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Published on June 30th, 2020 | by gareth

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Samsung Reveals New SSD With Up To 8TB Capacity

Interesting piece of hardware here.

Samsung Electronics Debuts Industry-Leading

8TB Consumer SSD, the 870 QVO

 

Ridgefield Park, NJ – June 30, 2020 – Samsung Electronics America today 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 an industry-leading capacity of up to eight terabytes (TB),[1] the new SSD delivers an uncompromising 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 superior 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  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.”

The 870 QVO offers best-in-class sequential read and write speeds of up to 560 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively[2], with the drive’s Intelligent TurboWrite technology allowing it to maintain peak performance levels using a large variable SLC buffer[3]. The 870 QVO also delivers a 13% improvement in random read speed[4] compared to the 860 QVO, making it ideally suited for everyday computing needs such as multitasking, gaming and web browsing. The renewed Data Migration and Magician 6 softwares provide a host of improved and added features, enabling users to upgrade, manage and optimze their SSDs with greater ease.

In addition to the industry-leading capacity and performance, the 870 QVO provides an exceptional endurance rating of up to 2,880 terabytes written (TBW), or a three-year limited warranty[5].  

The 870 QVO will be available starting June 30th at select retailers and Samsung.com starting at $129.99 for the 1TB, $249.99 for the 2TB and $499.99 for the 4TB. The 870 QVO 8TB will be available in August. To find out more, please visit samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/.

 

Key Specifications:

Category

Samsung 870 QVO

Interface

SATA 6 Gbps

Form Factor

2.5-inch

Storage Memory

Samsung V-NAND 4-bit MLC (QLC)

Controller

Samsung MKX Controller

DRAM

8GB LPDDR4 (8TB)

4GB LPDDR4 (4TB)

2GB LPDDR4 (2TB)

1GB LPDDR4 (1TB)

Capacity

8TB, 4TB, 2TB, 1TB

Sequential

Read/Write Speed

Up to 560/530 MB/s

Random

Read/Write Speed

Up to 98K/88K IOPS

Management Software

Samsung Magician

Total Bytes Written

2,880TB (8TB)

1,440TB (4TB)

720TB (2TB)

360TB (1TB)

Warranty

Three-year limited warranty

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