Price (RRP): $from $199
The Samsung 860 QVO SSD is a cost-effective upgrade to any SATA 6 hard disk. And it is from SSD powerhouse Samsung – it is a given that it is a reliable and quality product.
The Samsung 860 QVO takes a struggling, painfully slow hard disk that may give you at best 200MBps sequential read/write up to over 500MBps read/write with a simple DIY upgrade.
While the RRP is $199/399/845 for a 1/2/4TB unit you can get them online for around $160/335/700 which takes the price per GB to 15-16 cents a GB – super low cost.
|Item||Samsung 860 QVO SATA 6 SSD|
|Storage Memory||Samsung V-NAND 4-bit MLC|
|Controller||Samsung MJX Controller|
LPDDR4 for 4TB|
2GB LPDDR4 for 2TB
1GB LPDDR4 for 1TB
|Sequential Read/Write Speed||Up to 550/520 MB/s|
|Random Read/Write Speed||Up to 97K/89K IOPS|
|Management Software||Magician Software for SSD management|
|Total Bytes Written warranty||
(3) Year Limited Warranty|
1.5 million hours MTBF
Tests: Samsung 860 QVO 1TB
Using an AMD A10 PC, we achieved 554/502MBps sequential read/write as well as very credible random read/write for larger files.
Samsung has done an excellent job squeezing out this much speed as it is at the limit of SATA 6 performance.
DIY install is easy
GadgetGuy has written a DIY guide to install new drives in Windows 10 laptops and desktops. It is really not that hard.
You have a choice of a clean install which often gets rid of performance issues but is the hardest route. Or you can use Samsung’s data migration tool which copies boot, data and programs over. We cloned 50GB in less than 10 minutes.
GadgetGuy’s take: Do it for the speed
Samsung 860 QVO is an easy and cost effective SATA 6 hard disk upgrade. Seriously – less than 10 minutes to install and clone – foolproof