Gen 5 4TB M.2 Drive – Crucial T705 and Sabrent Rocket 5.

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4TB PCIe Gen 5 M.2 Review

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Every time we review NVME drives, particularly Gen 5 M.2s, we have to mention how the packaging and product don’t make for interesting photos. It’s the nature of the beast. It is a good canvas for the manufacturers to show off their freebies. With the Crucial T705 you get a month of Adobe Creative Cloud. Which makes us sad for the days when you could just buy it and keep it forever. The Sabrent Rocket 5 comes with Acronis cloning software, making the move to your new drive as painless as possible.

Inside the packaging and drive styles are very different. The Crucial T705 Gen 5 M.2, here in its flagship format, has a seriously huge heatsink. Perfect if you haven’t got a good one on your motherboard. It also comes in the vacuum-formed plastic that always gives us static electricity nightmares. We know it’s fine, but old habits die hard.

The Sabrent Rocket 5 goes for the simple heatspreader design, best suited for those of you who own a motherboard with a good Gen 5 M.2 heatsink. We know that few people would have the funds for a 4TB Gen 5 NVMe drive without also having a good foundation, but it is worth mentioning.

A good example of why it’s important to know whether your rig can fit the Crucial T705. Most motherboards have the Gen 5 slot tucked between the GPU and CPU Cooler, and this is hardly tiny. Just be aware.

Without a heatsink installed the Sabrent Rocket 5 will fit in any motherboard. Naturally the thing to note here is that you have good case airflow. Gen 5 M.2 drives can get toasty.

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