Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 M.2 1TB Review – Speed, Capacity, Warranty, Reputation and an Amazing Price

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.

Check out Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 M.2 SSD pricing at Amazon

 

 

Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 SSD Ratings

Product Build
Packaging and Acronis Free Software
SSD Preformance
Availability and Pricing
1-Year Warranty to 5-Year with Reg

Complete Package

The Sabrent rocket achieves speeds of 5GB/s, 700K IOPS, is available in capacities up to 2TB, has a 5-year warranty, has an unbeatable price with an amazing company reputation.

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10 comments

  1. You made jump for the XP941 years ago, as well as an avid ASRock Rack user, now you get me buying the Sabrent.

    I bought their external cloning drive caddy for HDD & SSD, with USB 3 ports 7 years ago, 26 bucks. Works like a champ with Acronis too.

    Great review, thanks.

    • If you have been around since the XP941 days, my thanks sincerely. Some great memories throughout the years and the fiasco that resulted in Samsung severely limiting the XP941 availability solely the result of our report brings back some memories. Have a good one and enjoy.

  2. Just a quick question. Is there a timeframe for the release of the Phison E18 controller? It would be good for us consumers to have an option for drives that could test the 7GB read max throughput of the PCI 4 controller. Thanks.

    • No word as of yet. The difficulty is going to lie in the heat produced by the faster speeds. IMO, passive heatsinks simply won’t suffice at some point. I have to wonder if there will be a line in the sand, at least with M.2 form factors.

      • Heat shouldn’t be too bad, they are dropping down from the 28nm process to 12nm. That alone should help a lot with managing power consumption. and ultimately heat. Just look at the leap in efficiency AMD got over Intel. Next-gen products just may make Gen4 SSDs a viable upgrade.

    • Update… Just spoke with Chris at Phison who says they were hoping around Computex which would be next month or so. It would then be a bit later as manufacturers got it up for sale.

      • Computex has been delayed until September 2020. So I would expect wider availability only in 2021.

  3. The 4TB version is only 5x the price of the 1TB version, and available now.

    I too would prefer to max out the PCIe 4.0 and have a newer controller (and NVMe version), fortunately I won’t be buying until next year.

    • The 4TB version is only a Gen 3×4. It won’t reach this performance. Stay tuned for our report within the next week or so… and then maybe the 8TB after that.

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