Sabrent Rocket Nano Portable Solid State Drive Review

Setup & Testing Testing

Getting the Sabrent Rocket Nano setup and running is extremely easy, just plug it into an open USB Type-A or Type-C port on your computer. Once plugged in Windows will automatically detect it and you’ll be good to go. The drive is formatted as exFAT by default and the 512GB version has 476GB of usable space.

rocket nano info 1

For testing we will be running the Rocket Nano against other USB 3.2 gen 2 drives as well as some older USB 3.1 gen 1 drives so you can see the difference between the drives. As a reminder Sabrent lists the speeds of this drive at 1000 MB/s. First up we have CrystalDiskMark.

rocket nano crystal

As you can see we have sequential speeds of 1029.10 MB/s read and 985.21 MB/s write. Here is how the Rocket Nano compares to other drives in that test.

rocket nano crystal read

rocket nano crystal write

Next we run the the AJA System test. It tests different types of video formats and gives you throughput results for the drive. Our configuration was 4K RED HD footage, 1 GB test file size, and the 8bit YUV codec.

rocket nano aja

And those results compared to other drives.

rocket nano aja read

rocket nano aja write

Next up is the USB Flash Benchmark, which will transfer various different file sizes to the drive and record the transfer speeds.

rocket nano usb flash

We have also added the AS SSD Benchmark and ATTO Disk Benchmark to our portable storage testing.

rocket nano as ssd

sabrent nano atto

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