Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 Review PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD 1TB

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Sabrent Rocket 4.0 NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD 1TB Performance

It is now time to see what the PCIe Gen4 SSD can do.

CrystalDiskMark 7.0.0 x64

Next, we started running benchmarks and began with CrystalDiskMark, for a quick check on the disks. For our CrystalDiskMark 7.0.0 testing. We used the Peak performance Profile and set all settings to 1 except for the first Sequential 1MiB to 8 Queues.

Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB CrystalDiskMark 7
Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB CrystalDiskMark 7
Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB CrystalDiskMark 7 Seq Read SEQ1M Q8T1
Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB CrystalDiskMark 7 Seq Read SEQ1M Q8T1
Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB CrystalDiskMark 7 Seq Write SEQ1M Q8T1
Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB CrystalDiskMark 7 Seq Write SEQ1M Q8T1
Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB CrystalDiskMark 7 Random Read 4KiB Q1T1
Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB CrystalDiskMark 7 Random Read 4KiB Q1T1
Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB CrystalDiskMark 7 Random Write 4KiB Q1T1
Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB CrystalDiskMark 7 Random Write 4KiB Q1T1

Here we see the Sabrent Rocket 4.0 in a dead heat with the Corsair Force MP600. This makes sense since they are using the same controller.

ATTO v3.05 Disk Benchmark

The ATTO Disk Benchmark has been a staple of drive sequential performance testing for years.

Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB ATTO
Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB ATTO
Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB ATTO Read
Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB ATTO Read
Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB ATTO Write
Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB ATTO Write

With ATTO, the PCIe Gen4 SSDs perform extremely well. They have higher sequential reads/ writes than the PCIe Gen3 interface can handle.

Continue with Anvil, AS SSD Benchmarks.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Does the infinity fabric clock stay at 1:1 with ram at 3600 mHz? I thought it went async at 3200? Or was that higher?

  2. FYI if you bundle the heatsink at the store page rather than buying it as a separate order, it only costs $10 more.

    Also, not sure what you mean by “If you do need a heatsink, then the Corsair is the less expensive solution.” The MP600 is $220. The Rocket with the heatsinks is $180, or $170 without.

  3. These reviews dont say much unless you test writing hundreds of GBs to the drive and see how it performs over a long time. All these nvme drives have fast enough read performance – the SLC write cache is usually the bottleneck and all these benchmarks dont really test that.

  4. It all comes down to que depth.
    At a que depth of 1 to 2, which you get when loading games or applications, this drive performs only marginally better than a budget Intel drive. These don’t shine unless you are working with large databases or hosting several VMs to push the que depth into the 8 to 16 territory which no normal user can or would do

  5. Yea for enterprise drive were all serching for:
    – performance @ Q1, Q2
    – performance after TBW going neer life time limit (1800 TBW, 4 GB/s = 5 days of test @ full)
    – tests that dont use the RAM cache on SSD but use the drive (crystal disk is useless)
    – connecting the drive not as the system drive for the test

  6. A lot of these tests are using a 1GB test file size (CrystalDiskMark, AS SSD benchmark – and only 256MB for atto) which is largely useless as it fits inside the cache RAM of many drives and is far from enough to reach steady-state – 0.2 seconds of transfer at 5GB/sec; would be very interested to see these re-run with an 8-16GB test file size

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