Sabrent Rocket 1TB SSD Review – TLC NAND Flash
Final Thoughts & Conclusions
The Sabrent Rocket uses Phison’s E12/E12S controller and Toshibas BiCS3/BiCS4 TLC NAND Flash to deliver a solid performing M.2 NVMe drive at a great price point. This is not the fastest SSD on the market, but for one that was originally introduced in 2018 it still manages to deliver respectable performance here in 2020. Four corner testing of the Sabrent Rocket looks good when running at higher queue depths and overall performance is solid for a drive of this price point. If you are concerned about the Sabrent brand name we hope this review helped calm your nerves a bit. The company has been around for many years and appears to be using the Phison reference design for the Rocket drive series. This design has been on the market since 2018 and there have been no major issues with it since it debuted and a ton of drives have shipped using the Phison E12 controller.
When it comes to pricing the Sabrent Rocket 1TB model is currently $139.99 shipped over at Amazon. At around $0.14 per GB this isn’t a bad price for a fast PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD that is rated to break the 3 GB/s barrier on both sequential reads and writes. It comes backed by a 1-year warranty, but when you register the drive with Sabrent that increases up to 5-years. Just remember to register your drive within 90-days of purchase to ensure you get the longer warranty. It would be nice to just get the 5-year warranty without having to register like most SSD manufacturers, but the registration process doesn’t include too much personal information. You’ll have to create a account with an e-mail address and then just let them know the product model/serial number and where/when it was purchased. The process doesn’t require giving your full name, address or phone number.
So, at the end of the day the Sabrent Rocket is a solid performing M.2 NVMe SSD that we would easily recommend to our readers.