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Samsung 860 QVO SATA III 2.5 inch 1TB SSD, £99.92 at Amazon
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Samsung 860 QVO SATA III 2.5 inch 1TB SSD, £99.92 at Amazon

£99.92£103.413%Amazon Deals
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Posted 1st May
Update 1
Update - price increase from £98.34 to £99.92 on 14/05
Good price and quality drive.

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Performance

  • Sequential Read Up to 550 MB/s Sequential Read * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration
  • Sequential Write Up to 520 MB/s Sequential Write * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration ** Measured with Intelligent TurboWrite technology being activated
  • Random Read (4KB, QD32)Up to 96,000 IOPS Random Read * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration ** Measured with Intelligent TurboWrite technology being activated
  • Random Write (4KB, QD32)Up to 89,000 IOPS Random Write * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration ** Measured with Intelligent TurboWrite technology being activated
  • Random Read (4KB, QD1)Up to 7,500 IOPS Random Read * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration ** Measured with Intelligent TurboWrite technology being activated
  • Random Write (4KB, QD1)Up to 42,000 IOPS Random Write * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration ** Measured with Intelligent TurboWrite technology being activated
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65p off RRP, Amazon are really spoiling us.
Be aware this is the QVO and not EVO. There are some trade offs (especially with the 1TB model) so do some reading to see if it's suitable for what you want to use it for
5imon-HUKD01/05/2020 20:37

65p off RRP, Amazon are really spoiling us.


I'm confused how these Amazon non deals end up being so hot on this app
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Great drive
Whammerhead01/05/2020 20:24

Personally, I'd go for the MX500 1TB for £3 …Personally, I'd go for the MX500 1TB for £3 morehttps://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-860-QVO-1TB-vs-Crucial-MX500-1TB/m987996vsm406099


just got that mx500 and I was thinking about returning it and taking this one instead not sure now lol
65p off RRP, Amazon are really spoiling us.
raw_denim01/05/2020 20:30

just got that mx500 and I was thinking about returning it and taking this …just got that mx500 and I was thinking about returning it and taking this one instead not sure now lol



I'd keep it all day, every day over this
Whammerhead01/05/2020 20:40

I'd keep it all day, every day over this


Tbf you won't notice the difference
raw_denim01/05/2020 20:30

just got that mx500 and I was thinking about returning it and taking this …just got that mx500 and I was thinking about returning it and taking this one instead not sure now lol


You shouldn't be even thinking about that
I thought the newer Samsung SSDs were poor since they started doing the nVMEs? I know they USED to be top dogs,but have lowered component quality recently?
Danze198401/05/2020 20:53

I thought the newer Samsung SSDs were poor since they started doing the …I thought the newer Samsung SSDs were poor since they started doing the nVMEs? I know they USED to be top dogs,but have lowered component quality recently?


Nvme is better
Jordan_Taylor01/05/2020 20:42

Tbf you won't notice the difference



Not in speed... lifespan (and warranty 5yrs v 3 yrs).
Edited by: "Whammerhead" 1st May
Jordan_Taylor01/05/2020 20:54

Nvme is better


I know, I'm not disputing that. It just seems they've concentrated their efforts on that side and the SSDs have suffered, to the point where Sandisk and Crucial have overtaken them. But people are still buying the SSDs based on the reputation they held 2 years ago.
Whammerhead01/05/2020 20:40

I'd keep it all day, every day over this


Yeh i just got one it goes toe to toe with the higher spec 860 evo for a lot less cash never mind this.
Danze198401/05/2020 21:05

I know, I'm not disputing that. It just seems they've concentrated their …I know, I'm not disputing that. It just seems they've concentrated their efforts on that side and the SSDs have suffered, to the point where Sandisk and Crucial have overtaken them. But people are still buying the SSDs based on the reputation they held 2 years ago.


Because that's the way the industry is going fella.

Samsung is the biggest flash storage vendor so they can't really focus on production of older standards.

Samsung supply alot of other brands, flash is a commodity basically.
Be aware this is the QVO and not EVO. There are some trade offs (especially with the 1TB model) so do some reading to see if it's suitable for what you want to use it for
The Samsung QVO has a free game offer from a lot of vendors, The Division 2, I think CCL still have it on offer, which is what made me buy it for £99 a couple of weeks ago. It's not a bad drive and if you didn't have anything to compare it to, it is near enough for 99% of people. MX500 is a very good drive also from top memory brand micron. The few % points wont be seen in real everyday use.
I went for the 1TB MX500 the other day for around £100 (already got an older 250GB M500 in my laptop that has served me well for years).
Didn't really want to pay £30-£40 more for the EVO just for a potentially slightly faster drive etc. that in the long run won't be noticeable or really bother me too much guarantee wise.
There are brand new 860 evo 1tb on flea bay from a private seller for £115, worth the extra imo
Honestly, if you plan to use more than half the space on the drive you will notice the drop off in performance
This is not even cheap, why are people posting this QVO drive regularly? It's just not comparable... it's lower priced but for a reason....
What a saving!!!
1% off?
aidan.conway01/05/2020 23:11

The Samsung QVO has a free game offer from a lot of vendors, The Division …The Samsung QVO has a free game offer from a lot of vendors, The Division 2, I think CCL still have it on offer, which is what made me buy it for £99 a couple of weeks ago.


Yeah it's £99.98 + £5.49 shipping from Scan and including Division 2 Ultimate
I would’ve though bigger profile ssds would be cheaper now with m.2s being around the same price? Never the less I have this in 256gb and bought the WD offer that was on few days back for similar price. Can’t beat a good ssd. Heat added, thanks op for sharing.
If I were to swap out my laptop hdd for an ssd would it be better to do a fresh install or clone?
5imon-HUKD01/05/2020 20:37

65p off RRP, Amazon are really spoiling us.


I'm confused how these Amazon non deals end up being so hot on this app
Sparg02/05/2020 22:03

1% off?



Yeah, we get ripped off here in the UK so when it drops by 1p it's literally a bargain then.
5imon-HUKD01/05/2020 20:37

65p off RRP, Amazon are really spoiling us.



I had to look twice at this comment, thought "wow £65... oh"
Whammerhead01/05/2020 20:24

Personally, I'd go for the MX500 1TB for £3 …Personally, I'd go for the MX500 1TB for £3 morehttps://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-860-QVO-1TB-vs-Crucial-MX500-1TB/m987996vsm406099


not available anymore, 1TB
leigh_Beef02/05/2020 22:51

If I were to swap out my laptop hdd for an ssd would it be better to do a …If I were to swap out my laptop hdd for an ssd would it be better to do a fresh install or clone?



Fresh unless you've a lot of other software that you'd find difficult to re-install re licences etc
SomeBod02/05/2020 23:18

not available anymore, 1TB



I guess that's what happens when you provide a link to a suggested alternative.
SomeBod02/05/2020 23:18

not available anymore, 1TB



it is if you choose standard packaging - couple of quid more though.
raw_denim01/05/2020 20:30

just got that mx500 and I was thinking about returning it and taking this …just got that mx500 and I was thinking about returning it and taking this one instead not sure now lol


You already have the better of the two.

ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com…099
DamienB02/05/2020 15:10

Honestly, if you plan to use more than half the space on the drive you …Honestly, if you plan to use more than half the space on the drive you will notice the drop off in performance


Genuinely interested in your statement. Do you have any articles you can post etc on that?
Whammerhead01/05/2020 20:24

Personally, I'd go for the MX500 1TB for £3 …Personally, I'd go for the MX500 1TB for £3 morehttps://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-860-QVO-1TB-vs-Crucial-MX500-1TB/m987996vsm406099


Why is that?
samirhym02/05/2020 22:53

I'm confused how these Amazon non deals end up being so hot on this app


Cheapest price around is the answer, although I agree 65p off is hardly a sale 😄
Really likes the look of this deal until I realised I bought the same one from Amazon in December for £79.99
I have noticed that the price of smaller sized ssds are going up, this is a good price for 1TB for sure
Whammerhead01/05/2020 20:24

Personally, I'd go for the MX500 1TB for £3 …Personally, I'd go for the MX500 1TB for £3 morehttps://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-860-QVO-1TB-vs-Crucial-MX500-1TB/m987996vsm406099


Thank you for that link, I could not remember it the other day lol
Diogenes00703/05/2020 00:48

Genuinely interested in your statement. Do you have any articles you can …Genuinely interested in your statement. Do you have any articles you can post etc on that?


Once the fast cache (~48GB SLC/MLC, not DRAM) is full, it takes time (minutes) to flush it to the slower main storage. Subsequent writes are painfully slow, akin to spinning rust. Some details here: pcworld.com/art…tml Go for the MX500.
Do your research, this is not a good SSD. I'd advise you to go with a Corsair Force for the exact same price range as Samsung's base models like the QVL manufactured SSDs except that they have on par performance with their top of the line NVME M.2 SSDs of the pro line. Not the best buy for value with Samsung's SSDs, though if you can afford their Pro models go for it but there are better if you search. Another good buy for performance and value is Crucial MX500 which is inline with Samsung's mid-range line up but not stupidly marked up in premium price points.
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