First revealed last month, the Sabrent Rocket Q 8TB NVME PCIe M.2 SSD is now available. In 2020, a 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD is common; 2TB capacity is still common; 4TB is a bit uncommon. But this 8TB M.2 NVMe SSD from Sabrent, as far as I know, is the first and only 8TB capacity NVMe M.2 SSD. It’s not a Gen4 SSD, unlike the Sabrent Rocket; but it is a PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 so it is still pretty fast. This drive is finally available and you can get one from Amazon.com here. You can check out additional details about this drive below.
World’s First 8TB M.2 NVMe SSD, Sabrent Rocket Q 8TB, Now Available
The Sabrent Rocket Q 8TB capacity is a PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD in a M.2 2280 form factor. It’s a high-performance SSD that uses vertically stacked QLC NAND flash. It uses a Phison E122S controller and offers sequential read speed of up to 3,400 MB/s and up to 3,000 MB/s sequential write speeds. Those are similar speeds offered by other high-performance NVMe Gen3 SSDs; like the Corsair MP510, Seagate FireCuda 510 or the WD Black SN750.
Sabrent only disclosed the sequential read and write speeds and to date, I don’t see any reviews about this drive yet. I’m curious to see how are the numbers when it comes to random read and random write speeds. It is using QLC NAND flash instead of TLC, so perhaps there might be a (slight) difference in the overall performance of the drive.
It’s also PCIe 3.1 and NVMe 1.3 compliant; with power management support for APST, ASPM and L1.2. The Sabrent Rocket Q 8TB supports the following technology: SMART and TRIM commands; ONFi 4.0, ONFi 3.2, ONFi 3.0 and ONFi 2.3. It also comes with advanced wear leveling, bad block management and over-provision.
All Sabrent SSDs come with free Sabrent Acronis True Image for Sabrent Software for easy Cloning, but not really a fan of the Acronis tool. Other SSD manufacturers are also bundling this tool together with their SSDs, but I think Samsung (still) has the best SSD utility in the market. The Acronis is free though, so no complaints on that.
Pricing and Availability
The Sabrent Rocket Q 8TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD capacity is now available. Currently it retails for around $1,499.99 USD. Yes, it is a very expensive drive! In comparison, the 4TB version of the Rocket Q currently retails for around $720 USD. For the latest pricing and availability of the 8TB Rocket Q, kindly check out the links below.