Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2 TB + PS5 Heatsink Review 29

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2 TB + PS5 Heatsink 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.

They are particularly well-known for offering QLC drives with good performance at very reasonable pricing, like the Sabrent Rocket Q.



In today's review, we'll take a look at a TLC drive, though. The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus is their latest release and built around Phison's new E18 controller paired with 96-layer 3D TLC NAND flash from Micron. This is the previous-generation B27B flash—the latest is 176-layer B47R, which is a little bit faster. As we will see throughout this review, differences are not huge. To connect with the rest of the system, the fast PCI-Express 4.0 interface is used. Also included is 2 GB of DRAM cache for those random writes.

The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus comes in capacities of 500 GB ($90), 1 TB ($160), 2 TB ($310), and 4 TB ($750). Endurance for these models is set to 350 TBW, 700 TBW, 1400 TBW, and 3000 TBW respectively. Sabrent includes a five-year warranty with the Rocket 4 Plus.

In this review, we're also covering the Sabrent PlayStation 5 Heatsink, which has model number SB-PSHS. It's a custom design heatsink shaped specifically to fit into the M.2 slot of the PS5 for the best-possible cooling. It retails for $25.

Specifications: Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2 TB SSD
Brand:Sabrent
Model:SB-RKT4P-2TB
Capacity:2000 GB (1863 GB usable)
48 GB additional overprovisioning
Controller:Phison PS5018-E18
Flash:Micron 96-Layer 3D TLC B27B
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DRAM:2x 1 GB SKHynix DDR4-2666
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Endurance:1400 TBW
Form Factor:M.2 2280
Interface:PCIe Gen 4 x4, NVMe 1.3
Device ID:Sabrent Rocket 4.0 Plus
Firmware:RKT4P1.3
Warranty:5 years
Price at Time
of Review:
$310 / 16 cents per GB
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