Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus SSD With PS5 Heatsink Review – They Switched to B47R Memory Without Telling a Soul!

REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS

We started this report with a bit of an amusing play on the ole SSD component switch scenario which is all too common but, what Sabrent has done here is not common in any way.  They bettered their product and maintained a great price point for what enthusiasts are getting. If I owned a PS5, I’d be all over this as the SSD and the heatsink are very attractive, not to mention that SSD is running much cooler than E18 controllers once were.  The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus B47R Fortis Gen 4 SSD is an unexpected and welcome addition to the tech industry.

If you are wondering how you might know if you are getting the older Micron 96-Layer 3D TLC NAND version or the new B47R Fortis version… don’t.  We spoke with Sabrent at the time of this report and they stated that they can assure us that all current purchases of Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVMe SSDs are using the latest and greatest Micron B47R Fortis. Admittedly though, even we would have like to see an added graphic on packaging to confirm things.

If you are looking for a SSD for your PS5, look no further.  The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus has the very latest and best you can get in technology, reaching performance of 7GB/s and 1 million IOPS. It comes with a very attractive and custom built heatsink for the PS5, has a great price point and comes with a 5-year warranty.  Editor’s Choice.

Check Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus SSD Pricing at Amazon.

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Ratings

Product Build
Performance
5-Year Warranty
Pricing and Availability

B47R Fortis

The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus becomes one of the top SSDs in the industry with the transition to Micron B47R Fortiss 3D TLC Memory. 7GB/s, 1 mil IOPS, 5-Year warranty and a low price just can't be beat.

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User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Ratings

Product Build
Performance
5-Year Warranty
Pricing and Availability

B47R Fortis

The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus becomes one of the top SSDs in the industry with the transition to Micron B47R Fortiss 3D TLC Memory. 7GB/s, 1 mil IOPS, 5-Year warranty and a low price just can't be beat.

Check Amazon
User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)

12 comments

  1. Too expensive, too little storage capacity, too slow copying for small files, no PCIe V.5, I hate the SSD manufacturers wholeheartedly for the unnecessary delay of progress. Guys I finally want to take plenty of 100MP photos and 8K120fps videos and be able to save them without having to buy dozens of USB 4 hubs and stack them so that I have enough SSD storage available as a huge heater!

    • Thanks for your reply and I, as well, hope to be reviewing same in PCIe 5.0 soon enough. It is a process and i think that by next year at this time we will be comfortably enjoying 12GB/s and higher. Thank you for taking the time to comment; it is great to hear from readers so far away and you have followed us for some time if I am correct. Danke!

      • The technology of digital cameras, etc. will continue to evolve in the future and more and more data will be generated. For decades, there has been a lack of a solution to satisfy this problem sufficiently and to provide storage space for fast and cheap backup of data. I can only hope that the manufacturers will offer an alternative in the near future, such as a one-time recordable SSD similar to a CD-R. This should offer at least 16TB of storage space at a non-binding price of no more than 32, – € per TB. I will continue to watch the market for the next 3-5 years and if there is still nothing sufficient, then I will have to make my own solution for myself…

  2. I think it’s a great price when comparing to similar products. Just bought the FireCuda 530 4TB for almost 100€ more. Plus there’s an 8TB option from Sabrent, right? Guess endurance is better with Seagate, although I couldn’t find any details on this on their homepage.

    • The Firecuda 530 is a dynamite SSD and any 4TB version is pure gold. I don’t concern myself much with endurance as we have been in the game here since 2007 and I haven’t found any reason to bother myself; these are worlds ahead of hard drives and we might see a fluke once in a blue moon. Another long time poster and thank you.

    • As far as I know, Sabrent’s 8TB SSDs are all QLC-based.

  3. All these reviews keep mentioning the Plextor M10P. But has anyone anywhere in the world actually seen one of these for sale? If I’ll never be able to buy it why should I care?

  4. I was first expecting a shocker, that things went bad!
    Hahaha.

  5. Thanks for the test, as always those years.

    Yes, there is progress being made in the last 2 years of pcie 4.0 ssd, but this ssd is a somewhat dazzler; they catched up switching the nand, but the small file-test shows the ssd is a dazzler in real world applications. Even with large 4 TB, which should made it write/read pseudo-slc-cache only.
    TBW is standard. Sequential 64k is only good in benchmarks, the IOPS only reached in benchmarks, real world it is halfed.

    Les Tokar, if you finally would start – please! – to switch your ssd tests from 80 % nonsical-the-same-programm-benchmarks, which the developers trim the ssd (to shine in synthetical test), we all could see what the ssds are really about.
    You could start to switch one benchmark at a time 😉

    I find it a waste, that you have such nice writing skills, humor, test methodology, vitamin B (connections), knowledge, but then waste the test product for 80 % the same becnhmark-runs, just to fill pages.

    • Thank you for taking the time to respond and the comps. I hear what you are saying with respect to the type of tests completed but we do seem to get the best return with respect to the way we have our reports put together. Who knows…maybe we will include something a bit different down the road. Thanks again.

  6. Nice stuff, thanks! Can Phison NVMe Flash ID utility report the different NAND type? Have you tried?

    • I can confirm that phison_nvme_flash_id2 detects B47R properly, so you can make it sure without removing any label.

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