It looks like Sabrent could announce another world first – a new 4TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 drive as part of the Rocket Q4 series.
Sabrent previously introduced an 8TB NVMe SSD that became a world first for storage on such a small SSD – in 80mm format. However, this ran the older PCIe 3.0 interface, and since PCIe 4.0 is no longer available, Sabrent has apparently decided to revise its memory line with the newer technology.
This version was discovered in an Amazon entry by Tweaktown. We have no official confirmation or announcement about this new SSD, so we can’t say for sure. However, the Amazon list looks pretty legit.
Impressive read / write speeds
According to this Amazon listing, the Rocket Q4 can achieve impressive read speeds of up to 4900 MB / s and write speeds of up to 3500 MB / s. Let’s take a look at the PCIe 3.0 drives for comparison. These are around 3500 MB / s for read and write speeds.
While there is always the possibility that we will see better speeds in the future, many manufacturers have hesitated to use PCIe 4.0 technology. Currently, Phison appears to be the only other manufacturer to offer a PCIe 4.0 SSD controller.
This SSD is based on QLC technology with 4 bits per cell. While it may not be the best for storing important data, it is ideal for those who need quick storage – especially for players with huge libraries.
Sabrento SSD prices and availability
The 4TB Rocket Q4 SSD is currently listed for a huge $ 750. That makes it a huge leap over the 2TB QLC variant that is currently offered for $ 320.
While the speeds seem too good to be true (even if the price soaks your eyes), it looks like a real listing. According to Amazon, the SSD is in stock and can be bought now. In the meantime, however, we will be on the lookout for official announcements from Sabrento.