Sabrent pushes the limits of SSD storage with their PCIe 5.0 Rocket 5 SSD

Sabrent’s punishing the limits of PCIe 5.0 storage at CES 2024

At CES 2024, Sabrent are showcasing their new Rocket 5 series of PCIe 5.0 SSDs. This new SSD lineup will launch with 1TB, 2TB and 4TB flavours and push the limits of PCIe 5.0 with sequential read speeds of up to 14 GB/s. An early prototype of this SSD was called the Sabrent X5.

Yes, PCIe 5.0 SSDs have been available for most of 2023, but these drives tend to deliver speeds of 10GB/s or 12GB/s. Sabrent plans to saturate the PCIe 5.0 interface, doubling the performance feats of the fastest PCIe 4.0 SSDs. This has been achieved through Sabrent’s use of fast 2400 MT/s NAND flash from Micron. Sabrent has also utilise Phison’s latest E26 SSD controller revision.

With their new Rocket 5 SSD, Sabrent are using Phison’s PS5026-E26 “Max14um” SSD controller. This is a refined version of Phison’s existing E26 SSD controller that features the company’s I/O+ technology. This helps to deliver higher performance levels than older E26 SSDs.

Sabrent claims to have been working with Phison on their I/O+ technology. This technology has helped both companies push past the 14 GB/s barrier.

Below are the specifications of all three of Sabrent’s Rocket 5 SSD models. Note that the 1TB model of this SSD is slower than its 2TB and 4TB counterparts. This is typical for PCIe 5.0 SSDs, as having less NAND can make it harder for SSDs to achieve their fastest speeds.

Sabrent Rocket 5 SSD 1TB 2TB 4TB
Sequential Reads (Up to) 13,000 MB/s 14,000 MB/s 14,000 MB/s
Sequential Writes (Up to) 9,500 MB/s 12,000 MB/s 12,000 MB/s
Random Reads (Up to) 1,300,000 IOPS 1,400,000 IOPS 1,400,000 IOPS
Random Writes (Up to) 1,400,000 IOPS 1,400,000 IOPS 1,400,000 IOPS

Sabrent has confirmed that their Rocket 5 PCIe 5.0 SSD will be available in the near future. We will be speaking to Sabrent representative while we are at CES, so we expect to hear more information about this new SSD soon.

You can join the discussion on Sabrent’s Rocket 5 PCIe 5.0 SSD on the OC3D Forums.


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