Sabrent Rocket Professional 4TB Three Quarter View
The title of this evaluation is horrible. We’re reviewing the Sabrent Rocket Professional 4TB SSD. This SSD is a USB 3.2 Gen2 exterior SSD and we will use both Sort-A or Sort-C with the drive relying on the system we’re attaching it to.
Sabrent Rocket Professional 4TB USB 3.2 Gen2 Exterior SSD
The unit itself may be very small measuring solely 4.13″ x 1.77″ x 0.55″ or 105mm x 45mm x 14mm. It’s a pretty plain grey since it’s made out of an aluminum chassis. We get a Sabrent brand in addition to a rocket brand with Sabrent stripes.
Sabrent Rocket Professional 4TB Chassis Angle
The chassis itself feels extraordinarily sturdy. It might take some scuffs, however it could be pretty tough to wreck the drive inside when it’s thrown in a bag or dropped whereas strolling. While you see the drive, you might assume this can be a metallic painted plastic drive. You might know the specs and assume it’s some skinny aluminum case like an aluminum can. It’s not. I stood on this unit and it didn’t even depart a mark. The unit may be very heavy obligation. We’d have preferred if Sabrent found out how you can get this a proper environmental score.
There’s a single fascinating facet. Right here we now have the USB Sort-C port that gives information and energy to the drive.
Sabrent Rocket Professional 4TB Sort C Port
In that Sort-C connector goes a cable. We’re going to assume most of our readers know what a USB Sort-C cable is.
Sabrent Rocket Professional 4TB USB Sort C Linked
Sabrent gives two cables. There’s a Sort-C to Sort-C and a Sort-A to Sort C cable so you should use the drive with any host. As we noticed with STH’s USB 3.1 Gen1 to 5GbE Community Adapter Information some distributors don’t undertake this versatile mannequin and supply solely Sort-A or Sort-C. In both case, it’s good to have each cables even when you’ll solely use one for the drive.
Sabrent Rocket Professional 4TB Two USB Cables
There’s a small element right here. The Sort-A to Sort-C cable has Sabrent branding whereas the Sort-C to Sort-C doesn’t. The latter can also be a shorter cable. Aesthetically, it’s good that each are grey to match the drive.
Subsequent, we’re going to try efficiency.
General efficiency is about what we might count on from a USB 3.2 Gen2 exterior SSD that’s centered round a M.2 drive. Just a few days in the past we reviewed an Icy Dock EZConvert MB705M2P-B enclosure utilizing a 1TB Sabrent Rocket Q M.2 SSD within the USB 3.2 Gen2 adapter. There we noticed that whereas the drive was able to extra, USB is the limiting issue. Right here, we’re seeing the identical factor. Beginning with the Blackmagic Disk Pace Take a look at, we get outcomes that we might count on:
Sabrent Rocket Professional 4TB Blackmagic Disk Pace
A fast be aware right here is that apart from the higher-end 4K footage and at larger framerates, this drive is maintaining. Right here is the compulsory ATTO benchmark consequence:
Sabrent Rocket Professional 4TB ATTO
Here’s a CrystalDiskMark run:
Sabrent Rocket Professional 4TB CrystalDiskMark
Right here is Anvil. As we noticed within the Icy Dock + Sabrent resolution, we are likely to get decrease sequential efficiency right here than with different instruments.
Sabrent Rocket Professional 4TB Anvil Storage Utilities
Here’s a AS SSD consequence:
Sabrent Rocket Professional 4TB AS SSD
The AS SSD 4K-64T numbers had been persistently off as we see right here. Nonetheless, this is superb efficiency for a USB 3.2 Gen2 SSD.
Present avenue pricing is round $699. There are two methods to take a look at this. First, in comparison with the $280 2TB mannequin, it’s twice the capability for greater than twice the value. A second manner to take a look at it’s that the drive is exclusive. If you happen to want 4TB of capability or greater than 2TB, then there usually are not many choices on the market, particularly in such a compact chassis. It looks as if one is paying a premium for the upper capability right here, which is smart.
Sabrent Rocket Professional 4TB Prime 1
Generally although, you simply want the capability. We need to emphasize once more the chassis on this method. The aluminum casing feels very substantial and is definitely not a skinny metallic sheet like one might count on to switch plastic we see on many exterior SSDs. If you have to spend money on a drive with this degree of dimension and velocity, then at the least you wouldn’t have to fret a few drive this costly failing as a result of outer case cracking simply. Small, quick, and solidly constructed appears to be the design aim right here.