Recently, a Samsung 870 QVO 8TB capacity SATA SSD, model MZ-77Q8T0B/AM, gets listed on Amazon.com here. Looks like 8TB capacity is starting to become a norm. Previously, Sabrent released an 8TB capacity for their Rocket Q M.2 NVMe SSD series. Although the Sabrent Rocket Q 8TB is significantly faster than the Samsung 870 QVO SSD; an 8TB capacity for a consumer SSD is still quite uncommon these days. Check out more details about the new 870 QVO 8TB SATA SSD below.
Samsung 870 QVO 8TB Capacity SATA SSD Pre-Order Begins
This is quite a surprising and unexpected news. There’s no official announcement or news release from Samsung, but here it is. Amazon just listed a Samsung 870 QVO SSD in 8TB capacity, model MZ-77Q8T0B/AM. Notice that the drive is called “870 QVO” and not “860 QVO”. We previously reviewed the 860 QVO SSD and it’s Samsung’s entry level SATA SSD; offering a performance just below the 860 EVO series in general.
The 860 QVO and EVO features a sequential read speed of up to 550MB/s and sequential write speed of up to 520MB/s. Most probably the new 870 QVO 8TB will have a similar sequential read and write speeds. However, the EVO series does have a better 4KB random read and write speeds. On top of that, the 860 EVO has a higher (TurboWrite) buffer than the 860 QVO series. Again, I’m not sure if the buffer is increased in the 870 QVO; perhaps it would be increased considering the capacity of the drive. But I doubt that the overall performance would be faster than the 860 EVO series.
The Samsung 870 QVO 8TB SSD will most likely use a QLC 3D V-NAND flash as its main storage. It is probably using Samsung’s MJX controller as well; and it could support security features like AES 256-bit encryption and/or TCG/Opal V2.0. The 870 QVO 8TB is mostly likely meant to replace higher capacity hard drives. In comparison, an 8TB HDD currently retails for around $200 USD, give or take. The 870 QVO 8TB capacity is around 4.5x more expensive, but it is significantly faster and more power efficient than an HDD.
Pricing and Release Date
At the time of writing this article, the Samsung 870 QVO SSD 8TB capacity comes with a retail price of $899.99 USD. I’m not sure if this is manufacturer’s suggested retail price or street price. You can pre-order one now and it will be released starting August 24, 2020. SSD prices usually change over time; so for latest pricing and availability, kindly check out the link below.