Sabrent Rocket SSD Overview
Looking at the Sabrent Rocket drive itself it is your standard 80mm-long or M.2 2280 drive. On the top part of the drive we have a sticker covering the components, which has the Sabrent logo on it and lets us know the capacity.
Under this sticker you’ll find your controller and NAND chips. Sabrent is making use of the Phison PS5016-E16 controller and 96 layer Toshiba BiCS4 TLC NAND. This is actually the same setup as what we saw on the AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD. The Phison controller has enough compute power for ECC processing when adopting the latest 3D TLC NAND flash. It also features eight NAND channels with 32 CE targets, DDR4 DRAM caching, and a PCIe 4.0×4 interface. It also brings support for the NVMe 1.3 protocol, LDPC error correction, and wear leveling.
Flipping the drive over there are two more NAND chips (covered by another sticker) and the DDR4 cache chip, which is made by SK Hynix.
The heatsink that comes with the drive actually has a two-part design. There is a tray that you place your drive inside and then the larger heatsink. This is definitely one of the largest M.2 heatsinks that I’ve ever seen.
The heatsink features three copper heatpipes and a large aluminum heatsink with a top heatspreader. It is pretty crazy to see heatpipes on an M.2 heatsink.