Sabrent Rocket Gen 4 2230 1TB M.2 SSD Review – Is this the Smallest and Fastest Storage Combination in the World?

PCMARK 10 FULL SYSTEM STORAGE BENCHMARK

PCMark 10 Storage Benchmarks produce an overall score as a measure of drive performance. Comparing devices is as simple as comparing scores. The tests also measure and report the bandwidth and average access time performance for the drive. Each test uses traces recorded while performing real-world tasks such as booting Windows 10, starting applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, working with applications such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and copying several large files and many small files.

These results are not the top results by any means, buit rather, are a cross-section demonstrating where the Sabrent Rocket 4 2230 stands amongst its peers.

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PCMARK 10 QUICK SYSTEM STORAGE BENCHMARK

The Quick System Drive Benchmark is a subset of the Full test and is more representative of typical daily usage to show what would be expected regarding hybrid SSD performance on a day-to-day basis.

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We have noticed throughout our testing that the Sabrent Rocket 4 2230 places very close to the rocket 4 8TB version..

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TRUE DATA TESTING

For our True Data Testing, we simply loaded 15GB video, music, photo and OS files onto the Sabrent Rocket 4 2230 NVMe SSD and copied the data to a new folder on that same disk. This chart depicts our tested DRAMless ssds.

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PASSMARK PERFORMANCE TEST

We thought we might add a few extras in our report today, PassMark Performance Test DiskMark component being a nice addition.  This software tests sequential reads and writes, along with IOPS and compares the result with millions of other SSDs worldwide.  We might suggest being in the 99th percentile of all SSDs tested was a nice result.

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The Sabrent Rocket 4 2230 placed where we might have expected it to which was right there with other DRAMless SSDs. Remembering that we traditionally test the best of the best, it is still quite a feat that this SSD places in the 97th percentile of all DiskMark tests conducted.

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FINAL FANTASY XIV: ENDWALKER BENCHMARK

The Final Fantasy Benchmark is a new tool in our arsenal and geared specifically to the gamer.  The software is installed directly on the SSD and the SSD tested, providing and end result of FPS and scene transition times.

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Considering so many will be looking at this SSD for Steam Deck, this is a very impressive game loading time.

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