When Sabrent announced plans to build a PCIe Gen5 SSD with read speeds of 14 GB/s earlier this year, we were impressed. Today, Sabrent sent screenshots proving that the upcoming Rocket X5 is capable of achieving such levels of performance, and also said he’s working on making it even faster than his SSD, the best available today.
Sabrent’s Rocket X5 reaches a sequential read speed of 14,179 MB/s and a sequential write speed of 12,280 MB/s on CrystalDiskMark. In terms of random performance, Sabrent’s prototype drive reached 1.669 million 4K read IOPS and 1.669 4K write IOPS, matching his high-end enterprise-grade SSDs.
When we talk about enterprise-grade SSDs, we mean Samsung’s PM1743 PCIe 5.0 x4 SSD. This SSD achieved a throughput of around 13.8 GB/s using Intel’s Alder Lake processor in his IOMeter benchmark for late 2021. Apparently, Sabrent can reach even higher speeds with Phison. It’s a PS5026-E26 based drive but uses a very fast 3D TLC NAND with at least a 2400 MT/s interface.
“The new Rocket X5 is still in the tuning stage and we expect further performance improvements,” said a statement from Seibrent. “This still has to be a finished product, but we’re moving forward with the technology we have on hand right now. A lot of things will change, like names and labels, heatsinks, to name a few items. There is a possibility, we are working with Phison.”In the near future, new technologies are emerging and Phison will push what we have now to achieve breakthrough results. will help you. “
Seibrent said it has experimented with different thermal solutions aimed at keeping these extreme drives cool. The company said its current thermal solution is specifically tuned to efficiently cool these next-generation SSDs, and its fans don’t generate high-frequency noise.
“Stay tuned to Sabrent for news about our other top performing products as we get closer to release,” the company said. “Our test lab has been busy lately with many exciting new products coming soon.”