The Sabrent brand continues to push for larger volumes at threatening prices in the home storage market - this time with ultra-high transfer speeds combined with modern processors from AMD
Quite high prices and a relatively limited selection (both of the products themselves and of the platforms that support them properly) prevented PCI-Express 4.0 SSDs From becoming the new big hit on the market, though it's hard to argue that this is the next big thing on the market - compact M.2 products with modest power consumption that fit almost any computer regardless of its physical dimensions, and are capable of delivering maximum continuous transfer speeds of over 7GB -Bate per second and lightly embarrass any SATA drive in the area.
It is likely that it will be a few more years before these advanced NVMe drives are considered the market default, with widespread support for both AMD and Intel (which is still preparing to launch its first products to support PCI-Express 4.0) - but it's good to see storage players expanding And enrich the supply already available now. The best recent example of this is coming From the Sabrent brand Which became popular as part of Amazon's sales platform - and is now the first to offer PCI-Express 4.0 drives At a volume of 4 terabytes (compared to maximum volumes of up to 2 terabytes so far).
Now on Amazon you can purchase the new version of the Rocket Q4 drive, which is based in the best tradition on a Phison-made controller, combined with Memories QLC flash - with a record volume of 4 terabytes and with the promise of continuous speed at a reading of up to 4,900 megabytes per second, which rises quite easily over any drive NVMe In the standard PCI-Express 3.0 which you can meet in stores.
Quite bizarrely, the company does not provide complete technical data about this unique combination of dense and compressed QLC chips to support PCIe 4.0 supports, so it is unclear whether Rocket Q4 drives have built-in dynamic cache (and what its volume is), what the expected power consumption is, What is the scope of writing included under the warranty period and what are the maximum projected random performances - but what we do have is a basic price tag of $ 750 (excluding shipping and taxes) for a compact 4TB version, or $ 770 for a body version Cooling Chubby in shades of silver and bronze.
If you want to get them until you develop your home in Israel, you will have to decide on a separation from $ 920.9 to $ 947.46, depending on the version you choose - NIS 3,140 to NIS 3,230, which makes it clear that this is a deal that will not suit everyone. Perhaps you can take comfort in the fact that the first NVMe model for the 8TB home market from Sabrent (with an older PCI-Express 3.0 interface) carries an even more monstrous price tag, even when performing a volume-adjusted comparison storage Same - but we would rather continue to wait patiently, hoping that after the current development we will see some more manufacturers cooperating with Phison And launches more competitive and aggressive models, with clearer and higher quality professional documentation that will justify the thousands of shekels required.