If you are rocking a new Ryzen 3000 series processor and X570 motherboard a worthwhile investment would be a new PCI-Express 4.0 M.2 NVMe solid state drive. There are actually only a handful of options when it comes to PCI-Express 4.0 drives and today we have Sabrent’s Rocket. This drive of course features PCIe Gen4x4 interface with rated speeds of 5000 MB/s read and 4400 MB/s write, but it also has one of the largest heatsinks we’ve ever seen on an M.2 drive. Is this the drive you need for your new Ryzen 3000 series build? Read on as we find out!
Special thanks to Sabrent for providing us with the Rocket 1TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 Solid State Drive to review.
• NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen4 x4 Interface.
• PCIe 4.0 Compliant / NVMe 1.3 Compliant.
• Power Management Support for APST / ASPM / L1.2.
• Supports SMART and TRIM commands.
• Supports ONFi 2.3, ONFi 3.0, ONFi 3.2 and ONFi 4.0 interface.
• Advanced Wear Leveling, Bad Block Management, Error Correction Code, and Over-Provision.
• Preinstalled Rocket NVMe Heatsink.
• Upgradeable Firmware.
The Sabrent Rocket comes in a nice retail package. On the front there is a photo of the drive and it lets us know the capacity, which in our case is 1TB. Sabrent offers this drive in 512GB, 1TB and 2TB versions. Flipping over to the back there is an exploded view of the heatsink going over so of the main features.
Opening the main box up you’ll find two separate boxes, one for the drive itself and another for the heatsink. Inside the heatsink box you’ll of course find the heatsink, but also mounting screws and a small screwdriver.
The SSD itself comes in this metal tin, which opens up to reveal the drive. I have to say the unboxing experience of the Rocket was quite enjoyable.