Listen to Audio
Switching to a SSD drive is the best upgrade you can make for your PC. These awesome devices obliterate long boot times, speed up how fast your programs and games load, and make your computer feel fast.
Many SSDs come in a 2.5-inch form factor and communicate with PCs via the same SATA ports used by traditional hard drives. But out on the bleeding-edge of NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) drives, you’ll find tiny “gumstick” SSDs that fit in M.2 connections on modern motherboards, SSDs that sit on a PCIe adapter and slot into your motherboard like a graphics card or sound card, futuristic 3D Xpoint drives, and more. Picking the perfect SSD isn’t as simple as it used to be.
The best SSDs can supercharge your PC. Some are tougher than others. Click here to check out our picks for the best SSDs under $130, what to look for in an SSD, what peripherals go well with them, and more.
1TB Samsung SSD for $100
SSD drives have been pretty pricey in the past, but as technologies evolve, prices typically get better. In 2019, you can now get a 1 TB SSD drive on sale for $100. Our favorite budget SSD is available for cheaper than it’s ever been.
Amazon is currently offering Samsung’s 860 QVO 1TB 2.5-inch SATA III Internal SSD for a little over $100. You can find the 1TB Samsung 860 QVO SSD for $108 on Amazon, from it’s MSRP of $130, and less than the 1TB Samsung 860 EVO’s current price of $148. The Samsung 860 QVO is an excellent option for both multimedia enthusiasts and gamers looking to upgrade their drives.
Utilizing a SATA III cable and a technology known as quad-level cells (QLC), the drive is designed to be affordable, but not necessarily the most speedy. If you’ve been using a typical hard disk drive, the Samsung 860 QVO will be a definite upgrade, but if you’re used to faster SSDs, you may be left wanting for a bit more performance.
Many may not have heard of the QVO line before. This is Samsung’s first consumer-grade quad-level cell (QLC) NAND drive. QLC NAND crams in four bits per cell versus three-bit per cell on the TLC NAND, which underlies the 860 EVO. The end result is that with QLC, SSD makers can offer greater storage capacities at a lower cost.
The downside of QLC is that you often have to take a hit in performance for all that capacity. Writing more bits to a NAND cell [3 vs. 4] takes more time. Write speeds can take a serious hit when the QVO’s cache gets exhausted, which is rare however, and only seen during big file transfers such as downloading two 50GB games one after the other. That’s not a terrible trade-off for most people, and for $108/1TB that’s a good deal.
With the fastest M.2 1 TB SSD drives costing near $250, the QVO is designed to bring large amounts of storage to consumers at an affordable price. With a standard low price tag of $129, Amazon’s deal brings the Samsung 860 QVO 1 TB drive down to an even lower price. Excellent for both media enthusiasts, who wish to store large libraries of music and movies, and gamers, who see themselves installing large 50GB game files at a time, this drive will prove useful in a few scenarios.
Step up to ssd-level performance. The 860 qvo gives you huge, terabyte storage and the incredible speed and reliability of an SSD.Latest 4-Bit MLC technology delivers fast read/write speeds of 550/520 MB/s
Terabyte-level capacity eliminates the need for multiple storage Solutions
Click Buy Now for Updated Price. Estimated Price: