3D MARK STORAGE GAMING BENCHMARK
UL Solutions has created a new storage gaming benchmark that we will start to use as new SSDs come in. The 3DMark Storage Benchmark DLC extends 3DMark Advanced Edition with a dedicated component test for measuring the gaming performance of SSDs and other storage hardware. It supports all the latest storage technologies and tests practical, real-world gaming performance for activities such as loading games, saving progress, installing game files, and recording gameplay video streams.
3DMark is a fairly new tool in our toolbox and we have only tested a few other drives to date.
REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
Since the day that Sabrent started manufacturing SSDs, they have wanted to be different in that, they wanted to do something others would not. They wanted to market, not only the best selling SSDs available but also, they wanted to make available those niche SSDs that might cost a bit more but had there own place in the storage world. They have done that over and over again. Ask yourself this. How many companies have made 8TB SSDs available to date? Sabrent goes all the way back to 2020 with their Rocket Q, Xtreme-Q Thunderbolt 3 External SSD and then their Thunderbolt 3 Dual NVMe Docking Station… all 8TB. And let’s not forget their Rocket XTRM-Q 16TB External Thunderbolt 3 SSD!
The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus lays down the best of both worlds; performance and capacity. Not only does the 8TB Rocket 4 Plus provide transfer speeds above 7GB/s and over 1 million IOPS, but also this SSD proved to be a great gaming SSD as well. Pricing for the Rocket 4 Plus 8TB SSD is as much as can be expected at $1499, but this was never envisioned for the casual PC users. It was built for those industry professionals that rely on speed and capacity to increase their end product or simply to complete their workload in a shorter time. If end casual end users grab one for their system, good for them. In any case, great job Sabrent on another first!