Sabrent continues to conduct interesting experiments with the drivesSSD Its - and launches a drive Thunderbolt 3 Compact exterior that knows how to store a lot of information and also move it from place to place at an impressive pace
Storage provider Sabrent, which has become a household name for many visitors to Amazon's virtual spaces in recent years, has made headlines on several occasions in recent times When it was the first in the market to offer NVMe drives in PCI-Express 4.0 standard with volumes of 4 terabytes, 3.0MB PCI-Express 8 NVMe drives and drives SSD Portable external with volumes of 8 terabytes. It now has an impressive new technology project, with a drive SSD A mobile called Rocket XTRM-Q which offers consumers volume storage Effective of not less than 16 terabytes.
This new product is quite simple, and the company's representatives are not really trying to hide it - it's actually a metal outer shell (with the addition of a removable rubber shell for resistance to blows and falls) for the company's Rocket-Q drive, which went on sale in the middle of last year. 8 terabytes each thanks to the combination of a Phison E12S controller and NLC chips with a 96-layer structure from a micron. This pair of drives interfaces to the JHL6340's controller Intel Thunderbolt 3 standard, thus breaking the speed limit of the more common USB connections for drives SSD External - so that in a RAID 0 configuration, continuous transfer speeds of up to 2,900 megabytes are read and written, depending on the practical maximum of the technology.
Consumers will be able to run the XTRM-Q in a separate configuration where the operating system sees a pair of 8 terabyte drives, in a RAID 0 configuration where single 16 terabyte media is received or in RAID 1 mode with an effective 8 terabyte but duplicate volume Of information for those concerned about hardware failure and possible loss of stored information. This external drive is considerably larger than a drive SSD Simpler externals that consist of a single printed circuit, and even require a connection to Power Supply And an electrical outlet to operate - but its dimensions are still quite compact, and able to compete with those of an external mechanical drive in a 2.5-inch configuration that reach up to a maximum volume of only 5 terabytes today.
Sounds Great? This sophisticated external drive Offered right now on Amazon, Like most of Sabrent's products, at a recommended price of no less than $ 2,900, without the option of direct delivery to Israel at this stage and not including tax surcharges - approximately NIS 9,600 in direct conversion, which is also translated into NIS 600 per terabyte of storage That will be available to you and much more than the relative price of drives NVMe Internal standard PCI-Express 3.0 like the one inside the shell.
On the other hand, taking into account that one of the company's 8TB Rocket-Q drive is currently sold in the same store of Amazon Priced at $ 1,720, the XTRM-Q with a pair of such drives inside it (and a few other hardware additions) might be considered a real bargain, at least in a situation where it has almost no direct competitor aimed at the same domestic market volume.