Sabrent 512GB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive £60.03 Sold by SLJ Trading and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Sabrent 512GB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive £60.03 Sold by SLJ Trading and Fulfilled by Amazon

£60.03£6913%Amazon Deals
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Posted 11th Aug
Click link, then add 13% voucher under price to bring it down to £60.03. No real way of checking what it's lowest price is when they do the discounts via vouchers this way on Amazon, but around £60 for a very well reviewed NVMe drive is a decent deal in my book.

Product Description

The Sabrent 512GB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD high Performance Solid state Drive (SB-ROCKET-512) delivers all the advantages of flash disk technology with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface and it is fully compliant with the standard next generation form factor (NGFF), commonly known as M.2.

Based on Toshiba's BiCS 3D TLC NAND flash memory, its performance speeds can reach up to 3450 MB/s (read) and 3000 MB/s (write). power consumption is much lower than traditional hard drives, making it the best embedded solution for new systems.


Features:

  • M.2 PCIe Gen3 x 4 interface.
  • PCIe 3.1 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, and over-provision.

Package contents:

  • 512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD.
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Shame the 1tb version isn't on offer.
Working on building my first pc, would this work well as a boot/app drive?
burns9411/08/2019 10:59

Shame the 1tb version isn't on offer.


Stay tuned will be back very soon
megaderp11/08/2019 10:59

Working on building my first pc, would this work well as a boot/app drive?


Yes so long we your pc supports nvme which almost all new motherboards will
emodan11/08/2019 11:09

Yes so long we your pc supports nvme which almost all new motherboards will


Fantastic, it's a Z390 board so I know it does, I'm just unfamiliar with what formats work best. Thank you for your help!
megaderp11/08/2019 11:17

Fantastic, it's a Z390 board so I know it does, I'm just unfamiliar with …Fantastic, it's a Z390 board so I know it does, I'm just unfamiliar with what formats work best. Thank you for your help!


If you do get this, partition the windows install off into a 100 to 120GB partition, and install programs onto the 2nd partition. Will make things easier in the future should to want to make a backup image of the windows install to move to a new drive.
Got the 1TB works great, don’t forget to register for warranty on their site
Can anyone speculate why the CrystalDiskMark scores people are posting in the review vary quite a bit?

Also, does this show up in Windows with a different name? Given how many have been sold, I would expect it to show on websites like harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd…tml .
drspa4411/08/2019 13:00

Can anyone speculate why the CrystalDiskMark scores people are posting in …Can anyone speculate why the CrystalDiskMark scores people are posting in the review vary quite a bit?Also, does this show up in Windows with a different name? Given how many have been sold, I would expect it to show on websites like https://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd-mega-page.html .


Speculation:

Flash drives speed depends on how full they are.

You do not have transparency on what the drive is actually doing under the hood so it could be doing some housekeeping when you run a benchmark.
drspa4411/08/2019 13:00

Can anyone speculate why the CrystalDiskMark scores people are posting in …Can anyone speculate why the CrystalDiskMark scores people are posting in the review vary quite a bit?Also, does this show up in Windows with a different name? Given how many have been sold, I would expect it to show on websites like https://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd-mega-page.html .


For all SSD it holds that different sizes have different speeds. Best speeds are at 1TB, small drop in speed with 2TB, about 25% drop with 512GB and 50% drop with 256GB. The reason is (mostly) simple: less memory chips mean less chance to work together, so less speed. Check the listing on Amazon itself and you'll see that Sabrent is honest with its speeds.

These are Phison E12 reference designs and since all perform the same, these charts only include one. However, figuring out the name of the one they included is impossible. A very similar SSD is the MP510 which is easy to find. Not quite the same, but close enough. Full review of another Phison E12 reference design can be found here: anandtech.com/sho…are .
thebruce11/08/2019 13:38

Speculation: Flash drives speed depends on how full they are. You do not …Speculation: Flash drives speed depends on how full they are. You do not have transparency on what the drive is actually doing under the hood so it could be doing some housekeeping when you run a benchmark.



kvaruni11/08/2019 13:39

For all SSD it holds that different sizes have different speeds. Best …For all SSD it holds that different sizes have different speeds. Best speeds are at 1TB, small drop in speed with 2TB, about 25% drop with 512GB and 50% drop with 256GB. The reason is (mostly) simple: less memory chips mean less chance to work together, so less speed. Check the listing on Amazon itself and you'll see that Sabrent is honest with its speeds.These are Phison E12 reference designs and since all perform the same, these charts only include one. However, figuring out the name of the one they included is impossible. A very similar SSD is the MP510 which is easy to find. Not quite the same, but close enough. Full review of another Phison E12 reference design can be found here: https://www.anandtech.com/show/13955/the-silicon-power-p34a80-ssd-review-phison-e12-with-newer-firmware .


Thanks that's very helpful - have purchased
burns9411/08/2019 10:59

Shame the 1tb version isn't on offer.


It is on offer, just not on the voucher offer anymore. It's the lowest pre voucher price it's ever been.
Just received mine on same day delivery. Think it’s a duff, it’s smaller than my usb flash drive! /s
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For those curious, the drive shows up as just 'Sabrent' in Windows, HWiNFO64 and Passmark PerformanceTest. I tested it in ideal conditions - completely empty and used as a secondary drive with no encryption. The Disk Mark score was 24230, which is comparable to 970 EVO: harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd…tml

The next step is to make this my boot drive, fill it up to 99% with games I'll never play and complain about performance falling off a cliff
drspa4413/08/2019 20:01

[Image] For those curious, the drive shows up as just 'Sabrent' in …[Image] For those curious, the drive shows up as just 'Sabrent' in Windows, HWiNFO64 and Passmark PerformanceTest. I tested it in ideal conditions - completely empty and used as a secondary drive with no encryption. The Disk Mark score was 24230, which is comparable to 970 EVO: https://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd-mega-page.htmlThe next step is to make this my boot drive, fill it up to 99% with games I'll never play and complain about performance falling off a cliff


Are there any specific steps you need to take when installing this as a boot drive? I'm just gonna chuck a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro on it and then my programs. Games will stay on my other SSD.
Danze198413/08/2019 20:15

Are there any specific steps you need to take when installing this as a …Are there any specific steps you need to take when installing this as a boot drive? I'm just gonna chuck a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro on it and then my programs. Games will stay on my other SSD.


I would suggest testing it first as a secondary drive as I have done. CrystalDiskMark, checking SMART etc to make sure you are happy it is performing as advertised. After that, I would suggest disconnecting all of your other drives, leaving just the Sabrent one connected, installing Windows 10 on that, then afterwards connecting everything again. This may just be me being paranoid about Microsoft software deleting files without permission.
I just returned the 1TB as often crashes when doing a compile/build that takes a few mins then drive disappeared from updated BIOS/UEFI on ASROCK Z170 extreme 4 even with all other drives unplugged. Corsair PSU, no graphics card. Stable again on 950 Evo SATA 512MB. Not sure what to get next as read about Rocket overheating and disappearing from BIOS in one or two other situations. It was stable if it was used lightly. I had cloned the 950 Evo, would take too long to do otherwise. Thoughts on replacement?
Edited by: "johnbanks509511" 15th Aug
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