REAL WORLD FILE TRANSFER COMPARISON
For our Real World File Transfer Comparison, we have included the G-Technology G-Drive, Samsung X5 , Netstor NA611TB3, TEKq Rapide 512GB TB3, and Plugable TB3 2TB Portable SSD. in our testing of the Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q 8TB Portable SSD. This test is conducted through the transfer of data from one spot on the test drive to another to give us the truest of transfer speed results for that device.
Looking at this chart, one might initially be a bit concerned as other Thunderbolt 3 devices seem to have better performance than the Rocket XTRM Q, and that would be wrong. None of the other SSDs shown here could possibly reach a capacity of 8TB and that is the bit of a tradeoff. The Sabrent XTRM Q is the ONLY SSD in this chart to utilize the latest 96-layer QLC (4-bit) NAND flash memory… and the little performance trade-off for larger capacity gain just might be worth it.
REVIEW ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
On July 26, 2020 (or sooner), the Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q NVMe External SSDs will become available to the public and it’s pretty easy to understand the use many will have for the 500GB, 1,2 and maybe even 4TB versions, but how about the 8TB capacity? Who really needs 8TB of data storage in there pocket? I do. This is a media professionals niche item more than anything. For my own use, I have the latest and greatest Canon EOS R5 on order and that camera is capable of 8K video, has a faster shutter speed than just about any camera on the planet, and its photographs are 45MB. That is ALOT of storage and the integrated Type-C port capable of speeds up to USB 3.2 will allow me to pull off all of that media at speeds up to 1GB/s, regardless of where I happen to be.
From there, I can later move all of that media from the Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q to my desktop PC at speeds of up to 2.7GB/s and that has never been possible before the ..soon to be… release of the Canon R5. First hand user application.
The Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q will be hitting the retail market and will be the only portable SSD that we know of in the world that can hold 8TB of data in a hand-held external device. Sabrent has built an external storage device that you could drive a tank over and it isn’t going to fail. It feels very premium, like a solid piece of aluminum. We even looked closely at the seems and they are so small and so exact, we can’t find any way to get inside. It’s really built that well. Packaging. Check. Build. Check. Performance. Check. (Up to) 5-Year Warranty. Check. .19/GB for 8TB. Check. Editor’s Choice.