We are at the point where many people are replacing their older high capacity standard hard drives with solid state drives. The biggest hurdles to making the switch is price and capacity. For the past couple of years the highest capacity you could get an SSD in was 1TB and even if there were some higher capacities available the price was just too much to make it worth it. Well, Samsung wants to change that with their 870 QVO solid state drive. This drive combines Samsung’s own MKX controller with 96-layer QLC NAND which enables capacities all the way up to 8TB. Today we will be taking a look at the 1TB version of the drive, which is currently selling for $109 at our favorite online retailer.
Form Factor: 2.5-inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gbps
Dimension (WxHxD): 3.94″ X 2.76 ” X 0.27″
Weight: 0.19 lbs.
Speed: Read/write speeds of up to 560/530 MB/s
Cache Memory: Samsung 1 GB Low Power DDR4 SDRAM
Encryption: AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0, Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)
The 870 QVO comes in a box that is not much larger than the drive itself. On the front there is a picture of the drive and it lets us know the capacity as well as the speed of the drive. Flipping over to the back there really is not a whole lot of information.
Getting everything out of the box we have the 870 QVO drive as well as a installation guide.