Samsung QLC-based 860 QVO SDDs hit the market at great prices

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 21 2018 @ 23:08 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Samsung's 860 QVO SSDs are close to hitting the market. This brand new 2.5" SATA 6Gbps line is Samsung's first consumer product with QLC flash memory. By packing four-bits-per-cell, these disks are capable of providing more storage at lower prices. The downside, however, is that QLC has lower performance and durability than MLC or TLC.

TechPowerUp spotted some listings in Europe. It looks like these disks will hit retail shelves in December 2018. There will be 1TB, 2TB and 4TB versions, with prices of 140EUR, 270EUR, and 540EUR, respectively (incl. 19% VAT).
Performance goes up to 550/520 MB per second for sequential read/write, and apparently these SSDs will feature 96,000 IOPS read and 89,000 IOPS write. There will be at least three variants: 1 TB (MZ-76Q1T0BW), 2 TB (MZ-76Q2T0BW) and 4 TB (MZ-76Q4T0BW), with prices of 117.50 euros, 225,96 euros and 451,93 euros (VAT excluded) according to those online retailers. Even with taxes included 19% would make 140, 270 and 540 euros), these are cheaper prices that the ones we can find on the Evo family (160, 380 and 850 euros at those storage capacities), for example.

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