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Samsung Internal SSD 860 QVO 2.5 '' SATA (2TB) £169.01(£159 w/fee free card) Delivered @ Amazon France
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Samsung Internal SSD 860 QVO 2.5 '' SATA (2TB) £169.01(£159 w/fee free card) Delivered @ Amazon France

£169.01£216.9822%Amazon France Deals
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Posted 13th Jun

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Feels like a good price here for the SSD from Amazon France. As always you can use your Amazon UK account details to order.

Use a fee free card to save on the conversion charges.

There is a 9.4 Euro Off Voucher as below - make sure to use that
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Below indicative price using Amazon's Calculators
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Best Price As Per the French 3 Camels - the Voucher makes it even better
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Closest price in the UK is £216.98

Description
Compared with hard disk drives, solid state drives (SSDs) are faster, more power efficient, emit less heat, are noise and vibration free, and keep your data more secure. But capacity has come at a high cost ― until now. Available in 1,2 and 4 terabytes, the Samsung SSD 860 QVO is packed with Samsung's leading-edge performance, at an affordable price. Perfect for PC and laptop users looking for a combination of capacity and performance in a single drive. Meet your first terabyte SSD: Samsung SSD 860 QVO. SD 860 QVO delivers sequential read and write speeds of up to 550 MB/s or up to 520 MB/s and I/O performance of up to 95,000 IOPS read and 89,000 IOPS writing.

Features
  • Our First Terabyte SSD: faster, more power efficient, emit less heat, noise and vibration free, and data will be kept more secure
  • Available in 1,2 and 4 terabytes
  • Perfect for PC and laptop users looking for a combination of capacity and performance in a single drive
  • Breakthrough with Samsung's latest 4-bit MLC NAND flash technology
  • Up to 550 MB/s read and 520 MB/s write speeds give the experience of a new computer
  • Intelligent TurboWrite accelerates write speeds and maintains long-term high performance

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Would have bought if nvme
It's getting real close to my £150 buying point
Great price for 2tb. Been looking at these for a while so will be grabbing one. Have some heat.
Prices are coming down!
Not bad price, but is QLC nand.
TacticalTimbo14/06/2019 12:54

Not bad price, but is QLC nand.


Yes, this is a very different drive to the 860 EVO.

Buyers should be aware of what they are buying. I think it is still a good price, but I personally wouldn't buy one.
How is this speed wise compared to the evo?
Not someone I watch, but came across this nice summary from Linus on how SSD's are actually getting worse...



Samsung's QLC reminds me of that video and this review article from AnandTech.

Though to be fair, it's still orders of magnitude faster due to instant seek and it's random read/write speed compared to mechanical drives - i.e. the most important measurements.
It is faster than a mechanical drive but whether it is as durable is debatable. These drives are worth considering as a replacement for a mechanical data drive but I wouldn't boot from one of these.
I'm waiting for the 860 EVO 1tb to drop below £100 again.

A proper SSD for your OS and key programs, combined with a conventional HDD for storage, remains the optimal setup.
This is a great price. I don't think it being QLC is a big deal for us as consumers. For the vast majority of the time the drive will be as fast as the SATA bottleneck and you will not notice the difference between this and the Evo. In most real world tests even an m.2 nvme is no faster than a SATA drive. The bottleneck being the os overhead.
I'm buying, this is a superb price!
spudbynight14/06/2019 14:28

It is faster than a mechanical drive but whether it is as durable is …It is faster than a mechanical drive but whether it is as durable is debatable. These drives are worth considering as a replacement for a mechanical data drive but I wouldn't boot from one of these.


The MTBF of this drive is 1.5million hours (62,500 days or 171 years of being continuously powered on). The warranty is for 3 years or 720TB written, whichever comes first.

For comparison my 120GB Samsung 840 Evo has been powered on for 765 days purchased on 19 October 2013 and has written 17TB total. (This is my primary boot drive)

This drive will probably fail long after I die. SMART stats on the drive are still reporting it in excellent health.

With a bigger drive it will perform better as there will be less space that gets over written compared to a smaller drive (having a smaller drive means the same blocks are over written more frequently). I fully expect posted drive to outlive anyone on these forums.

Yes you are right that a mechanical drive is more reliable, but at consumer levels it doesn't really matter unless you are writing terabytes of data daily like they would in server farms.
Edited by: "johnsquire334" 14th Jun
Looking for a bit of advice please... I am looking for reliable storage for photos and videos from my laptop, my phone and my wife's phone. Everything is full! Am I right in thinking that I would be better purchasing the 1tb Evo rather than this one? 1tb would be big enough and I don't want to sacrifice quality for quantity. I wouldn't be using it often but want something really reliable for pics of our baby etc. I'm not very technically minded so trying to work out what to do for the best. If anyone has any advice I would be incredibly grateful! Thanks in advance!
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starrgirl15/06/2019 06:38

Looking for a bit of advice please... I am looking for reliable storage …Looking for a bit of advice please... I am looking for reliable storage for photos and videos from my laptop, my phone and my wife's phone. Everything is full! Am I right in thinking that I would be better purchasing the 1tb Evo rather than this one? 1tb would be big enough and I don't want to sacrifice quality for quantity. I wouldn't be using it often but want something really reliable for pics of our baby etc. I'm not very technically minded so trying to work out what to do for the best. If anyone has any advice I would be incredibly grateful! Thanks in advance!


Hi,
Whatever you choose, please please don't put everything on one drive.
All eggs in one basket, it will fail sooner or later and then everything is lost.
If you are looking for long term storage of family photos, please look at M-Disc. for example amazon.co.uk/Ver…76G
you would need suitable bluray writer as well.
On top of that, if you are not afraid of data slurping, google is giving free unlimited photo storage - when you choose to use optimized photo compression (not too bad in my opinion).
starrgirl15/06/2019 06:38

Looking for a bit of advice please... I am looking for reliable storage …Looking for a bit of advice please... I am looking for reliable storage for photos and videos from my laptop, my phone and my wife's phone. Everything is full! Am I right in thinking that I would be better purchasing the 1tb Evo rather than this one? 1tb would be big enough and I don't want to sacrifice quality for quantity. I wouldn't be using it often but want something really reliable for pics of our baby etc. I'm not very technically minded so trying to work out what to do for the best. If anyone has any advice I would be incredibly grateful! Thanks in advance!


For the price and the storage you want I would suggest buying 2x2tb hdd's instead of 1x1tb SSD.

My reasoning is that it's about the same price and you won't really see any performance benefit of all you are using it is for storage. Sure it will take a bit longer to copy over the data but that's something your computer will do by itself in the background.

Also with 2 drives of the same size (and preferably type) you can set it up in RAID incase one of the drives fails. As someone else mentioned you definitely don't want all your data stored in 1 place. That's just asking for disaster.
Thanks so much for this advice! I already back up to Google Photos, but find it hard to use and like you've stated I want my pictures in more than one place. I don't have a bluray writer unfortunately! I was under the impression that HDD would be less reliable due to moving parts - is that correct?
Also I'm assuming that with either HDD or SSD I would need to move the pictures from my phone to my laptop, then over to the storage. Is that not the case?
I've been trying to work out which brands are reliable and track a decent price but it's like a whole new world!!
Thanks again!
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