The SSD Review uses PCMark 8’s Storage test suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. With 10 traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games, it covers some of the most popular light to heavy workloads. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices. After an initial break-in cycle and three rounds of the testing, we are given a file score and bandwidth amount. The higher the score/bandwidth, the better the drive performs.
PCMark 8 results for the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus are pretty good and much better than we had seen in the one and two terabyte versions.
REAL WORLD FILE TRANSFER COMPARISON
For our Real World File Transfer Comparison of the world’s top M.2 NVMe SSDs, we have included several of the top Gen 4 SSDs tested to date, to include the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus, WD Black SN850, Samsung 980 Pro, Corsair MP600, Seagate FireCuda 520, Sabrent Rocket, XPG Gammix, the Silicon Power US70 and the Sabrent Rocket Q series. 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.
REVIEW ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 4TB NVMe SSD would be great in the hands of just about any PC enthusiast but it is geared towards a specific market, this being the content creator and those that work with media professionally. We had pushed this for some time now as its lightning fast throughput is integral in the hardware we are seeing today, hardware such as the Canon R5 capable of 8K video and 45 megapixel photography with each photo being in and around 65mb.
With read and write performance peaking around 7GB/s, IOPS in the area of 800k, variable capacities of 1,2 and 4TB, along with a 5-year warranty on product registration, the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Gen 4 NVMe M.2 SSD simply has to be the largest capacity and most powerful SSD available today. Editor’s Choice.