Have you ever found yourself yearning for more storage space in your gaming devices like Steam Deck and ROG Ally? Your search might just be over.
Introducing the Sabrent Rocket Q4 2230 SSD, a game changer for all the gadget geeks out there who’ve been wrestling with finding a high-capacity drive that fits neatly into their gaming devices. The struggle is high, particularly in the 2TB M.2 2230 form factor. Now, thanks to Sabrent’s new product launch, we have a much-needed alternative.
Delving deeper into the Sabrent Rocket Q4 2230, we see a glimmer of promise. What we do know is that these SSDs incorporate QLC NAND technology, a step away from the TLC NAND utilized in previous models. We also know that these SSDs will accommodate backwards compatibility with Gen2 and Gen3 PCIe slots and will comfortably fit in the newest Microsoft Surface devices in addition to the handhelds mentioned earlier.
Sabrent Rocket Q4 2230 specification
|Interface||PCIe Gen4 x 4||PCIe Gen4 x 4|
|Max Sequential Read||TBA||5000 (MB/s)|
|Max Sequential Write||TBA||3200 (MB/s)|
|Random 4K QD32 (IOPS) Read||TBA||480K|
|Random 4K QD32 (IOPS) Write||TBA||750K|
|Power Consumption R/W||TBA||R 4000 / W 3800 (mW)|
|Form Factor||M.2 2230||M.2 2230|
|Warranty||5 years with registration||5 years with registration|
Pre-orders for these SSDs, with an astounding 2TB capacity, are now live on Sabrent website for the amount of $219.99 – Rocket Q4 2230 2TB Shipment expected to kick off in June.
Sabrent has also hinted at making “other capacities” available in the future, with a 1TB drive already in the pipeline.
Looking back, the Sabrent Rocket’s previous generation (SB-2130) [Rocket 2230 NVMe 4.0] made waves in the market, but the limitation to 1TB capacity and the price premium compared to M.2 2280 SSDs left some room for improvement. Now, while the premium price might still exist, the jump to 2TB certainly levels the playing field against other big brands such as Samsung, which offer 2TB M.2 2280 NVMe Gen4 SSDs with TLC NAND and DRAM cache for less than $150.
Source: Sabrent official website