As high-speed memory technologies advance, brands are preparing to unleash PCIe 4.0 based solid-state drives into the market. Sabrent have already been selling PCIe 4.0 based NVMe drives and now they have announced a 4TB version of its Rocket Q4 series, which is a world’s first in such a form-factor.
Sabrent claims that the new Rocket Q4 4TB NVMe drive is capable to achieve read speeds up to 4900 MB/s and write speeds up to 3500 MB/s. The new SSD is based on QLC flash memory. The drive also features support for Power Management for APST, ASPM, L1.2 along with support for SMART and TRIM. Other features include Advanced Wear Leveling, Bad Block Management, and Over-Provision that help to extend the lifespan of the drive.
While Samsung and other SSD makers prepare to release PCIe 4.0 drives, Sabrent has already taken the lead. We know for a fact Samsung is one of the few that sells SSDs at high capacities. Expect Samsung to release the drives like the 980 PRO or the 980 EVO/ QVO series to hit the shelves soon with support for PCIe 4.0. AMD’s latest processors and graphics cards already bring support for PCIe 4.0 drives and the upcoming next-generation consoles such as the Sony PlayStation 5 let users install PCIe 4.0 drives.
The new Sabrent Rocket Q4 4TB NVMe SSD is priced at 749 dollars (approx. 2751 AED) Since heat is of concern for high-speed memories, Sabrent also provides a version with a heat sink and that will cost about 770 dollars (approx. 2828 AED)