Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI
Way too expensive for what it is, especially given the SATA limitations.
If you can copy a few hundred Gigs per-minute then such a large SSD starts to make sense, but even if this is 6x better than an 8TB HDD it's still a far cry from what it really should be.
Doubly so when 1TB TLC drives are so cheap (or at least they were a few months ago and probably will be again next year).
For people who need large amounts of data storage, having fewer drives can be huge. Ever since Haswell, MOBOs these days have a decreasing number of SATA ports. Using that many multiple drives would mean having to add HBA cards, more cables, and extra space for the drives. It also makes data organization and space allocation more difficult. Adding insult to injury, even though many modern MOBOs have more and faster PCIe lanes, the number of PCIe slots are also decreasing, even on enterprise (X series) MOBOs.
People with laptops are generally restricted to up to two 2.5" drives and up to two M.2 drives (which may or may not be all NVMe), usually fewer. Larger drives, even SATA, would be huge for them.
Originally Posted by ThrashZone
That link is for the 860 series. The new 8TB drive will be in a new 870 series, assuming the pandemic doesn't cause Samsung to drop the project (it has happened before; remember the 4TB 850 Pro that was promised, then dropped because of the silicon shortage at the time?). Sabrent already has a 4TB TLC NVMe drive and is supposed to be coming out with an 8TB NVMe soon but that will be a QLC.
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er
1TB SLC = 2TB MLC = 3TB TLC = 4TB QLC
Let that sink in.
Sink in? More like it's already sunk. What the heck does that even mean?
Even QLC drives, such as the QVOs, will still be faster than the the same sized HDDs, even if the HDDs are not SMR. The downside to QLC drives, compared to TLC and MLC drives (other than reduced speed), is shorter warranties and reduced write life. To me, a shorter warranty indicates a reduced level of confidence in the reliability of a product compared to similar products by the same manufacturer.
I would have preferred that Samsung had worked on developing 8TB Pros and/or EVOs instead of a QVO. The QLC drives, like the QVO, just aren't ready for serious use yet. I'm already fixed for storage space and won't be buying anymore for quite a while except for possible replacements but if something was to happen to the drives I have now, like theft or a house fire, I would prefer to buy 8TB (or larger) replacements for the 4TB herd I have now (just not the QVOs unless it's a few years from now and QLC has matured).