Model: Samsung 870 QVO 1TB Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Provided By: Samsung America

Samsung Electronics has been a leader in the electronics industry for more than 30 years. Since the introduction of their first television in 1970, this Korean company has grown to become one of the world's leading electronics manufacturers, offering everything from tiny semiconductors to large home appliances. Samsung is no stranger to the storage industry either. Along with an assortment of DVD and Blu-ray Disc drives, the company offers both hard drive and flash based storage solutions for the portable and desktop computer markets.

Samsung recently introduced its second-generation quad-level cell (QLC) SSD, the 870 QVO. Delivering an uncompromising mix of speed, storage capacity and reliability, this new consumer-oriented drive is powered by Samsung's new MKX "Metis" controller and is available with up to 8TB of their latest 4-bit MLC V-NAND flash. To compensate for the slow write speeds typically associated with 4-bit NAND, the 870 QVO is equipped with Samsung's Intelligent TurboWrite technology, which uses a large variable SLC buffer to maintain peak performance levels. The drive also features an AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption engine and is compliant with various advanced security management solutions such as TCG Opal 2.0 and Encrypted Drive (IEEE-1667).

The 870 QVO is available in 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and 8TB capacities. For this review, Samsung sent us the 1TB version of the drive, which is capable of delivering up to 560 MB/s sequential read and 530 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as up to 98,000 random read and 88,000 random write IOPS.

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the 870 QVO has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at Samsung's new SATA SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the 870 QVO have what it takes? Can it deliver the performance and features that we've come to expect from Samsung? Keep reading as we find out.

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