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The 8 Best 8TB SSDs in 2023

We've reviewed the top picks for serious data users

8tb SSD

We updated this feature in June. After reviewing and testing some of the newest offerings, our top picks remain the same. There’s also nothing game-changing on the horizon, so it’s a good time to pick up an 8TB SSD.

It’s crazy to think how far we’ve come since the days of marveling at 20MB drives & even smaller portable storage.

Who knew 30 years later, we’d be enjoying 8TB solid-state drives!

There are now some very decent high-capacity offerings available from leading storage manufacturers. They still, however, vary heavily in type, quality & price.

So today’s feature is here to guide you through the best 8TB solid-state drives. We’ve reviewed the main market options  and ranked them with different budgets and requirements in mind.


Samsung 870 qvo 8tb

Best 2.5″ 8TB SSD


Our Rating: 10/10


Corsair MP400

Best M.2 8TB SSD

Corsair MP400

Our Rating: 9.75/10


Glyph Atom Pro

Best External 8TB SSD

Glyph Atom Pro

Our Rating: 9.5/10


VectoTech Rapid

Cheapest External 8TB SSD

VectoTech Rapid

Our Rating: 9.25/10


Runner-Up Best NVMe 8TB SSD

Sabrent Rocket Q

Our Rating: 9.25/10


Intel SSD DC P4510

Best Enteprise 2.5″ 8TB SSD

Intel SSD DC P4510

Our Rating: 8.5/10


U32 Shadow

Alternative Cheap External 8TB SSD

U32 Shadow

Our Rating: 8.5/10


Micron 5210 Ion

Best Cheap 2.5″ SSD

Micron 5210 Ion

Our Rating: 8.5/10

Quick word on where to buy 8TB SSDs

If you’ve already looked at 8TB SSDs online, you may have run into some products that are 80-90% cheaper than the reputable options we recommend below.

How is that possible?

As you may have guessed, I’m here to tell you these cheap listings are fake 8TB SSDs. They’re usually made using a smaller drive with data re-writes to make them “appear” like they are 8 terabytes (but will quickly stop working when pushed above their original spec).

You have to be very wary of such listings, they often still come with a host of good reviews by using an old product page (e.g. a well-rated 1TB SSD) and then updating it to an 8TB fake.

We’d recommend sticking to the options on this list that represent the best value for authentic 8 TB solid states, and even when buying our recommendations, remember to purchase from Amazon directly (or one of their third parties with excellent customer feedback).

If you still want to look at other options, we strongly suggest sticking to reputable brands like Samsung & Corsair.

Samsung 870 qvo 8tb

Best 2.5″ 8TB SSD: SAMSUNG 870 QVO

What a fantastic offering this is.

From one of the kings of flash memory, Samsung’s 870 QVO product line doesn’t just offer enormous size options but does so with great technology to ensure decent longevity while still managing to be the cheapest 2.5-inch 8TB SSD we’ve come across.

Not only does the 870 QVO boast read speeds up to 560 MB/s & write speeds up to 530 MB/s, but benchmarks also suggest that speeds get close to these numbers in real-world performance. This isn’t always the case, with “maximums” provided by manufacturers occasionally not mirroring reality.

Having excellent speeds is integral for many people with larger drives when considering the significant data transfer that can take place between your various storage units.

The specs also make the 870 QVO a fantastic 8TB SSD for PC gaming (if you’re buying for a console like the PS5/Xbox Series X, be sure 8TB is supported – if not, the 2/4TB versions are also well worth their smaller price-tags).

Based on QLC technology to achieve its excellent price-point, Samsung works around the usual limitations of a QLC SSD setup by implementing an Intelligent TurboWrite & a stability-focused ECC algorithm to ensure terabytes written (TBW) up to 2800 (twice that of the previous iteration, which was already a well-received, stable product by QLC standards).

Whether you’re after an 8TB SSD for video editing, general storage, or other average user needs, we really appreciate the longevity on offer here (if your requirements are for your OS running as fast as possible, the 870 QVO is still a decent choice, but you may want to consider the M.2 picks below).

While it’s nothing to go crazy for, we appreciate the decent design and build quality of the 870 QVO too; balancing minimalism and sturdiness in its tiny package.

Another nice-to-have is software capability; the utility for data migration/cloning, Samsung Magician speed optimization, and general drive management are fantastic additions and all easily available.

Finally, it’s worth noting the incredible value of the 870 QVO. It has little diminishing returns price-wise, with the 8TB SATA SSD version (usually) costing around double a 4TB SSD. This is a great feat, with larger drives often coming with a premium for their utility in only taking a single output.

Ticking practically all the boxes we think most users are looking for in a serious storage solution for their computers while maintaining a fantastic price, the 870 QVO is easily our overall top pick for the best 8TB solid-state drive today.

2023 update: The 870 QVO remains our top choice for another year. We’ve not seen another offering balance quality, reliability and price at the same level.

Our Rating: 10/10

Corsair MP400

Best M.2 8TB SSD: Corsair MP400

If you’re after the fastest 8TB solid-state drive possible for a PC setup, power-house brand Corsair has a brilliant offering for M.2 NVMe users.

With read speeds up to 3400 MB/s & write speeds up to 3000 MB/s, we’re pleased to say that, like the Samsung 870 QVO, the benchmarks and user reception demonstrate that these speeds are attainable in real-world performance.

Not only is this the fastest 8TB SSD worth buying in today’s market, but its 3d QLC NAND architecture still boasts up to 1,600 TBW, a great balance between longevity and the cheaper utility of QLC.

The great differentiation between the MP400 and the 870 QVC (other than port requirements) is the price.

As fast as the MP400 is, it comes at over 50% more expensive than the 870 QVC.

Would we recommend it as one of the best SSDs for your operating system and intensive read/write requirements? Absolutely.

But appreciating the high cost, it’s worth point out that while the MP400 is 6x