The Samsung 870 QVO in its 2.5” SATA 6 guise has been around for a while. It is not a replacement for the 860 series but a new Gen 2 design. It now has an 8TB model.
In fact, there are a few Samsung SSD 2/5” SATA 3/6 for 3/6Gbps models. Note specs are for the largest capacity.
Samsung’s “Magician” software manages SSD’s metrics, AES 256-bit Encryption, WWN (world wide name), SMART (detects possible drive failure before it happens), GC (a garbage collection algorithm) and device sleep mode support.
As for speed – 3bit is slightly faster, but you would not know unless you fill the RAM buffer. Similarly, the MKX controller is marginally quicker but does not overly affect results.
In conclusion – Samsung 870 EVO focuses on performance and is best for everyday use. Samsung 870 QVO focuses on best price per GB, albeit at slightly lower performance levels for large files.
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