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Sabrent Crushes Samsung At Their Own Game: Builds World’s Fastest M.2 SSD

Sabrent gave Samsung two days of glory, and crushed them ūü§™

Sabrent Crushes Samsung At Their Own Game: Builds World's Fastest M.2 SSD - myTechMint

Samsung might just have revealed the long-awaited 980 Pro SSD and thereby, at last, delivering a PCI-Express 4.0 SSD, and while its specs don’t disappoint, it seems like the folks from Sabrent had a secret in their drawer: the Rocket 4 Plus. That definitely sets the stage for a pitched battle for the fastest SSDs.

Indeed, the ever-so-popular Rocket NVMe 4.0 SSD is getting an update to the Rocket 4 Plus, which offers significantly higher read and write speeds. To be exact, it boasts sequential read speeds of up to 7000 MB/s and can write at up to 6850 MB/s, making this the fastest M.2 SSD on the planet by a significant margin.

The drive is based on the new Phison E18 controller, and it uses TLC NAND for storage. The drive also comes with a huge chunky cooler that uses tons of aluminum and three thick copper heat coils.

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Sabrent Rocket Samsung 980 Pro
NAND Type TLC TLC TLC
Controller Phison E18 Phison E16 Samsung Elpis
Sequential Read 7000 MB/s 5000 MB/s 7000 MB/s
Sequential Write 6850 MB/s 4400 MB/s 5000 MB/s
Capacities 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB

Of course, it’s obvious what happened here: Sabrent was waiting for Samsung to come out with their long-awaited 980 Pro, and once it landed, Sabrent gave Samsung just a few days of glory before unveiling the real winner — a technique known as sandbagging. It also looks like Sabrent is on a roll, because not long ago, it also unveiled the¬†world’s largest M.2 SSD, as well as the¬†world’s largest PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD.

No word on pricing yet on these new drives, but if Sabrent’s history tells us anything, they shouldn’t break the bank. The Rocket 4 Plus will come in 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB flavors, and we’re hoping it’ll also come without the heatsink so it can be installed in motherboards with tighter spaces.

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