Sweet Unreleased Hardware
The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 8TB is not available for sale yet, but Tweaktown managed to get their hands on an engineering sample to run some quick tests on it and this is one to look forward to, assuming you can afford an 8TB NVMe SSD. This drive pretty much saturates the available bandwidth on the Gen4 x4 interface, with sequential reads of 7456 MB/s. That, paired with sequential writes of 6650 MB/s this is an impressive drive.
The other interesting thing about the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 8TB is it’s size, which is somewhat larger than the previous 8TB Sabrent SSD. Sabrent chose to use eight 1024Gbit BiCS 5 112 Layer flash chips on the drive, which gives it a total of 8,192GB RAW. You should take a look at the full review here for even more details on the drive. It is an engineering sample, which means there is a small chance the retail drive will be slightly different; unlikely to be that different though.
We've seen glimpses of it and have lusted over it for obvious reasons, now we have a pre-production sample in hand for testing.