Grab the Samsung 870 QVO 2TB SATA solid state drive back down to a low price of $179.99 through Amazon (opens in new tab). This is actually Amazon matching Best Buy's price (opens in new tab), which is one of Best Buy's deals of the day. Chances are this deal won't be around tomorrow because of that so act fast if you're interested. The drive normally sells for around $210 and can go as high as $225. Today's deal matches the lowest price we've seen this year, a price it has only hit once before.
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.
Samsung has had very similar named products for a long time now, but the 870 QVO on sale today is much different than the previous generation 870 EVO (opens in new tab). The Q versus the E speaks to the newer technology in the QVO, the QLC NAND controller. This tech has been essential for lowering the cost of SSDs in general, and has allowed the 870 QVO to sell for even less than its predecessor. That's even more true now since the 870 EVO is getting harder and harder to find. If you're looking for an M.2 SSD with NVMe tech that has a QLC NAND controller, try the Intel 660p 1TB drive (opens in new tab), which is pretty inexpensive right now, too.
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.
Solid State Devices have been around for a very long time, decades. They started out as USB Thumb drives which you can get a 2TB thumb drive for $39. Then Apple came along and SSD's got expensive. There's no reason at this point that an external SSD HD should be $180 for ONLY 2TB, maybe for 8TB but not 2TB.
I think you are thinking of just standard flash memory. I may be wrong in my understanding, but I think the setups of SSD internals are different, hense the speed differences.
Very different technologies. If you want high capacity devices at those prices you'd better be prepared for very, very slow reads, and even slower writes.
That's actually pretty expensive given it's read/write is only in the 500's.
It also has a pretty small buffer for writes. It will slow down to hard drive-like speeds very quickly when copying large files.
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