Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Blasts Past Samsung 980 Pro To Claim PCIe 4.0 SSD Speed Crown
Sabrent’s first PCIe 4.0 SSD, the Rocket, used a Phison E16 controller and provided sequential reads and writes of up to 5,000MB/sec and 4,400MB/sec respectively. However, the new Rocket 4 Plus is off the charts with sequential reads of 7,000MB/sec (matching that of the 980 Pro), and sequential writes that come in at a blistering 6,850MB/sec.
Sabrent is able to pull off this feat thanks to the use of the next-generation Phison E18 controller coupled with TLC NAND. In order to keep the Rocket 4 Plus from overheating when maxing out its performance potential, Sabrent offers a pretty beefy cooling solution with a stacked aluminum tray, aluminum heatsink, copper heat coils and a top heat spreader.
According to the product page for the Rocket 4 Plus, it will be offered in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities, while the 980 Pro tops out at just 1TB.
At this time, pricing hasn’t been announced for the Rocket 4 Plus family of PCIe 4.0 SSDs, but we can look to the current Rocket family for guidance. The 1TB Rocket is priced at $199.98 at Amazon, while the 2TB Rocket rings in at $399.99.