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REVIEW ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
It’s a bit awkward writing this report and I have to admit that it took longer than expected because, well, we have seen so much good come from Samsung and they are such a large part of the world being where it is today because of the advance of flash memory. We are certain that Samsung has more Editor’s Choice Awards than any other manufacturer on this website and we have been reviewing Samsung SSDs since their first Samsung 64GB SLC SSD release in 2008.
Because of this, Samsung has the right to the unabated truth with respect to the 870 QVO as I see it. The Samsung 870 QVO is just as Samsung states, in that it will reach 560MB/s read and 530MB/s write, with just under 100K IOPS, and it will have mass availability with great sales because Samsung products can and will sell based on name and reputation. The 870 QVO even has AES 256-bit encryption which is not so common these days.
In retrospect, the pricing is off and needs to come down. Samsung is one of the few that builds their SSDs completely in house. This alone should result in pricing for the same product lower than other manufacturers that have to put their product together through components from several companies. At the time of this report the Samsung 870 QVO was the most expensive for any similar competing product.
Next up, we really don’t understand why Samsung put a 3-year warranty on the Samsung 870 QVO when the rest of the industry has made 5-year warranties commonplace. The former 860 QVO had a three-year warranty and perhaps they are staying in line with that. It sure seems to be in bad form though, when Samsung hopes to maintain their image as the best but have a lower warranty than the now industry 5-year standard.
Lastly, the big news of the 870 QVO is that it will be available in capacities of up to 8TB, yet no 8TB samples were available for review. Remember what we were saying earlier about all the attention going to the biggest and fastest? That would include the 870 QVO if someone had one in hand to test. Testing a 1/2TB 870 QVO and then saying it has the same specs as the 8TB version is a bit of a let down we think.
Let’s just wait and see if anything changes with respect to warranty or pricing of this SSD. If it does, this report will be amended accordingly. The potential is there.