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[Newegg] SAMSUNG 870 QVO Series 2.5" 2TB SSD for $219.99

Features:
GO BIG, DO MORE: The 870 QVO is Samsung's latest 2nd generation QLC SSD with up to 8TB of storage capacity
ENHANCED IN EVERY WAY: With an expanded SATA interface limit of 560/530 MB/s sequential speeds, the 870 QVO improves random access speed and sustained performance
BOOST CAPACITY: The 870 QVO is available in 1, 2, 4 and 8TB
RELIABLE AND SUSTAINABLE: The capacity of the 8TB 870 QVO increases reliability up to 2,880 TBW using a refined ECC algorithm for stable performance
UPGRADE WITH EASE: Upgrading to 870 QVO is now easier than ever for anyone with a desktop PC or laptop that supports a standard 2.5 inch SATA form factor
SAMSUNG MAGICIAN SOFTWARE: Manage your drive and enhance its performance with tools that keep up with the latest updates and monitor the drive's health and status
WORLD'S #1 FLASH MEMORY BRAND: All firmware and components, including Samsung's world renowned DRAM and NAND, are produced in house, allowing end to end integration for quality you can trust
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Hmm. QLC. Isn’t MLC and SLC better? Heck even TLC?
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I think this new OP is like the one ( jonael if memory serves right ) just disappeared ??

Anyway, why are there so many of these people posting and promoting these garbage items ??
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Why all the downvotes? Someone explain why it's a bad deal? Is there a comparable product at a better price? Or is this product so bad that one should pay more money for a different product?
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QLC drives are great for their intended purposes, that is, low-cost drives to replace HDDs in read-intensive workloads. While peak performance can rival even high-end TLC-based drives, their performance in steady-state situations leaves a lot to be desired. Unlike with the quick adoption of TLC NAND in both high-end consumer and enterprise drives, unless steady-state QLC performance improves significantly, we don’t see them becoming a TLC replacement anytime soon. Source: https://blog.synology.com/tlc-vs-qlc-ss ... ifferences
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NomanS154 wrote: Why all the downvotes? Someone explain why it's a bad deal? Is there a comparable product at a better price? Or is this product so bad that one should pay more money for a different product?
people just hate QLC, it is like the slowest type of ssd.
WTB amazon gc @90%
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NomanS154 wrote: Why all the downvotes? Someone explain why it's a bad deal? Is there a comparable product at a better price? Or is this product so bad that one should pay more money for a different product?
Because you can get the WD Blue 2TB right now for $212, which is a much better and faster TLC-based drive…

Samsung makes some great drives, and QLC has its place on the market. But it’s just a bad deal in this instance when there are better alternatives that costs less.
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NomanS154 wrote: Why all the downvotes? Someone explain why it's a bad deal? Is there a comparable product at a better price? Or is this product so bad that one should pay more money for a different product?
$219 for the QVO isn't a bad price if you're looking for a 2.5" SSD. SanDisk SSD Plus went down to $200 a few weeks ago.

If you're not specifically looking for a 2.5" drive, M.2 NVMe drives are better. The Kingston NV1 was $209 just days ago. The Kingston 1TB A2000 was $105 yesterday. The Team Group 1TB MP33 is $85 but it's hard to find stock.

It's not a hot deal, in my opinion.
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At the 1TB level, the 870 QVO out-benches the WD Blue by 21%, over at userbenchmark.net. (Just a datapoint not that I would rely solely on that - userbenchmark reflects best-case performance more than worst-case performance.) Samsung executes well, and QVO is faster than many TLC's on the market. (Note that most budget SATA SSD's on the market today are junk.)

For Intel 670p, QLC has advanced to a point where it catches up with a good TLC. This means we can no longer categorically dismiss anything simply because it utilizes a certain technology. I won't auto-downvote every QLC out there simply because it is QLC.

Newegg had a $10 coupon last week, and at $209 would not have been downvoted at all. That said, I'll still pass because the sustained write metric of 870 QVO is still pretty unsatisfactory.

In daily use there is little to no noticeable difference. My lowly QLC DRAM-less Crucial BX500 which was universally panned had little to no noticeable difference compared to my Samsung 970 EVO Plus, one of the highest performing NVMe's. Of course if we bench them there is a huge difference, but to use them - hardly noticeable.

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