Mix speed and space with Samsung’s 2TB 870 QVO SSD on sale for $180

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Really want to use a solid state drive but also worried about a lack of storage? Fret no more. Grab the Samsung 870 QVO 2TB SATA SSD on sale today for $179.99. That’s a huge amount of space for an SSD, and this price is the second lowest it has ever been. The previous low was only for one day, too, so it was easy to miss. We shared a deal on this drive back in February when the price dropped significantly down to $200, and it has been on a downward trend ever since.

Samsung has had very similar named products for a long time now, but the 870 QVO on sale today is much different than the previous generation 870 EVO. The Q versus the E speaks to the newer technology in the QVO, the QLC NAND controller. This tech has been essential for lowering the cost of SSDs in general, and has allowed the 870 QVO to sell for even less than its predecessor. That’s even more true now since the 870 EVO is getting harder and harder to find. If you’re looking for an M.2 SSD with NVMe tech that has a QLC NAND controller, try the Intel 660p 1TB drive, which is pretty inexpensive right now, too.

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The 870 QVO has read/write speeds of 560 and 530 MB/s respectively. This is more than 10% faster than the previous generation 860 QVO. It also comes with a three-year warranty. You can secure your data with the built-in security options, including AES 256-bit hardware encryption. The drive uses a SATA 6 GB/s interface, but it is compatible with previous generation slower SATA interfaces. You just won’t get as much out of it.

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