860 QVO SSD, Samsung 860 QVO SSD series cost lower than EVO family,

Samsung 860 QVO SSD series cost lower than EVO family

A few days ago Samsung presented its SSD roadmap. One of the key elements of the roadmap was a project to introduce QLC (Quad Level Cell) SSDs, and now we’re starting to get more information about these products. Several European online retailers, including French and Italian, have already registered the new Samsung 860 QVO, so the expected official launch is close.

860 QVO SSD, Samsung 860 QVO SSD series cost lower than EVO family,

The new SSDs use the typical 2.5-inch format with SATA interface, but the nomenclature changes from EVO or Pro to QVO, which stands for “Quality and Value Optimized SSD”. The performance reaches 550/520 MB per second for sequential reading and writing, and it seems that these SSDs will bring 96,000 IOPS reads and 89,000 IOPS writes. There will be at least three versions: 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB, with prices of €117.50, $225.96 and €451.93, excluding VAT. With the European taxes, this would reach 140, 270 and 540 euro, which is still cheaper than the SSDs of the EVO family, which cost in the comparison 160, 380 and 850 euro. Some of these online shops mention the launch date as December 2018.

860 QVO SSD, Samsung 860 QVO SSD series cost lower than EVO family,

QLC technology can increase the storage density of current TLC-based 3D NAND chips, but even if the cost of these chips is lower, the complexity of the new technology could lead to disadvantages in terms of performance and durability. Other QLC products such as Intel 660p and Crucial P1 are not very good at writing tests when they run out of SLC cache. Actual usage and benchmarks will give us more accurate information about these potential problems, so we will have to wait until they show up for sale.


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