At the end of the day I thought this drive was going to be a nice entry-level SATA-based solid state drive and it performs as expected, but it is just not priced right for it to really be considered.
Samsung una vez más ha conseguido exprimir la interfaz SATA para esta nueva creación, en donde apuesta por actualizar su controlador y la capacidad máxima de la unidad. Y es que el Samsung 870 QVO será una de las pocas unidades SSD en venta con 8 TB de almacenamiento.
The Samsung SSD 870 QVO is a great upgrade to any computer that needs to deal with large files.
So, is this worth considering? I’m not sure. I can’t quite figure out who the target market is, considering it’s price, wear life, sharp performance drop off and the competition. While the drive itself isn’t too bad, I can’t say this gets a glowing recommendation from me as I’d personally prefer a more reliable performing drive like a standard Sabrent Rocket, or WD SN550 instead.
I would replace any SATA 6 hard disk Boot drive with a 2, 4, or 8TB Samsung 870 QVO and you will notice at least a 50% boot speed improvement and similar for read/writes. Or, if you have limited space like in an Intel NUC, it should be the drive of choice.
The Samsung 870 QVO SATA SSD offers great everyday performance combined with up to 8TB of capacity. However, while it's faster than its predecessor, its write performance after running out of cache is extremely weak.
Samsung continues to wave the banner for QLC (quad-level) NAND with the introduction of the SSD 870 QVO, the second generation drive using a new controller, and in particular 9x layer V-NAND which allows Samsung to produce a flagship drive that is double the capacity previous generation’s flagship 4TB model.
You will find cheaper and speedier 2TB models on the market. The 870QVO brings barely anything new to that storage category; however, it might be worth considering should you want an SSD bigger than 4TB.
Samsung’s 870 QVO pushes SATA SSD capacity to new heights, but the QLC flash that enables up to 8TB of storage requires sacrifices in both performance and endurance. The 870 QVO also has a measly three-year warranty and high pricing that make other alternatives more attractive.
If you're looking for one of the best 2.5-inch SATA SSDs in terms of value and performance for the money, search no further than Samsung's SSD 870 QVO, a stellar followup to its first QLC-based outing.
The Samsung 870 QVO 1TB is a decent SATA SSD in an age of NVMe PCIe performance, but it's still not quite cheap enough to justify its drawbacks.
Proof that SSD mass storage is the future, and it's here today.
As silly as it might sound for an SSD, we actually really like the sleek, understated design of the enclosure. If the drive does happen to be on show within your system, it’s unlikely to upset your style or stand out, but the SAMSUNG branding along the top will show fellow enthusiasts that you mean business.
Of course, not everybody has a PC with M.2 NVMe support, or your slots are already filled with other drives. I still can't recommend the 870 QVO for that scenario; rather, buy a decent TLC SSD, it'll perform better. If you feel you don't need a lot of performance and can wait a bit, sure, buy the cheapest SSD you can find, you'll save $30 and it will still perform better than the Samsung 870 QVO.