Sabrent launches an insane Rocket XTRM-Q series 8TB external SSD with 2.7GB/s read speeds

This drive supports both Thunderbolt 3 and USB

Sabrent launches an insane 8TB external SSD with 2.7GB/s read speeds

Sabrent launches an insane Rocket XTRM-Q 8TB external SSD with 2.7GB/s read speeds

Sabrent may be one of the lesser-known SSD manufacturers on the market, but they are leading the market with a broad range of innovative products. In late May, the company revealed the world's first 8TB consumer-grade NVMe SSD, and now the company has done one better, unleashing their Rocket XTRM-Q, the world's first 8TB external PCIe SSD.    

The Rocket XTRM-Q is an external Thunderbolt/USB 3.2 external SSD which can deliver read speeds of up to 2.7 GB/s while offering capacities of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and 8TB. 

Sabrent launches an insane 8TB external SSD with 2.7GB/s read speeds

Using Thunderbolt 3, this drive can deliver 2.7GB/s read speeds, though using USB this drive will be limited to 900MB/s read speeds. Either way, hat's a lot of performance for an external drive, and nobody currently offers an external SSD with the capacities that Sabrent boasts.  

Within this drive, Sabrent uses a full-sized M.2 Rocket-Q series SSD, which maxes out at 8TB. Surrounding this is a Thunderbolt/USB 3.2 controller board and a rugged Aluminium enclosure. This enclosure is attached to Sabrent's SSD using thermal pads, ensuring that the drive inside remains cool under load. Sabrent's enclosure also features rubber pads to ensure that the enclosure stays still and doesn't scratch your desk or any other work surface. 

At this time, we do not have UK or US pricing for Sabrent's new Rocket XTRM-Q SSD, though you can expect it to cost a lot more than Sabrent's bare Rocket-Q series of NVMe SSDs. Remember that these drivers support Thunderbolt 3, and Thunderbolt 3 doesn't come cheap. 

Sabrent launches an insane 8TB external SSD with 2.7GB/s read speeds  

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29-06-2020, 15:20:28

My external drive just died last night. I think that is a sign I need some TB3 level of storage Quote

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