Over the years we've observed great advancements in the form and function of USB-based removable storage devices. While we have seen the physical designs dressed up to look more attractive and user-friendly, the file transfer speed has always been one very big downside. Sabrent released the Rocket Pro removable storage device to solve that age-old speed problem and put a 1000MB/s transfer speed in the palm of your hand. Read on to find out how we got on with the Sabrent SB-2TB-PRO.
Sabrent have been with us since 1998, since that time they have supplied the PC market with hubs, adapters, a/v accessories and storage solutions, today we will be discussing the latter. Sabrent over the last few years have released some of the best NVMe storage solutions on the market. Recently they released their new Rocket 4 Plus line which utilizes the super fast PCIe Gen 4 technology. Today we are looking at the Rocket 4 Plus 2TB drive variant which boasts some serious storage capacity and speeds. Read on to see how we got on.
Today we will be taking a look at the TeamGroup Cardea Zero Z340. This is but one drive from TeamGroups PCIe Gen 3 NVMe product line. Coming in at 512Gb in size with rated speeds of up to 3,400 MB/s Read / 2,000 MB/s Write, this could make for a great boot drive for builders on a budget. Read on to see how the TeamGroup Cardea Zero Z340 performs.
Founded in 1996, Crucial is one of the top sellers of DRAM and storage modules for the PC market. As a brand of Micron, one of the largest memory manufacturers in the world, they've got a direct line to manufacturing and engineering to bring some of the best products possible to the PC community. So when Crucial released a newly designed NVMe storage solution, we took notice. Named the P5, it's their newest SSD to enter the retail space and it appears to be a good storage choice whether you're using it for gaming or professional purposes. Follow along as we put this drive to the test and compare it to some of the very best Gen 3 drives out there.
This product is your standard PCIE 3.0 x4 NVME. It features QLC (quad level cell) NAND which enables it to have product variants up to 8TB due to its denser configuration! This type of NAND is of the 3D variant, which enables higher read and write endurance's, simply put they'll last longer. Compared to TLC NAND though, it is a bit slower in write speeds, still the drive promises up to 3000 MB/s in sequential write and 3400 MB/s in read, remember that max theoretical bandwidth for PCIE 3.0 x4 is 3940 MB/s, adding in all communications, transfers and etc., most we usually see on PCIE x4 is 3500 MB/s (that's like transferring COD Warzone from two same speed NVME's in about 15 seconds!!). On top of all this since the drive is in the typical 2280 format (22mm wide by 80mm long) and doesn't have a heatsink it'll fit in anything that has a slot the appropriate size. Now the cherry on the cake? Corsair offers a 5 year (!) warranty on this product line. Let's check it out this small, fast and capable NVME SSD!
Micro-sized M.2 drives are becoming popular in embedded systems, laptops, and also portable USB devices. Specifically, the 2242 M.2 has become a mainstay for many laptops because of it's compact size. Sabrent offers a blasting fast NVMe drive that comes in amazing capacities and also built around compatibility for 2242. Part of their popular Rocket line of SSD's, the Nano features incredible speeds for its size. Join us as we put this drive to the test and take a tour of its features.
When the Ryzen 3000 series was launched with the X570 platform chipset, one of the biggest new features was the addition of generation 4 NVMe solid state drive (SSD) technology. Team Group recently introduced the Cardea Zero Z440 M.2 PCIe SSD. This drive makes use of the new generation 4 technology that has been built into AMD X570 motherboards. They sent us a sample of their new drive to test out. If you'd like to learn more about this new technology, and see how it compares to other hard drive technologies, please follow along.