Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1TB NVMe SSD review

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Sabrent Rocket NVMe4 1TB M2 SSD (PCIe Gen 4.0)
Enthusiast M.2.Class SSD performance for a mainstream price

Priced at a fair 20 cents per GB (199 USD/EUR) we review the Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD, yes that would be a PCIe Gen4 compatible NVMe SSD. Will this more value Sabrent offer mostly selling on Amazon be fast enough to keep up with the competition? The US-based company that is trying to inject price worthy hardware related solutions onto the market and are slowly expanding towards the EU as well. They have QLC based products, PCIe Gen 3 based SSDs. But for those that want top-notch high-performance at a good price, this PCIe Gen 4 x4 M2 unit might be what you are after. The Rocket is available in multiple volumes sizes but also is offered in an SKU with the additional beefy heatsink. There's the 1TB version we test, a 500 GB model, and even a 2TB model. Sabrent is claiming numbers that run into the 5000 MB/s; Write Speeds and up to 4400 MB/s for these M2 SSDs, at 20 cents per GB. They even offer 5 years warranty (but you do need to register your product for that). The TBW (TeraBytes Written—the total amount of data that a company is willing to guarantee can be written to the drive) ratings of 1800 TBW for the 1 TB model drives seem quite up there as well.

  • SB-ROCKET-NVM4-512 TBW=850
  • SB-ROCKET-NVM4-1TB , TBW=1800
  • SB-ROCKET-NVM4-2TB, TBW=3600

The specs are great but will this unit deliver what it claims? SSD is based on that familiar Phison's PS5012-E12 controller and of course, has been fitted with TLC written NAND from Kioxia (formerly Toshiba). The performance will vary depending on volume size. The SSD is a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe 1.3) M.2 form factor SSD, it has been fitted with new stacked NAND TLC. The performance numbers of a proper SATA3 SSD offers these days are simply excellent, but with the more niche NVMe SSDs you can easily quadruple performance, which offers serious numbers. The unit follows a smaller M.2 2280 form factor (8cm) so it will fit on most ATX motherboards capable of M.2 just fine. Anyway, wanna see how fast it really is? Next page and onwards into the review then.  


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