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Looking for a speedy M.2 NVMe SSD that can fit your entire Steam library? Your search may be over, as Sabrent has released an 8 TB version of its ultra-fast Rocket 4 Plus SSD that features the same great speeds as its siblings but with a massive bump in capacity.

Featuring max sequential read speeds of 7,000 MB/s and max sequential write speeds of 6,000 MB/s, Sabrent’s 8 TB Rocket 4 Plus NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 Internal SSD is available from Amazon at the time of this posting for $1,499. This is an $800 premium over the 4 TB version.

Sabrent offers two types of heat sinks for its Rocket 4 Plus SSDs, a slim type that’s compatible with Sony’s PlayStation 5 consoles, and a beefier, state-of-the-art heat sink with aluminum and copper designed for desktop systems. These cost $19.99 and $26.99 on the official Sabrent store, respectively.

Rocket 4 Plus NVMe SSD Specifications

SB-RKT4P-1TBSB-RKT4P-2TBSB-RKT4P-4TBSB-RKT4P-8TB
Capacity1000GB2000GB4000GB8000GB
NANDB27B27B27BiCS5
ControllerE18E18E18E18
InterfacePCle Gen4x4PCle Gen4x4PCle Gen4x4PCle Gen4x4
CertificationsCE,FCC,VCCI,BSMI,RoHSCE,FCC,VCCI,BSMI,RoHSCE,FCC,VCCI,BSMI,RoHSCE,FCC,VCCI,BSMI,RoHS
Max Sequential Read7000 (MB/s)7000 (MB/s)7000 (MB/s)7000 (MB/s)
Max Sequential Write5500 (MB/s)6850 (MB/s)6850 (MB/s)6000 (MB/s)
Random4KQD32(IOPS)Read*350K650K650K700K
Random4KQD32(IOPS) Write*700K700K700K1000K
R6.3/W 6.6(W)R7.3/W8.2(W)R9.7/W9.7(W)10.9/W10.5(W)
Power Consumption R/W3.3V3.3V3.3V3.3V
Power SupplyM.22280M.22280M.22280M.22280
Form Factor2.25mm3.6mm3.6mm3.6mm
Height
Width22mm22mm22mm22mm
80mm80mm80mm80mm
LengthO~70CO~70C0-70C0-70C
Operating Temperature-40-85C-40-85C-40-85C-40-85C
Storage Temperature1600000160000016000001600000
MTBF1500G1500G1500G1500G
Shock ResistantLDPCLDPCLDPCLDPC
Data Correction Warranty5 yearswithregistration5yearswithregistration5 yearswithregistration5 yearswithregistration
TBW700140030006000

Rocket 4 Plus Product Page (Sabrent)

Next Level SSD: Enter the next generation of data storage technology. The Rocket 4 Plus delivers amazing speeds, unmatched reliability, and capacity options up to 4TB. Experience a faster, cooler, and quieter computer. Unleash your creativity with the Sabrent Rocket.

Revolutionary Speed: Based on TLC NAND Flash memory, its performance speeds can reach up to 7100 MB/s (read) and 6600 MB/s (write) when using a PCIe Gen4 motherboard.

Custom Heatsink: When maximum performance is reached, additional heat is generated. To help dissipate this heat efficiently, Sabrent has developed a state-of-the-art heatsink using the winning combination of aluminum and copper. Designed for desktop computers, the heatsink is easy to install and fully compatible with Single/Double sided M.2 2280 SSDs.

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5 comments

  1. I looe thr capacity but not for the price. Considering I paid like 270 for 2tb I understand 4x capacity would need more money. But thst would be closer to 1k than this price.

    It's probably because it needs some enterprise class controller and they are not caring about the consumer market.
  2. I guess the industry still just doesn't get it. Storage will never be considered a "must-have" premium item to the vast majority of consumers and they could ask for triple the price but only a very small handful of enthusiasts/creators would be interested.

    Until these devices could be purchased at your nearest chain retail store, tech growth will stay dormant for another 10-years+.
  3. I dropped a 2 TB PCIe 3.0 NVMe drive in my laptop last summer. At first I was a little concerned about it not being big enough but at the time that was all I could afford for that project. Happy to say that 2 TB is plenty. After a week of installing around 2-3 dozen games on it, many of which are 30-80+ GB, I still have quite a bit of room on it. Sure 4 TB would be nice but it would be overkill. 2 TB is a nice and affordable sweet spot. When it comes to gaming I'm not sure what I would do with 8 TB.

    I could see 8 TB being useful for content creators but at that price, almost no one will bother. I've got an 8 TB HDD for a Kodibox and a white label 6 TB HDD in an old rig for media backups. Media is about the only thing that would make sense in using a single drive like this and these days there are plenty of decently priced large-sized HDDs available for media content.
  4. I looe thr capacity but not for the price. Considering I paid like 270 for 2tb I understand 4x capacity would need more money. But thst would be closer to 1k than this price.

    It's probably because it needs some enterprise class controller and they are not caring about the consumer market.
    I agree, but density has always carried some premium - that's even true in the HDD space; it just isn't as steep of a curve.

    This also has the "only one of it's kind" premium attached to it. If WD or Samsung or anyone came out with an 8TB competition, I'm sure prices would start to come down.
  5. I agree, but density has always carried some premium - that's even true in the HDD space; it just isn't as steep of a curve.

    This also has the "only one of it's kind" premium attached to it. If WD or Samsung or anyone came out with an 8TB competition, I'm sure prices would start to come down.
    As we all know, give it some time and it'll happen. I'm sure we all remember how SSDs were premium, at first, and it was sometimes difficult to find a consumer drive above 128 GB for $200 or less back in the day.

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