The 2TB version of Samsung's 870 QVO solid state drive has matched its low of $200
The Samsung 870 QVO internal solid state drive is the newest generation of Samsung's unique QVO series, and it got 4 out of 5 stars with a Recommended badge in our review a few months back. You can get the 2TB of the drive on sale for just $199.99 at Amazon. We've also seen it this low at a couple of other places like Best Buy. This price matches the lowest we have seen for the 870 QVO yet, a price we first saw on Black Friday. The 2TB drive normally sells for $220 and can go as high as $250 at Best Buy.
Samsung 870 QVO 2TB internal solid state drive
Uses latest technology. Has read/write speeds of 560 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively. Has hardware-based encryption and a three-year limited warranty. Uses SATA interface and has tools to help enhance performance and keep up with updates.
Although it has a similar name, the 870 QVO is different than other Samsung offerings like the 870 EVO, and despite using newer tech is actually much less expensive at the moment. It uses a QLC NAND controller, which is one of the newest technologies in the SSD world. It's not a technology that has become completely widespread yet, although it probably will. One of the only other consumer-level SSDs we've written about with QLC is Intel's 660p NVMe M.2 SSD, and NVMe M.2 SSDs are an entirely different beast than SATA SSDs like the 870 QVO.
Samsung's drive is really the only QVO SATA SSD worth talking about. The biggest improvement of the QVO over previous generations is in the cost, which is why the 2TB version of this drive is much less expensive than comparable drives.
The 870 QVO has read/write speeds of 560 and 530 MB/s respectively. This is more than 10% faster than the previous generation 860 QVO. It also comes with a three-year warranty. You can secure your data with the built-in security options, including AES 256-bit hardware encryption. The drive uses a SATA 6 GB/s interface, but it is compatible with previous generation slower SATA interfaces. You just won't get as much out of it.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.