Moving on with our Gen 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD’s, we have a Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 to test today. This PCIe Gen4 SSD uses a PHISON PS5016-E16-32 controller just like our previous review of the Corsair Force MP600. These drives are a big deal since they offer more performance at a given capacity while also maintaining a relatively affordable pricing structure.
Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1TB SSD Overview
Retail packaging is fairly simple. The drive itself stored in a metal-coated case. This case is very compact, likely to pack as many of these in containers and shelves as possible. Inside we find the drive packaged in foam and instructions.
Using a M.2 2280 form factor, the Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 measures 80mm x 22mm x 3.7mm. The label on top is a copper sheet to aid in spreading heat. Printed graphics show the model number and capacity.
Here we will get a close look at the bare PCB of the Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0.
One will notice there are is onboard DRAM but the PCB lacks power loss protection (PLP) components.
Sabrent Rocket 4.0 Software
Some users might find this interesting, Sabrent Sector Size Converter allows one to change the drives sector size.
We do not see the ability to update the firmware, which would have been a nice addition. The Corsair Force MP600 has a more robust software suite.
Let us move on with a look at the specifications and testing the 1TB Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD.