Samsung's new 860 QVO SSD brings high-capacity storage on the cheap

Samsung today announced the new 860 QVO SSD, a high-capacity SSD drive for consumers with an affordable price tag. Coming in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB flavors, prices for the new drive start at $150.

The goal with these new drives is to offer up an alternative for people relying on a combination of SSD and HDD storage for booting and storage, a practice typically done to avoid the high cost that a large SSD or multiple SSD drives would carry.

"Today's consumers are using, producing and storing more high-resolution files than ever, including 4K videos and graphics-intensive games, escalating demand for greater capacities and performance in storage devices," said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. "Samsung continues to lead the move toward multi-terabyte SSDs with the introduction of the Samsung 860 QVO, delivering fast performance, reliability and value to more consumers around the world."

As for performance, Samsung claims the new drives can hit sequential read and write speeds of up to 550 MB/s and 520 MB/s, respectively. The company is also including a three-year warranty on each drive.

860 QVO specs

The 860 QVO is expected to go on sale on December 16 with pricing starting at $150 for the 1TB option.

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