What you need to know
- Sabrent's Rocket PCIe 4.0 SSD is now available.
- It's one of the first SSDs on the market to support the PCIe 4.0 interface.
- The 1TB model is available for $230 and the 2TB model is available for $430.
Sabrent's Rocket PCIe 4.0 is now available on at Amazon starting at $230 (via Tom's Hardware). The SSD is one of the first on the market to use the PCIe 4.0 interface. As a result, it has incredible read and write speeds.
The Rocket PCIe 4.0 can reach read speeds of 5,000MB/s and write speeds of 4,400MB/s. To reach these speeds, you need to have a PCIe Gen4 motherboard or your speeds will be capped due to your hardware. Gen 3 PCIe maxes out at 3,400MB/s so you'll lose a significant amount of speed unless you have a system that can fully take advantage of the new SSD. A combination of the upcoming Ryzen 3000 and the x570 will be the only hardware setup capable of handling the speed of the MP600.
In addition to its high speeds, the Rocket PCIe 4.0 also supports SMART and TRIM commands, power management support for APST/ASPM/L1.2, advanced wear leveling, error code protection, and over-provision.
The SSD comes in two configurations, the 1TB model which is available for $230 and the 2TB model which is available for $430. Sabrent's new SSD is slightly cheaper than Corsair's similar SSD that starts at $250.
Gotta go fast
The Sabrent Rocket is one of the first PCIe 4.0 SSD drives to hit the market, bringing blazing storage speeds to anyone with a compatible motherboard.
Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love
Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.
VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)
This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.
Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)
Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.
Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)
This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.
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