Sabrent's new PCIe 4 SSD is absurdly fast, beats out Samsung's 980 Pro

Sabrent Rocket 4 Product Page
Sabrent Rocket 4 Product Page (Image credit: Sabrent)

What you need to know

  • Sabrent debuted the new Rocket 4 Plus PCIe 4 SSD this week.
  • The drive takes the top spot as the world's current fastest drive.
  • There's no word yet on when the Rocket 4 Plus will be available or how much it will cost.

The world of PCIe 4 SSDs already has plenty of speed demons, but Sabrent just took the crown. The company's new Rocket 4 Plus SSD sports the fastest combination of read and write speeds currently available, beating out even Samsung's latest 980 Pro PCIe 4 NVMe drive (via PC Gamer).

Both drives would probably make any list of the best SSDs, but Sabrent manages to just squeeze out the edge. The Rocket 4 Plus matches the Samsung 980 Pro's 7,000 MB/s read time, but it surpasses Samsung's drive with a 6,850 MB/s write speed. The Samsung drive, for comparison, reaches maximum write speeds of 5,000 MB/s.

According to Sabrent's Rocket 4 Plus product page, it will be available in 2TB, 1TB, and 500GB capacities. That's a far cry from the largest PCIe 4 SSD out there, a 4TB monster also made by Sabrent. However, in exchange for the lower capacities, you're getting vastly superior maximum read and write speeds. Sabrent also shrouds the Rocket 4 Plus in a beefy custom heatsink to keep the drive running cool.

Sabrent hasn't provided a release date or pricing information yet, but we'll likely hear more soon.

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