Taking The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus To A New HighPoint In Transfers

Source: Tweaktown Taking The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus To A New HighPoint In Transfers

Eight Heads Are Better Than One

Tweaktown has a rather positive opinion of the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus, as do most who’ve had a chance to use it, but it seems they decided it just wasn’t offering the level of transfer speeds that they dreamed of.  They decided that the only solution to increase their bandwidth was to install eight 4TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus SSDs onto a HighPoint SSD7540 PCIe Gen4 x16 RAID card.

That specific drive is currently $100 off, so merely a $7200 investment for the drives, the HighPoint SSD7540 adds another $1000 on top of that.  For their testing, they opted for RAID 0 to ensure the maximum bandwidth and they certainly succeeded in that.  In CrystalDiskMark they recorded sequential reads and writes above 28,000 MB/s, with IOPS breaking 19,000 read and 18,000 write.

Random read/write performance is impressive, but not what this storage insanity is for, instead Tweaktown wanted to reach higher sequential performance than either a RAM drive or Optane, and they succeeded!  Take a look at the full results, including the new AJA Disk Test they tried out for the first time.

What do you get when you pair 8 Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 4TBs with HighPoint's SSD 7540 PCIe Gen4 RAID card? Sabrent's "DESTROYER"!

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Jeremy Hellstrom

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1 Comment

  1. willmore

    They only put drives on one side of it? Weak. 🙂 Kidding, that’s pretty damn impressive. I’ve been looking for an 8x card like this that maybe takes 4–don’t need any raid, just a PCI-E bridge. $1000 is pretty steep.


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