The largest volume you can get on the drive NVMe Modern comes from an unexpected source
Sabrent is a young American company that has had significant success in its sales platform Amazon Thanks to a range of good quality peripheral computing equipment and affordable prices, it is certainly not one of the hardware world giants - which does not prevent it from becoming the first drive in the market NVMe My home is 8 terabytes.
QLC chips, which store four bits of information in each logical cell using an increased number of voltage levels used, began to appear in the market a few years ago with the promise of providing us with large and extremely crowded storage volumes at competitive prices - and although prices have indeed become competitive in most cases, most manufacturers in the market Be content with using the new technology on cheap drives with relatively modest volumes. סמסונג It did indeed launch the 860 QVO drive with volume storage Of 4TB in 2.5-inch configuration in 2018, but most of the other players settled for 500GB or XNUMXTB as a commercial application for the chipsetsQLC - And it was a choice that was critically acclaimed by users for reduced reliability and performance compared to traditional drives based on traditional TLC chips (with price differences that didn't always justify compromise).
Now we're finally starting to see the potential of QLC technology as Sabrent expands its Rocket Q family with unprecedented volume - based on the same combination we've seen in previous Rocket Q models, with chips NAND In the QLC configuration from Micron (or IMFT, which was previously a joint venture with Micron and Intel and since last year became fully owned by Micron) and controller Phison E12S is popular. The familiar M.2 configuration of the tiny M.2280 configuration (22 millimeters wide and 80 millimeters long) now contains more volume than any 2.5 inch mechanical drive - with a promise of continuous read speeds of up to 3,300 MB per second, continuous write speeds of Up to 2,900 megabytes per second and random performance with small 4 kb files up to 680,000IOPS.
It is worth noting that the new Rocket Q model makes a chipset NAND On both sides of the printed circuit board, and therefore comes with an increased thickness of 3.7 millimeters compared to M.2 drives at lower volumes (most often one byte and below) where chips are present in only one part of the printed circuit, which translates to a general thickness of 2.25 or 2.35 millimeters - This increased thickness may not necessarily fit all M.2 slots on motherboards or computers Mobile, Therefore, it is recommended to verify compliance in advance before going on a purchase.
The new drive comes with a five-year write-down warranty of 0.123DWPD (writing and deleting close to one terabyte daily for five years), a 1.8 million-hour MTBF and maximum power consumption of up to 6.5 watts when adopted - and price The alarming base is $ 2,000 at Amazon, which turns into $ 2,617 with tax added and fast shipping to the country.
As of this writing, the drive seems to be unavailable right away - but since there is no other competing model in the same volume around, those interested will likely be able to wait patiently for inventory to resume. At the same time, we will keep our fingers crossed that more manufacturers will adopt this unique and exciting volume soon and provide us with a price war that will make business a little more lucrative.