Sabrent Rocket 1TB SSD Review – TLC NAND Flash


File Transfer, File Read and Document Open

Real World File Transfer

Let’s see how real-world performance was when writing a movie folder containing seven 1080P movies over to the SSD. For this test, we are going to measure write performance by copying a 30.6GB folder of movies off from the drive being tested back to itself to see how performance looks. This action is basically a long linear sequential write operation and punishes the SLC Cache on many drives.

The Sabrent Rocket 1TB drive finished our custom file transfer test at 842.0 MB/s in this data writing benchmark, which greatly surpasses the Patriot Viper VPR100 RGB 1TB drive despite having the same controller. It looks like the Sabrent Rocket is making up for its PCMark 8 score and wanted to tie it up once again.

Custom Read File Test

The next custom test that we are going to do is how fast each drive can read a compressed folder. For this we backed up a Steam copy of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for the test file. The compressed folder contains 59 titles and is 27.3 GB (29,409,916,771 bytes) in size.

When it comes to reading a compressed Steam Backup file the Sabrent Rocket 1TB drive finished with an average read speed of 1880.1 MB/s. That basically ties the VPR100 and is the third fastest bandwidth that we have seen on this workload.

Document Open Test

We wanted to record the time it takes to open an application and came to the conclusion that using WordPad was one of the best choices for this. WordPad is a basic word processor that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onwards. It is more advanced than Microsoft Notepad and most have used it form time to time. The reason we selected this application to benchmark in the LR SSD test suite is because it is seldom updated and delivers consistent results.

When it comes to opening up a text document with pictures the Phison E12 controller usually does well here and you’ll see the Sabrent Rocket and Patriot Viper VPR100 SSDs basically tied with the second and third fastest times of any SSD tested.