Review: Sabrent Rocket 4 PLUS 2TB (2022) NVMe SSD

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We again review the Sabrent Rocket 4 PLUS M.2 NVMe SSD series, this round with a B47 firmware. Powered by a mightily fast PS5018-E18 controller this Sabrent offer might become one of the most compelli...

    Review: Sabrent Rocket 4 PLUS 2TB (2022) NVMe SSD
     
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  2. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Sweet, the first PCIE 4.0 drive that handily beats the RND 4KQ1T1 figures of my PCIE 3.0 1TB Sabrent Rocket TLC drive.
    Finally a drive worth putting in a new machine for OS use.

    My MB/s figures are 67 read, 389.7 write.
    The Rocket 4+ are 91.58 read, 418 write.
     
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    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    While my 1 year old 1tb Sabrent Rocket 4 PLUS+ is fast.... i wont buy another Sabrent, i have a few games installed on my 1tb drive using 450gb out of 931gb, funnily they are my least played games, after 2847 power on hours, 8524gb written and 17544read my drive is at 85% health, i have a corsair mp600 2tb which is older, it has 8959 hours ,9713gb writes 36225reads to it and yet is still at 99% and was previously an os drive for nearly a year.
     
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    tunejunky Ancient Guru

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    i use a lot of Sabrent Rocket drives. i have two systems with onboard slots and i have dedicated myself the last several years migrating data from hdd to ssd, and on those two systems ssd to M.2.

    i like a "clean" computer with minimal cables, lines, and tubing.

    but even so, this is out of my envelope (of need) specs.
    i typically use one pcie 4.0 as a boot drive and save that $100+ by going pcie 3.0 (with larger volume drives)
    but i'm happy with the 1tb Rocket 4.0 as i have it one one system the other is my DAW with Crucial p5+ which is close enough for Rock N' Roll.

    but if i was doing a new build with Alder Lake or AM5 i would look long and hard at this guy.
     

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    Horus-Anhur Ancient Guru

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    I have a Rocket Q 2TB, and just checked the health status on the drive and it's at 83%. It's 2 years old, this month.
    Also checked an old Samsung Sata that I have installed, and it's at 91%.
    WTF, why is my drive "decaying" so fast? Is it the brand?
     
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    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    my 1tb rocket dropped 13% after my initial install of games totaling just 305gb(15 games)
     
  7. Horus-Anhur

    Horus-Anhur Ancient Guru

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    In my case, this Rocket Q 2TB has been my main drive.
    All games are installed there.
     
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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Using the Sabrent Control Panel app to read the drive...

    My 1.3yr old Sabrent TLC 1TB drive in my Win10 gaming PC has 600+ hrs use, 2.35TB written and still has 100% life.

    I cant check the 2.5yr old drive in my Windows 7 machine because only windows recognises the existence of an NVME drive due to the driver in use. It works faster so didnt replace it. No low level tools see the drive (except defraggers and scandisk etc) yet it works perfectly.
     
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    Horus-Anhur Ancient Guru

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    Did the same and the Sabrent Control Panel reports my drive is at 100% health.
    So which one is right? The Sabrent Control Panel or CrystalDiskInfo?

    I have 33.31TB written. 7500 hours.
    I have more than 10x your use. But somehow, the same health seems strange.
     
  10. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Sabrent Control panel will be correct, they know the criteria for their own drives.

    I tried to test my NVME USB drive but the USB controller hides the drive ID so isnt recognised.
     
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    Horus-Anhur Ancient Guru

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    But these programs just access the SMART functions of the drive.
    Why would one program say one thing and another program say something else.

    From what I can see, my SSD is running perfectly. Just curious to why such discrepancy.
    Maybe some values reported y SMART are weighted differently
     
  12. Venix

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    This sound way too fast even for qlc drive the report is either wrong or something is wrong with the drive to drop so fast would have to have about 2.5 TBW .... And the lower I saw on 1tb is either 100 or 150tbw
     
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    very strange...
    but my rocket 4 1Tb (2 years old) is at 98%, but i only use it for boot and system all of my apps & games are on secondary (M.2) drives.
     
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    I can see some brands prefer quantity over quality, my Adata SX8200 Pro still goes strong after having over 15 TB written and it's health status is at 99%. It's my system drive also.
     
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    I have a Sabrent Rocket 4 1TB, it is used as my System disk, will be two years old next month. Sabrent Rocket Control Panel shows my drives health as 100%, Crystal Disk Info shows it at 99%. Total host reads are 17TB and total host writes are 14.5TB, powered on hours 8094, with 1208 power cycles.
     
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    Where does one get this firmware? I only see 1.2 on their site.
     
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    I have 7-8 year old Samsung SSD that's still at 100% health (was used as system drive all that time). I now have 4 Samsung SSDs in total (sata and nvme) and haven't had a single issue. And this is why I only buy Samsung, they are a bit more expensive than competition but you get what you pay for.
     
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    Me too !!
    any download link ?
     
  19. lukas_1987_dion

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    1400TBW for 2TB is pretty average tbh, my PHY 2TB Gen4 is rated 3600TBW and it's not even high end.
     
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    Seems kinda strange for Seagate's Firecuda 530 to not appear in any of those benchmarks, considering its great performance.
     

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