Samsung announced the 860 'QVO' series, competitors for the best SSDs for gaming crown, late last year. They use quad-level cell (QLC) NAND flash memory chips, but the starting price of $150 for 1TB was a bit high. Now you can get the 1TB model for $117.99 from B&H Photo—$30 less than the price of a 1TB 860 Evo and cheaper than almost all of the best NVMe SSDs.
This drive is rated for sequential read speeds of up to 550 MB/s, and seq. write speeds of up to 520 MB/s—similar to other high-end SATA SSDs. Our friends at Tom's Hardware reviewed the 860 QVO last year, and found it to be a great SSD. The AES 256-bit encryption allows you to use Windows BitLocker, if you want to keep your local data as secure as possible.
Samsung 1TB 860 QVO | SATA | $117.99 ($30 off)
Not only is this Samsung SSD at a great price, compared to other 1TB SATA drives, but it uses super-fast quad-level cell flash memory. It's about as speedy as SATA drives can get. Buy at B&H (Posted: 2/26)
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