Recently, some European hardware retailers have listed the upcoming SSD of Samsung: 860 QVO SSD on their online stores. This means that Samsung enters the QLC (quad-level cell) NAND field for the first time. In this post, we will walk you through Samsung 860 QVO QLC SSD in detail.

In early August, NAND flash memory magnate, Samsung, announced the start of the mass production industry's first 4-bit 4 TB SSD for consumers. And this SSD uses SATA interface, the maximum capacity can reach 4TB and adopts 64-layer fourth-generation 1Tb V-NAND. 

On the Tech Day in October, Samsung took the stage and announced its SSD roadmap. One of the key elements of that roadmap was the project: launch QLC (quad-level cell) SSDs, including 860 QVO, 980 QVO series.

According to Samsung, QVO stands for "Quality and Value Optimized". That is to say, this company will offer customers SSDs with high quality and low price.

Now, some retailers in Europe like French and Italian have already listed Samsung 860 QVO SSD on their online stores, which means Samsung availability is near customers. Meanwhile, definite specification and price are offered. Keep read to learn them.

Samsung 860 QVO QLC SSD

Samsung 860 QLC is a 2.5-inch SSD and it communicates with the rest of the system by relying on the ubiquitous SATA III interface. And this Samsung SSD comes with QLC 3D NAND flash memory.

Compared with other types of flash like TLC, this SSD has increased density and lower pricing. Unluckily, the new flash can come with low performance and endurance as other new QLC SSDs.

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Performance and Endurance

In spite of the challenges of QLC flash, the sequential read/write speed of 860 QVO QLC SSD can reach up to 550/520 MB/s and random read/write performance can reach up to 96000/89000 IOPS.

Generally, Samsung 860 QVO SSD's sequential performance is in line with Samsung 860 EVO SSD, but it fails behind 860 EVO's random read/write speed - 98000/90000. This is because 860EVO focuses on value instead of speed. For performance seekers, they should choose EVO or PRO models.

Besides, Samsung 860 QVO QLC SSD use the TurboWrite Technology, as with all the latest Samsung SSDs, to improve the write performance of the hard drive. 860 QVO SSD will be available in three capacities including 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB.

Reportedly, the endurance of this new SSD can reach up to 1440 Terabytes, which is most likely the 4TB model. Moreover, 720 TBW is for the 2TB model and 360 TBW is for the 1 TB model. By contrast, the Samsung 860 Evo (4 TB) has an endurance of 2400 terabytes written. 

Pricing

What're the prices of Samsung 860 QVO QLC SSD? See the following list:

Model

NAS Expert Pricing without VAT

Estimated UK Pricing

Estimated US Pricing

1TB

€117.50

€104.75

$133.84

2TB

€225.96

€201.40

$257.38

4TB

€451.93

€402.81

$514.77

Compared with Samsung 860 EVO SSD, the pricing of 860 QVO SSD will be significantly less expensive.

Warranty

Samsung has announced their 860 QVO SSDs with a 3-year warranty, which is two years lower than the 5-year warranty of 860 EVO SSDs hold.

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Bottom Line

Now, all information about Samsung 860 QVO QLC SSD that we can learn is introduced here. As of today (November 22), Samsung hasn't released any official information about this SSD. But the retailers in Europe expect the SSD to launch in December 2018.

Tip: Want to use Samsung 860 QVO SSD as a system disk? Just get one and use professional hard drive cloning software, MiniTool Partition Wizard, to migrate your system to SSD without reinstalling OS.
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