It looks like Sabrent could be about to announce what looks to be another world first - a new 4 TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 drive as part of the Rocket Q4 range.
Previously, Sabrent revealed an 8 TB NVMe SSD which became a world-first for storage on an SSD that small - on an 80 mm format. However, that ran the older PCIe 3.0 interface and since PCIe 4.0 dropped, it looks like Sabrent has decided to give their storage line a revamp with the newer technology.
This release was spotted on an Amazon listing by Tweaktown. We don’t have any official confirmation or an announcement on this new SSD, so we can’t say this with any certainty. However, the Amazon listing looks pretty legit.
Impressive Read/Write Speeds
According to this Amazon listing, the Rocket Q4 will be capable of impressive read speeds of up to 4900 MB/s and write speeds of up to 3500 MB/s. For comparison’s sake, let’s look at the PCIe 3.0 drives. These cap at about 3500 MB/s for both read and write speeds.
While there’s always the possibility that we will see improved speeds in the future, a lot of manufacturers have been hesitant to adopt PCIe 4.0 technology. At the moment, it looks like Phison is the only other manufacturer offering a PCIe 4.0 SSD controller.
This SSD is based on QLC technology with 4 bits per cell. While it might not be the best for storing essential data, it will be ideal for anyone who needs fast storage - especially gamers with huge libraries.
Sabrent SSD Pricing and Availability
The 4 TB Rocket Q4 SSD is listed for a huge $750 right now. That makes it a huge jump from the 2 TB QLC variant currently listed for $320.
While the speeds may seem too good to be true (even if the price is eye-watering), it does look like a genuine listing. According to Amazon, the SSD is in stock and available for purchase right now. We’ll be keeping an eye out for any official announcement from Sabrent in the meantime though.