An up-and-coming storage challenger has managed to do what the likes of Samsung and Micron have yet to achieve; launch a consumer 8TB NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD.
Sabrent quietly unveiled the Rocket Q (SB-RKTQ-8TB) to the unsuspecting masses, doubling the capacity of its previous chart topper.
This is not the largest solid state drive out there – the ExaDrive DC100 from Nimbus Data holds that crown at 100TB – but it is the largest you can plug into a normal laptop with an M2 slot.
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The rest of the specification sheet is rather predictable; this is a PCIe Gen3 (rather than Gen4) model, with support for TRIM and SMART commands. It also features advanced wear leveling, bad block management and over-provision features, which should improve the drive’s useful shelf life and general performance.
As with other Sabrent drives, this one also comes with a free Acronis True Image software for easy cloning.
Read/write speeds are not yet available, but given …read more