance, and HDDs, which traditionally offer greater capacity. Samsung’s 870 QVO SSD, however, is able to reliably offer the best of both worlds, making it an optimal choice for mainstream PC users who prioritize performance and value, as well as for professional users who require high levels of capacity.
“Following the launch of Samsung’s first consumer QLC drive in 2018, we are releasing our second-generation QVO SSD which offers doubled capacity of 8TB as well as enhanced performance and reliability,” said Mike Mang, vice president of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung. “The new 870 QVO will allow more consumers to enjoy the performance benefits of an SSD at HDD-like capacities.”
The 870 QVO offers sequential read and write speeds of up to 560 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively, with the drive’s Intelligent TurboWrite technology allowing it to maintain peak performance levels using a large variable SLC buffer. It also delivers a 13% improvement in random read speed compared to the 860 QVO. The renewed Data Migration and Magician 6 softwares provide a host of improved and added features, enabling users to upgrade, manage and optimize their SSDs with greater ease.
In addition to the capacity and performance, the 870 QVO provides an endurance rating of up to 2,880 terabytes written (TBW), or a three-year limited warranty. The 870 QVO comes in 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and 8TB models, and is available from today on selected markets with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $129.99 for the 1TB model.