Sabrent Rocket 4TB NVMe SSD Review – TLC Memory Defining Perfomance

TSSDR TEST BENCH AND PROTOCOL

SSD testing at TSSDR differs slightly, depending on whether we are looking at consumer or enterprise storage media. For our Sabrent Rocket 4TB NVMe PCIe 3 SSD testing today, our goal is to test in a system that has been optimized with our SSD Optimization Guide. To see the best performance possible, the CPU C states have been disabled, C1E support has been disabled, and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) has been disabled.

SYSTEM COMPONENTS

The components of this Test Bench are detailed below.  All hardware is linked for purchase and product sales may be reached by a simple click on the individual item. As well, the title is linked back to the individual build article where performance testing can be validated.

TSSDR ASROCK Z370 TAICHI TEST BENCH   (link)

PC CHASSIS: Corsair Graphite 760T Arctic White Window Chassis
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z370 Taichi
CPU: Intel Coffee Lake Core i7-8770K
CPU COOLER: Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX V.2
POWER SUPPLY: Corsair RM850x 80Plus
GRAPHICS: MSI Radeon RX570
MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance RGB 32GB DDR4 3600Mhz C18
STORAGE: Intel Optane 900P 480GB SSD
KEYBOARD: Corsair Strafe RGB Silent Gaming
MOUSE: Corsair M65 Pro Gaming
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit

BENCHMARK SOFTWARE

The software in use for today’s analysis is typical of many of our reviews and consists of Crystal Disk Info, ATTO Disk Benchmark, Crystal Disk Mark, AS SSD, Anvil’s Storage Utilities, AJA, and TxBench. Our selection of software allows each to build on the last and to provide validation to results already obtained.

CRYSTAL DISK INFO VER. 8.3.1

Crystal Disk Info is a great tool for displaying the characteristics and health of storage devices. It displays everything from temperatures, the number of hours the device has been powered, and even to the extent of informing you of the firmware of the device.

Crystal Disk Info validates that our SSD is running in PCIe 3.0 x4 (four lane), and also that NVMe 1.3 protocol is in use.

ATTO DISK BENCHMARK VER. 3.05

ATTO Disk Benchmark is perhaps one of the oldest benchmarks going and is definitely the main staple for manufacturer performance specifications. ATTO uses RAW or compressible data and, for our benchmarks, we use a set length of 256mb and test both the read and write performance of various transfer sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192kb. Manufacturers prefer this method of testing as it deals with raw (compressible) data rather than random (includes incompressible data) which, although more realistic, results in lower performance results.

Listed specifications for the Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4TB SSD are 3450MB/s read and 3000MB/s write.  These results are pretty much bang on, but just as importantly, there is a very steady speed progression with data size increase.

6 comments

  1. Prices are still ridiculous. For 532 dollars I get the: 4TB small ADATA XPG Spectrix S40G. For the rest of the money you would spend on the Sabrent, you can buy a lot of ice cream.

    • This is why I specifically address the fact that the buyer needs to understand his needs with respect to the task at hand. What do you need your SSD to do? Specific to whic SSD, we are late to the game in this review and it has already shown great sales and a great reputation from its purchasers.

    • Where are you finding that for $532? Newegg’s price is $799.

  2. The Sabrent Rocket SDDs will only have the 5 year warranty if you actually register it through their website with proof of purchase receipt from a retailer or online retailer. Register it within the first month because the warranty offered starts on the day of purchase, so they warranty it during period it is being shipped to you from the retailer. I’ve just done the registration the other day so it’s still a fresh memory.

  3. TAEGIRE AKPOTAIRE

    I just bought the 4 TB off of Newegf it should get here by Monday (August 3rd, 2020)

    I already have the 2TB version of this SSD for my non Steam games. So I’m excited for it to arrive.

  4. Not a fan of this brand, bought two 1tb M.2 drives and have had nothing but Drive C errors. Sending both back to manufacturer. Horrible, I work from home and the system gets laggy and crashes, after rebooting Event Viewer says repairing Drive C…

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