This Sabrent 1TB Rocket PCIe 4.0 SSD Deal Undercuts Rivals With Aggressive Pricing And Blazing Speeds

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With the launch of AMD's X570 Ryzen 3000 platform, PCIe 4.0 support is now available to the masses. Although the physical support is there, actual hardware that can take advantage of PCIe 4.0 is not exactly plentiful. There is AMD's own Radeon RX 5700 family of GPUs and a handful of PCIe 4.0 SSDs.

On that last front, Sabrent's 1TB Rocket NVMe SSD, which uses Toshiba 96-layer BiCS4 TLC NAND, is now steeply discounted not long after it was first made available to the public. The SSD is listed on Amazon at a price of $199.98, which represents a 40 percent discount from its usual price $319.99. 

That price gets you amazing transfer speeds that are unmatched by today's PCIe 3.0 SSDs. In the case of the Sabrent 1TB Rocket, we're looking at sequential read and write speeds of 5000MB/sec and 4000MB/sec respectively when used with a compatible PCIe 4.0 compliant motherboard. If you stick the card in a PCIe 3.0 motherboard -- i.e. an X470-based motherboard -- you'll be capped at read/write speeds of 3400MB/sec and 3000MB/sec respectively.

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We should mention that the version of this SSD that includes a heatsink is priced $10 higher at $209.99. In our opinion, it would be a wise bet to go with the latter, as Sabrent clearly states "When installing any NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD directly onto a PCIe Gen4 Motherboard a Heatsink is required to dissipate the heat generated by the drives extreme speed levels to avoid thermal throttling and maximize performance."

The 2TB version of Sabrent's Rocket SSD is priced at $399.98 without a heatsink or $409.98 with a heatsink.

Sabrent's pricing is very aggressive compared to the competition, as the Corsair Force Series MP600 1TB and Gigabyte Aorus PCIe 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSDs are both priced at $259.99.