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SABRENT M.2 NVMe SSD 8TB Gen 4, Internal Solid State 7100MB/s Read, PCIe 4.0 M2 Hard Drive for Gamers, Compatible with PlayStation 5, PS5 Console, PCs, NUC Laptops and Desktops (SB-RKT4P-8TB)

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While the ability to house vast quantities of data and rapid access to files can’t be understated, there are challenges. Intel’s Optane SSD 905P delivers the fastest game load times, but Adata’s SM2262EN-powered XPG SX8200 Pro and Samsung’s 970 EVO Plus both give it a good run for its money with total game load times under 10 seconds.

Idle power consumption is an important aspect to consider, especially if you're looking for a laptop upgrade. If you're using more than one library or layering, split them into smaller NVMEs connected to different ports/buses. It’s troubling to hear about issues like these, but in my experience, the drive performed as expected. Throughout my testing, including extended synthetic storage tests as well as traditional, real-world file transfers, the Sabrent Rocket Q 8TB never got above the 59°C mark.Be sure to register your Sabrent SSD via the Rocket Control Panel to activate a limited 5-year warranty, the limitation being TBW (Total Bytes Written). There is also a DDR4 DRAM buffer chip on either side of the SSD and we can see what happens when we removed the branding sticker on the bottom of the Rocket 4 Plus. We use the Quarch HD Programmable Power Module to gain a deeper understanding of power characteristics. One nice feature is that the cable looks captive, but it's actually a standard cable with one end inside the enclosure, so you could go longer or shorter with a different cable if needed, or replace the cable if it fails, but you don't have worry about pulling the cable out of the enclosure in use.

Not to mention, Sabrent’s Rocket Q delivers some of the fastest sequential read performance we have seen from a PCIe 3. Today's data deluge requires a revolutionary way to mine data for insights and turn insights into action. Micron’s NAND usually operates within a very tight latency profile, and here we see that tendency carry over to Sabrent’s 8TB Rocket Q. Bytes don't get divided by 1000 to show the larger, abbreviated capacities, they get divided by 1024.It should be noted that the 8TB capacity does not use Micron B47R NAND as the rest of the line does. This does mean that you don't necessarily have to find the absolute fastest drives if you're using Thunderbolt - you can just match drive performance to whatever enclosure fits your needs. Gen 2 for this reason, as using a any of the lower bank of SATA ports disables those ports as the lower M.

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