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QLC drives like the Samsung QVO drives don't have particularly high write endurance nor are they particularly fast (hidden by an SLC or DRAM cache). Any sort of parity RAID configuration will chew through them in fairly short order.
A better deal would be to buy lightly used retired enterprise drives if you're intending to RAID them. They have much greater endurance, more sustained throughput, power loss protection (capacitors to provide power to finish out acknowledged writes in the even of a power outage) , and are suited for use RAID array. For example, I've bought a ton of 1.6tb Intel DC S3610s for anywhere from $130 to $210 each. Some were Intel retail drives, some were HP OEMs. All had 99% to 100% of life left according to the respective Intel or HP utility.