The latest Samsung SSD 860 QVO series is another milestone by Samsung. The prices if you noticed are already going down on SSDs. Storage needs are also increasing with game’s taking up to 80gb of space.
Latest Samsung SSDs use quad-level cell (QLC) NAND flash memory chips, a first for Samsung in the consumer space, though not for the industry at large—Intel and Micron have already gone there. This version offers storage starting from 1 terabyte up to 4 terabytes.
“Today’s consumers are using, producing and storing more high-resolution files than ever, including 4K videos and graphics-intensive games, escalating demand for greater capacities and performance in storage devices,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung continues to lead the move toward multi-terabyte SSDs with the introduction of the Samsung 860 QVO, delivering fast performance, reliability, and value to more consumers around the world.”
TomsHardware has already posted a review of the 1TB model. The prices are one to raise eyebrows in excitement, Samsung says the 1TB model will be available for $149.99 on December 16.
Samsung reduced the price of its 970 Pro and Evo drives when they hit retail, versus what they were announced at. A few examples below