Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 1TB and 2TB Review

Anvil IOPS

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 1TB and 2TB Review

Anvil IOPS

In the read and sequential Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) test only the Samsung 980 Pro sits above the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus pairing, a good start, even if the write IOPS isn't quite up there with the best performers we've seen it isn't a massive issue as most times we're writing to our drives we're limited by our net speed.

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29-12-2020, 11:22:16

Gothmoth
i see a lot of synthetic benchmarks but no real life benchmarks.

maybe that is why you praised the 980 pro while other reviewers had a more critical view on it.


some of the review sites i trust came to the conclusion that the 970 pro had some advantages in real life situations over the 980 pro.
while the 980 pro sure shows some impressive peak numbers.
the 970 pro actually behaved better in some real life situations.


maybe the test are dated for PCI 4.0 devices but in anandtechs heavy and light storage bench the 970 pro beat the 980 pro a few times.



anyway... crystal disk mark and co. only give a very limited insight on how a SSD actually performs.Quote

29-12-2020, 15:48:33

Deadtroopers
The advice all reviewers give is don't go off just one or two reviews, use half a dozen at least. There will always be outliers and individual reviewers have different methodologies and different biases.



Synthetic workloads might have the "downside" of not being "Real World use", whatever the hell that is, but they do have the upside of being much more consistent.



Also, one reviewer's work is only valid against their own testing. As long as you are comparing the Tiniest One with his own work, you have a valid comparison. Not so much when compared with others who might have different controls and different variables.Quote

31-12-2020, 08:58:25

Gothmoth
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadtroopers View Post
The advice all reviewers give is don't go off just one or two reviews, use half a dozen at least. There will always be outliers and individual reviewers have different methodologies and different biases.

Synthetic workloads might have the "downside" of not being "Real World use", whatever the hell that is, but they do have the upside of being much more consistent.

Also, one reviewer's work is only valid against their own testing. As long as you are comparing the Tiniest One with his own work, you have a valid comparison. Not so much when compared with others who might have different controls and different variables.

yeah i know. and i don´t want to badmouth the 980 pro.

i have 4 of them and santa just brought me 2 more.
i bought them because compared to the 970 pro they offer a good value (209 euro for 1TB here).



https://i.imgur.com/AvMK84S.jpg


but the thing is, to have a real insight into how a SSD performs you need more than synthetic benchmarks.


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Synthetic workloads might have the "downside" of not being "Real World use", whatever the hell that is,

let say your a photographer that fills up the SSD quite often when he returns from a shooting.
in a way that the SLC cache runs out. how well perfoms the SSD then?
there are quite some differences how badly SSD models will behave.


how are actual application load times?
for most gamers the great looking numbers of PCI 4.0 SSDs yield next to nothing (on a PC) in real world usage.

how many gamers now that... not many from my experience.
they look at 3500 vs 7000 MB/s and think it will be twice as fast.
some would actually be better of to buy a bigger and slower SSD than a smaller and faster SSD.

i could give a few more examples but i think it has become clear what i mean.

running a few benchmarks is something everyone does.
my grandma can do it.
if you want to give your readers (as a youtuber/reviewer) more "value" then you need to dig a bit deeper.

you don´t judge a car only by how it fares on perfectly prepared racetrack.

and while the 980 pro is sure a nice SSD... some of the changes they made have negative effect on performance. if/how you are affected is a question of your usage... but you need to know about it first.Quote
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