Sabrent brings first SSD with PCI Express 4.0 and 4 TB

With the Sabrent Rocket Q4 the manufacturer of storage media takes a revolutionary step. Here the company offers an SSD that not only offers PCI Express 4.0, but also a proud 4 terabytes of storage space. This doubles the previous maximum capacity of 2 terabytes. This has never before been seen in the compact M.2 card format.

Revolutionary product

With the new PCI Express SSD from Sabrent you get a storage medium never seen before. In addition to the high storage space, the memory card should also score points with its extremely fast data transfer. Reading speeds of up to 4.9 GB/s are probably possible here. This is not least due to the four PCIe 4.0 lanes. However, only selected processors can currently access this maximum. For this you need one of the powerful processors of the Ryzen 3000 series from AMD. In addition, an X570 mainboard or a B550 mainboard is essential.

What is known so far

If you take a look at Sabrent’s site, you won’t find much information about the new Rocket Q4 at the moment. The model can’t even be found here by name. The opposite is the case with the online shop giant Amazon. The new storage medium has already been listed there. If you can believe the product details, the Rocket Q4 uses a QLC flash memory. This is based on quadruble level cells. They describe four bits per cell. This fact is probably due to the large memory space. Finally, the choice of the memory ensures that only 3.5 GB/s are possible in the writing area. The Rocket Q4 won’t be able to keep up with competing products with PCIe-4.0. After all, they all use TLC chips. Thus, up to 4.4 GB/s are possible.

To get the full potential of the new SSD, you need powerful hardware like an AMD Ryzen 3000 series processor.

Proud price

As is often the case with revolutionary products, the Rocket Q4 comes at a very competitive price. A look at the US side of Amazon will probably make many people’s mouths roll down. The new memory card is listed here for just under 790 euros. That is a really proud price. If you still want to have the new memory card, there is no way around importing it. So far, the Rocket Q4 can only be sent from the USA. This is also the reason for the high price. After all, the dealer expects about 130 Euro fees for import and shipping. There is also an optional version that offers a large heat sink (incl. heatpipes). The practical cooling is available for an additional 20 euro.

Waiting should be worth it

Those who can be patient will most likely be able to buy a suitable Rocket Q4 in Europe soon. After all, Sabrent’s distribution has so far been largely focused on the European market. In Germany we will most likely soon be able to try out the new PCIe-4.0 model with 4 TB. It may well be worth the wait. Although various PCIe 4.0 SSDs are already available, they are not yet worthwhile from an economic point of view. For a storage space of 2 TB you have to pay at least 380 Euros. In comparison, the Rocket Q4 is not too expensive fun even with additional import costs.

Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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