You Will Never Guess Which Phison Controller It Contains
Sabrent have got hold of the one and only PCIe 4.0 controller, the Phison PS5016-E16 and have paired it with 3D TLC NAND in their new Rocket series of NVMe SSDs. As far as the PR goes, the 1TB drive is capable of 5000 MB/s sequential read, 4400 MB/s sequential writes, as for random 4K at a queue depth of 32 IOPS are 600K read, 500K write. The longevity is fairly good as well, an MTBF of 1,700,000 hours and it comes with a five year warranty; they don’t offer a maximum complete drive write count.
The Guru of 3D popped it into a Ryzen 7 3800X powered X570 motherboard and set off to check those numbers against actual performance results. This Rocket did not disappoint as it lived up to the advertising and in all but those tests which TLC is most sensitive to it came in close to the top of the charts. It is also worth checking out the optional upgraded heatsink with heatpipes, not worth it if your motherboard already has good M.2 cooling but definitely better than a basic cooler.
Priced at 20 cents per GB (199 USD/EUR) we review the Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD Will this Sabrent offer mostly selling on Amazon be fast enough to keep up with the PCIe Gen4 competition?