The 870 QVO drive family is officially unveiled - and will become especially interesting next month thanks to a model in a volume not previously available to us
A few days ago we received a relatively quiet launch, for the second generation of QLC (Quad Level Cell) drives made by the market leader סמסונג - And it seems that the most significant news is not increased speed and performance but rather a new maximum volume designed to demonstrate the most important potential of these modern flash chips.
About a year and a half after the launch of the 860 QVO series with volumes storage Of one terabyte, 2 terabytes and 4 terabytes in a traditional 2.5-inch configuration in the SATA 3 interface - we have a generation of 870 QVO drives that maintain the familiar configuration and design, with an updated MKX controller from self-development and chips QLC The second generation consists of 92 inner layers compared to 64 layers in the original generation.
Preliminary reviews for the 2QVO terabyte, 4 terabyte and 870 terabyte versions do not show revolutionary improvements over the previous generation, when in the various extreme cases it is not difficult to illustrate the relative slowness of QLC chips compared to MLC chips and even TLC chips Older - the Korean manufacturer has certainly managed to improve the performance of the new models in some places but in most tests the performance is very similar to the 860 QVO, mainly due to the reliance on the same volumes of Memories Built-in dynamic LPDDR4 and the same maximum possible volumes of memory Cache in SLC configuration.
Fortunately, Samsung is doing a very good job of coordinating expectations with consumers, as one of the only manufacturers in the world.SSD Which displays the expected maximum speed for both the storage volumes operating in a faster SLC configuration and the main storage volume in the configuration QLC Fuller and slower: Consumers can expect continuous speeds of up to 560 MB in reading and up to 530 MB in writing or 160 MB in writing in memoryQLC (Which becomes 80 MB per second in the basic terabyte model) - as well as random read performance with 4 kilobytes of between 5,000IOPS and 98,000 IOPS and random write performance of between 34,000IOPS and 88,000 IOPS depending on the number of corresponding operations (Between QD1 and QD32) and depending on the use of SLC memories orQLC.
The launch prices of the 870 QVO models are lower than the original prices of the 860 QVO models and stand at $ 130 for one terabyte, $ 250 for 2 terabytes and $ 500 for 4 terabytes (which gives us hope for this That in the future we may see in the market practical prices lower than the current prices of the 860QVO family) - but the most important news is the launch of a new 8TB model at an official recommended cost of $ 900, starting next month.
The 8 QVO's new 870TB model should not only have the best performance in the family (thanks to the 4GB dual-memory LPDDR8 cache, which should ensure that file transfers up to this volume will enjoy maximum theoretical performance of סמסונג For the product) - it also enjoys the lowest official recommended price, of about $ 112.5 per terabyte of storage.
We have already met a few individual SSDs for the domestic market with a capacity of 8 terabytes, But in most cases it was coupled with an exotic price accordingly. Here we see a potential change for a price that will be competitive even compared to smaller volumes - a price of NIS 3,105 (excluding tax) in direct conversion is still massive for a large part of home consumers, but those who need this increased storage can purchase it without feeling they lose in relation to all The rest pay between NIS 400 and NIS 500 per terabyte of storage on drives SSD Households are more modest.