Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSD Review – High Speed & Incredible 8TB Capacity

It is no secret that one of Sabrent’s top weapons in the storage world is the Rocket 4 Plus which has been around for some time now.  First introduced in 2020, the Rocket 4 Plus has been fine tuned to add a 4TB in addition to the original 1/2TB releases and then Sabrent even added a custom heatsink for PS5 game players.  Still not completely satisfied, Sabrent introduced the Rocket 4 Plus-G Gaming SSD and now the top capacity 8TB Rocket 4 Plus which we will be taking a look at this morning. (All reports here)

Sabrent knew that, if they were to find a way to increase the capacity of the Rocket 4 Plus, they would have to break alliances.  With all previous iterations of this SSD being Micron 96-layer and then 176-layer TLC NAND flash memory,  the only way they were going to pull off the 8TB version was by moving to KIOXIA BiCS5 112-layer NAND flash memory.

The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 8TB SSD is a PCIe 4.0 4-lane M.2 2280 form factor (22mm wide 80mm long) SSD that is NVMe 1.4 compliant.  It’s performance drops slightly from the 4TB version (7.1GB/s read and 6.6GB/s write) where it is now 7GB/s read and 6GB/s write.  There actually seems to be a bit of confusion as both speeds can be found relating to this SSD, however, our report relies on their own website tech specs

The SSD itself is built onto a black PCB (printed circuit board) and comes with a copper color metal heatsink affixed to the side containing the controller with that traditional Sabrent branding.

There are 8-pieces of KIOXIA BiCS5 TLC NAND flash memory on this SSD (4-on each side) and we can see that Sabrent has elected to highlight the Phison PS5018-E18 8-channel NVMe controller with its own branding.

There is also a DDR4 DRAM buffer chip on either side of the SSD and we can see what happens when we removed the branding sticker on the bottom of the Rocket 4 Plus.  Say goodbye to your warranty.

The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 8TB SSD comes with the Sabrent typical 2-year limited warranty which is bumped to 5-years when you register your SSD, a rather smart move we think that hasn’t caught on with other manufacturers.  Pricing is also not for the faint-of-heart as MSRP is at $1499 but, just think of all that storage capacity!  Check Amazon for Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 8TB SSD pricing updates now!

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