Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review 10

Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

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Introduction

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Sabrent is an American hardware manufacturer that was founded in 1998. Their product ranges include external drive enclosures, cables, chargers, card readers, USB hubs and similar peripherals. In the last few years they've made a name for themselves in the SSD market by offering highly cost effective solid-state drives with good performance.

Today, we have for review the Sabrent Rocket, which comes in the M.2 form factor and a fast PCI-Express x4 3.0 NVMe connection to interface with the rest of the system.

Under the hood, the Rocket is built around a Phison E12S controller paired with Micron 96-layer 3D TLC flash. We previously reviewed the Sabrent Rocket Q, which uses QLC instead and is a bit more affordable, but with lower performance. As expected, the SSD includes pseudo-SLC caching to improve performance. The Rocket also has a DRAM cache chip to avoid the random write performance issues of DRAM-less SSDs.

Sabrent is offering the Rocket in capacities of 256 GB ($50), 512 GB ($80), 1 TB ($150), 2 TB ($280), and 4 TB ($850). Endurance for these models is set at 380 TBW, 800 TBW, 1665 TBW, and 3115 TBW respectively. Sabrent also includes a five-year warranty.



Specifications: Sabrent Rocket 1 TB
Brand:Sabrent
Model:SB-ROCKET-1TB
Capacity:1024 GB (953 GB usable)
No additional overprovisioning
Controller:Phison PS5012-E12-27
Flash:Micron 96-layer 3D TLC B27A
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DRAM:1x 512 MB Kingston DDR3-1866
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Endurance:1665 TBW
Form Factor:M.2 2280
Interface:PCIe Gen 3 x4, NVMe 1.3
Device ID:Sabrent
Firmware:RKT303.1
Warranty:5 years
Price at Time
of Review:
$150 / 15 cents per GB
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