The Samsung 860 QVO 4TB internal solid state drive (opens in new tab) is down to $399.99 on Amazon. This huge capacity drive only first became available in March and was selling for $550 then. Since May it has been going for around $500, but today's deal is its first time dropping below that. And what a drop it is. Other retailers saw a drop as well, but most of them only dropped to around $450 like B&H (opens in new tab).
The 860 QVO is different than Samsung's other SSDs like the 860 EVO (opens in new tab). It uses a QLC NAND controller, which is one of the newest technologies in the SSD world. In fact, we've only ever talked about one other QLC drive on Thrifter before, Intel's 660p NVMe M.2 SSD (opens in new tab), and NVMe M.2 SSDs are an entirely different beast than SATA SSDs like the 860 QVO. Samsung's drive is really the only consumer-level QVO SATA SSD worth talking about. The biggest improvement of the QVO over previous generations is in the cost, which is why this 4TB drive is now less expensive than other versions.
The 860 QVO has read/write speeds of 550 and 520 MB/s respectively. It also comes with a three-year warranty. Users give it 4.7 stars based on 317 reviews (opens in new tab).
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
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