[SSD vs HDD] Here’s What Makes Samsung’s 860 QVO a Game-Changer for SSDs

on December 24, 2018
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These days, computer hardware is advancing at a blistering pace. But when it comes to PC storage, most people still rely on a decades-old technology: the hard disk drive (HDD). There is, however, another option. An option that utilizes the latest in flash memory technology to offer a faster, more efficient and reliable storage solution.

 

We’re speaking, of course, of solid state drives (SSDs). While it’s true that SSDs have been on consumers’ radars for quite some time, many have found large-capacity models to be a bit too expensive for their liking.

 

That is, until now. Samsung’s recent release of the multi-terabyte 860 QVO SSD has made cutting-edge speed and performance more accessible than ever. Let’s examine how the company’s latest innovative drive stacks up against conventional HDDs, and discover why it’s time for more consumers to adopt a true 21st-century storage solution.

 

 

 

Built for Reliability

One of the key differences between HDDs and SSDs boils down to design. HDDs rely on moving parts, which, over time, can make them slower and less reliable. This can eventually lead files to become scattered across the disk, further reducing the drive’s performance.

 

The 860 QVO, on the other hand, was built with Samsung’s high-density 4-bit multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash architecture, which features no moving parts to slow you down. This also allows the SSD to offer better durability than an HDD, with greater resistance to shocks.

 

 

The design differences between HDDs (above) and SSDs

 

 

Efficiency Is Everything

In addition to a durable, lightweight design, the 860 QVO offers users exceptional efficiency.

 

Compared to a conventional HDD, Samsung’s drive consumes less power, emits less heat, and runs noise and vibration free. And because it’s backed by Samsung’s industry-leading TBW rate, users can trust that the 860 QVO will keep their data more safe.

 

 

The Need for Speed

Now let’s talk speed. Featuring sequential read and write speeds of up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 520 MB/s, respectively, the 860 QVO offers approximately 60 percent faster boot speeds, makes unzipping files 110 percent faster, and allows you to copy files a whopping 250 percent faster than a conventional HDD.

 

Best of all, because the drive’s 2.5-inch form factor fits perfectly into most PCs and laptops, upgrading from an HDD to the 860 QVO – and turbocharging your computing experience – couldn’t be easier.

 

 

 

Making ‘Exceptional’ More Accessible

Before Samsung’s introduction of the 860 QVO, offering a multi-terabyte SSD that combined this level of speed and reliability, all at a price point comparable to an HDD, was virtually unheard of.

 

Affordability is just one of the many factors that make this drive a true game-changer. Check out the video above to learn more about why you should consider making the 860 QVO your first terabyte SSD.

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