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 3 SSDs tested to date, along with the PCIe 4.0 Corsair MP600 and Seagate FireCuda 520. 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.
The key to this chart lies in the first three results, all being PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs, and all using the Phison E16 NVMe controller. Their results are virtually identical as they should be.
REVIEW ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
To say that the Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 SSD has met with a bit of success is evident right off through their Amazon reviews, numbering 1370 as of the day of this report with a 4.8/5 rating. We don’t think another has similar, at least that we are aware of. This is very surprising for a company that is relatively new to SSD sales, however, don’t let this concern you. Sabrent has been involved in the computer industry in over 100 countries long before the flash industry opened up to SSD sales, and solely under its own branding since 2011.
From our perspective, there are a few key things that make or break the success of SSD sales; speed, capacity, warranty and pricing. If a company can hit all of these, they have a pretty good chance of succeeding. At 5GB/s data transfer speeds and 700K IOPS tested, we definitely have the speed. Not only do we see Sabrent with capacities on the Sabrent Rocket of 500GB, 1TB and 2TB, but also, we are hearing rumors of availability of 4TB (and possibly even 8TB) in the future.
Warranty. This may not be a popular opinion with many but we think the way they have gone about this is rather clever. The standard warranty for this SSD is 1-year which might be a big fail in comparison if Sabrent had left it at that. Registering the product bumps you to five years though. We think that is rather smart from a business perspective. Last but not least, we have pricing of the Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 which is lower than any similar product on the market, with or without the heatsink. This just might be enough to make this a deciding factor. Sabrent has priced this SSD very well.
When you add in the packaging we spoke of initially, the Sabrent Rocket Control Panel, and your very own free copy of Acronis cloning software, Sabrent just may have put together one of the most complete SSD packages we have seen in some time.