Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 1TB and 2TB Review
Published: 29th December 2020 | Source: Sabrent | Price: £199 and £466 |
As the festive season draws closer and we have many parts of life demanding slices of our time it's lovely to have a product which can be summed up so simply.
The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus pairing continue the outstanding performance we've been seeing from Sabrent products recently, with both the 1TB model and particularly the 2TB one having absolutely barnstorming performance. It wasn't that long ago that we reviewed the Samsung 980 Pro and its Elpis controller and we didn't imagine anything would get close to it for a long time. We've looked at a fair few PCIe 4.0 drives and it was comfortably the class leader, far beyond anything else we'd reviewed.
Yet, here we are with two models from Sabrent that have a Phison PS5016-E16 controller coupled to some Western Digital BiCS4 3D NAND and in read speeds they're both a match for the Samsung 980, but in write speeds they smoke the competition. The bigger the drive the faster it goes is the usual rule of thumb, and although the 2TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus outperforms its 1TB sibling, they both are normally to be found at the top of our graph, especially in the write tests.
Staggering performance and the perfect demonstration of Sabrent's iterative design process. Instead of resting on their laurels or being content as the choice of people who want high capacity at an affordable price, Sabrent are now providing class leading performance and high capacity at an affordable price. If you've got the PCI Express 4.0 hardware to make the most of it you'll be thrilled at how relentlessly fast they both are, in all scenarios. The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus are easy winners of our OC3D Performance Award. Short and sweet, but when something is this obviously brilliant little else needs to be said.
The 1TB model is available for £197 whilst the 2TB has a retail of £466.
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