It needs to be said. Having a Gen 4 SSD in hand with speeds of 5GB/s in a 4TB capacity is rather special. Many might never find need for such speed and capacity, but as a media professional, this is heaven. My camera of choice is a Canon EOS R5 and I only shoot RAW which means each shot is about 66MB. Entire camera shoots push me into hundreds of GB. I have dozens of old HDDs and SSDs stored rich with my older work and would love the opportunity to move all to but a few larger and faster SSDs. I am not alone. The Sabrent Rocket Q4 does just that.
The Sabrent Rocket Q4 Gen 4×4 NVMe is once again a world first for Sabrent at 4TB. This SSD is available in capacities of 1,2 and 4TB, has a 5-year warranty, and speaks to performance up to 4900MB/s read and 3500MB/s write.
It includes a complimentary copy of Acronis True Image, as well as Acronis’ own Sabrent Rocket Control Panel to keep your SSD in top shape.
Presentation is everything and the Q4 is received in a cardboard outer packaging with an enclosed gold aluminum shell style casing. Inside that we find the Sabrent Rocket Q4 SSD and an installation Guide.
The Sabrent Rocket Q4 is constructed of a M.2 2280 (80mm) form factor PCB (printed circuit board) which contains the Phison PS5016-E16 PCIe 4 8-channel NVMe 1.3 SSD controller. Memory consists of four 1TB Micron QLC NAND flash memory chips and two SKHynix DDR4 8Gb DRAM buffer chips of a 1GB capacity each.
Although this SSD states that it is a 4TB, buyers should be aware that there is only 3725MB/s available for user storage once formatted. Also, there is a standard one-year warranty with this SSD that will increase to 5-years only if the user registers with Sabrent within 90 days of purchase.
Checking Amazon, we see the 4TB Rocket Q4 at $749.99, or $769 with an included Sabrent heatsink. If you believe in Amazon reviews at all, There are 4321 ratings with 330 answered questions and this SSD has garnished an almost unheard of rating of 4.8 of 5.