Samsung could easily make an 8TB 860 QVO SSD

Is an 8TB 860 QVO drive on the horizon?

Samsung could easily make a 8TB 860 QVO SSD

Samsung could easily make an 8TB 860 QVO SSD

Samsung has revealed their 860 QVO series of SSDs to the world, offering affordable 1-4TB SSDs to the masses through the use of 4-bit QLC NAND. These early QLC drives showcase impressive performance numbers in standard system workloads, which is great news for those who desire large banks of SSD storage. 

While consumer offerings of 1-4TB are impressive, Samsung is capable of delivering larger drives 860 QVO drives in the future, with PCPER discovering that the PCB of Samsung's 4TB 860 QVO has four vacant flash locations, making an 8TB version of their 860 QVO possible. 

Samsung has not announced an 8TB version of their 860 QVO, though the PCB space for eight QLC flash packages proves that an 8TB option is possible, it not likely. The 1TB version of Samsung's 860 QVO also has space for an extra flash package, making it likely that the same PCB will be used to create their 2TB 860 QVO drives. 

With their 860 QVO series of drives, Samsung wants to push SSDs as a mass storage option for consumers, offering higher performance levels and lower noise levels than mechanical hard disk drives. 

Samsung could easily make a 8TB 860 QVO SSD

(Image from PCPER)

SSDs are set to become more affordable moving into 2019, with NAND pricing being expected to decrease as supply increases and yields of QLC NAND improve. 

Samsung's 860 QVO series SSDs are set to release in mid-December with prices starting at 136.99 in the UK for 1TB models. 

You can join the discussion on Samsung's potential 8TB 860 QVO series SSD on the OC3D Forums.

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Most Recent Comments

29-11-2018, 07:10:24

Do you mean 2 vacant out of 4 total flash locations, because unless that board is dual sided, I only see 2 vacant slots?

EDIT: Now I see the other sided-nessQuote

04-12-2018, 12:51:38

Affordable mass storage from SSDs has been one of my most desired things. Getting rid of my HDD's is a dream.Quote

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