Perhaps the one thing that Sabrent has done best in the SSD industry is to fill the void that many would not. They struck hard on entry with capacities that many might not chance, jumping into QLC well ahead of the curve, and then marketing PCIe 4.0 performance at what appeared to be the perfect time. And if you are looking for a portable SSD, you might be just a bit careless if you overlooked Sabrent as they have flat out marketed some of the best in the industry, the 8TB Thunderbolt 3 XTRM-Q being my personal favorite but the Rocket Nano we looked at last week was just as impressive. This week we are going to take a close look at the Sabrent Rocket Pro 4TB NVMe Portable SSD.
The Sabrent Rocket Pro is a portable NVMe SSD that is available in capacities of 256GB, 512GB, 1,2,and 4TB, the 4TB of which we are looking at today. It is a USB 3.2 Gen 2 SSD that will reach speeds of 1GB/s read and write if you have a compatible system that contains Type-C connectivity.
If you have an older system, the Rocket Pro is fully backwards compatible to USB 3.0 or USB 3.1, as well as being compatible with both PC and Mac systems. The Sabrent Rocket Pro also comes with a standard one-year warranty, which jumps to two years if you register the product within 90 days of purchase.
The packaging is typical of Sabrent, and easily the best in the industry as they continue to ship all of their products in a very attractive aluminum clamshell type enclosure. Inside you find an instruction manual, Type-C to Type-C cable, Type-C to Type-A cable, as well as the Rocket pro Portable SSD itself.
The Sabrent Rocket Pro is cast from a solid block of aluminum, its main purpose being thermal protection where it pulls heat away from the internal M.2 SSD and keeps it cool. It is a flat silver in color with the logo on the front, and USB Type-C port on the end where it sits.
It measures 7.5 x 5.2 0.69 inches and has silicon rubber feet on the bottom to protect the surface that it might be sitting on. Checking Amazon, we see the Rocket Pro priced at $79.99 (256GB), $87.05 (512GB), $149.99 (1TB), $279.99 (2TB), and $899,99 (4TB), an we are rather comfortable in stating that price is definitely reflective of quality and performance.