The Newest SSD Family From Samsung
Samsung updated their QLC line to the 870 generation, using 9x layer 3D QLC V-NAND with 4GB LP-DDR4 for cache and capacities of 1, 2, 4 and 8TB. It also gives you a chance to experience the new Samsung MKX controller, which you will find on this drive. The 4TB model up for review at Kitguru is rated for 1,440TB TBW and Samsung backs the drive with a three year warranty. It will currently cost you $500 to pick up at Amazon.
The performance is generally an improvement over the 860 QLC, though in some tests it was a dead heat so if you are already running one it is not a noticeable upgrade. As with previous QLC models, Samsung’s PRO and EVO families offer better performance but at 563MB/s read and 534MB/s writes it is not a slouch.
It was also nice to see that the new controller didn’t have a performance delta caused by the size of the copy, maintaining consistent speeds when benchmarking in CrystalDiskMark. If you are interested you should head over to Kitguru for the full review.
The latest drive to join the Samsung line-up of SSDs is the SSD 870 QVO, the company’s 2nd generation 3D QLC (quad-level cell) NAND drive. Available in capacities from 1TB up to 8TB, here we look at the 4TB model and see whether or not it is worth the £438.99 asking price.