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Sabrent Rocket Q 2TB NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (SB-RKTQ-2TB) £216.40 Delivered Sold by 1880DE and Fulfilled by Amazon (£209.28 w/fee free card)
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Sabrent Rocket Q 2TB NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (SB-RKTQ-2TB) £216.40 Delivered Sold by 1880DE and Fulfilled by Amazon (£209.28 w/fee free card)

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With free Amazon Germany prime trial subscription, the price is €229.99 (~£205.58 with a fee-free card). Without prime, the price is €234.07 with standard shipping, or €236.07 with next-day shipping. With a fee-free card this should convert to ~£209.28 and ~£211.06 respectively.

This drive uses QLC flash, which does suffer from lower endurance than more expensive TLC drives. However, it's still probably by far the best performance for the price, and endurance is more than adequate for most consumer use-cases.

Tweaktown gave it an overall score of 94%, and said in summary:

"Looking back at our test results, we find the Rocket Q is a synthetic powerhouse, easily delivering sequential speeds that are as fast as anything else running on a Gen3 interface. When we get to transfer rates, we see the Rocket Q is actually a cut above most SSDs currently on the market, which we find remarkable for a QLC powered SSD.

Game level loading wasn't quite what we would like to see, but it's still in what we consider an acceptable range. Heavy workloads do kind of hammer it a bit, but when we get to normal consumer type workloads, the Rocket Q delivers exceptionally well, and that is what really matters.

Sabrent's Rocket Q NVMe 2TB SSD is TweakTown approved and highly recommended."

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Do I want this? Desperately.

Do I need this? Absolutely not.

Ordered. *wipes sweat off palm*
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Do I want this? Desperately.

Do I need this? Absolutely not.

Ordered. *wipes sweat off palm*
Don't bother with the qlc, save your pennies and get better quality. It's definitely not a bad deal, but still.
Pacmancereal16/05/2020 16:42

Don't bother with the qlc, save your pennies and get better quality. It's …Don't bother with the qlc, save your pennies and get better quality. It's definitely not a bad deal, but still.


For my use-case, which is an external drive connected to an XBox, I'm never going to get close to the durability limit. So, for less than the price of an equivalent M.2 drive, and with ~6x the performance, I'll happily pocket the extra £45 I would have paid for the TLC version of this drive.
can't believe how much the standard rocket ones have increased in price, was gonna buy a second to raid but not at twice the price
masterofimages16/05/2020 16:51

For my use-case, which is an external drive connected to an XBox, I'm …For my use-case, which is an external drive connected to an XBox, I'm never going to get close to the durability limit. So, for less than the price of an equivalent M.2 drive, and with ~6x the performance, I'll happily pocket the extra £45 I would have paid for the TLC version of this drive.


Wouldn't it be bottlenecked by USB 3.0?
This is £219.99 at Amazon UK, I know it's easy to order via DE but it seems like might as well go with UK (if you have Prime already it's quicker etc and it's a bit simpler to talk with UK customer service)
Alvie16/05/2020 17:41

This is £219.99 at Amazon UK, I know it's easy to order via DE but it …This is £219.99 at Amazon UK, I know it's easy to order via DE but it seems like might as well go with UK (if you have Prime already it's quicker etc and it's a bit simpler to talk with UK customer service)


True. You have that choice. I chose to save £15
Alvie16/05/2020 17:38

Wouldn't it be bottlenecked by USB 3.0?


Correct. 640Mb/s max. However, this is still 25% faster than your typical M.2 SSD, and will get a massive speed boost when connected to the Series X
masterofimages16/05/2020 17:54

Correct. 640Mb/s max. However, this is still 25% faster than your typical …Correct. 640Mb/s max. However, this is still 25% faster than your typical M.2 SSD, and will get a massive speed boost when connected to the Series X


Oh wow, nice, is thunderbolt 3 confirmed? Definitely am interested in Xbox Series X and I guess depending on game sizes I'd have to take external storage into consideration

Also, these Sabrent drives are very good I have the normal Rocket 1TB and would definitely recommend it
Edited by: "Alvie" 16th May
Pacmancereal16/05/2020 16:42

Don't bother with the qlc, save your pennies and get better quality.


QLC is the way the makers are going, I guess we will say the same about 5LC (or whatever it’s called plc -penta maybe). When TLC first came out it was rubbished too..

It’s also important not to get hung up over endurance numbers, if you look at it over five years then the TBW value of 530 equates to the end user writing just under 300gb a day to the drive, very few of us will do that on a regular basis.

if you have a system built to wring all the speed you can out of components you won’t be buying a budget drive, but for most people they not see a difference in TLC and QLC in day to day use.
Edited by: "gavin1" 16th May
Alvie16/05/2020 18:00

Oh wow, nice, is thunderbolt 3 confirmed? Definitely am interested in Xbox …Oh wow, nice, is thunderbolt 3 confirmed? Definitely am interested in Xbox Series X and I guess depending on game sizes I'd have to take external storage into considerationAlso, these Sabrent drives are very good I have the normal Rocket 1TB and would definitely recommend it


The Series X will have USB 3.2, although no confirmation on the speed yet. If they stick with the USB-A connector that has been seen on the prototypes, the max speed will be 1250Mb/s, which is still 2x the speed on the One X. I do hope they support the max speed of 2500Mb/s though, but we shall have to wait and see.

However, external storage on the Series X can't be used for games built for the Series X, only for older games running in One X mode. Series X games will only run from either the internal SSD, or a custom external SSD expansion card, which Microsoft will of course happily sell you at an inflated price
masterofimages16/05/2020 18:23

The Series X will have USB 3.2, although no confirmation on the speed yet. …The Series X will have USB 3.2, although no confirmation on the speed yet. If they stick with the USB-A connector that has been seen on the prototypes, the max speed will be 1250Mb/s, which is still 2x the speed on the One X. I do hope they support the max speed of 2500Mb/s though, but we shall have to wait and see. However, external storage on the Series X can't be used for games built for the Series X, only for older games running in One X mode. Series X games will only run from either the internal SSD, or a custom external SSD expansion card, which Microsoft will of course happily sell you at an inflated price


Ah gotcha, the usb naming scheme is super messed up because 3.2 can refer to a lot of things though it looks like it could be the faster ones
Alvie16/05/2020 18:26

Ah gotcha, the usb naming scheme is super messed up because 3.2 can refer …Ah gotcha, the usb naming scheme is super messed up because 3.2 can refer to a lot of things though it looks like it could be the faster ones


Yes. It's a total dogs dinner. It's almost like they want people to be confused
QLC.... I'm out
I don't see dark blue Sabrent any more, I wanted to buy. What 's up with that?
Had this drive since February as a second drive for games. Benchmarks higher than the rated speeds and has been rock solid for me. Don’t let the Q part put you off.
sonofsouth17/05/2020 00:47

I don't see dark blue Sabrent any more, I wanted to buy. What 's up with …I don't see dark blue Sabrent any more, I wanted to buy. What 's up with that?


You mean this?
Pacmancereal16/05/2020 16:42

Don't bother with the qlc, save your pennies and get better quality. It's …Don't bother with the qlc, save your pennies and get better quality. It's definitely not a bad deal, but still.



For game storage drives you really won't be impacted by it, these constant "don't get QLC" posts are inane and idiotic and show people have no understanding of how the technology works and what the use case is. There is a whole range of high speed high endurance drives for the use cases where you need that, high capacity is a different use case so the endurance doesn't matter.

Most of us that were early SSD adopters have SLC drives that will probably outlive us.
masterofimages17/05/2020 12:53

You mean this?


Yes, the price is crazy high now.
I remember it being around £80 - £90 for 1TB.
Maybe i've just got a bad drive but i've had nothing but problems with this nvme, all of my other drives has been find and i've tried it on 2 motherboards, same isssues, i'd avoid personally.
Many won't recall but back when SSD's started, the crucial C300 etc. It was SLC. Even then folks were giving guides on how to move your page file and other windows files off it so it didn't affect the wear of the drive.

Yes, QLC is definitely not as resilient as TLC, which wasn't as resilient as MLC, which wasn't as resilient as SLC, which wasn't as resilient as hard drives.

Folks with this sort of... well, it's genuinely approaching paranoia, should stick with mechanicals, try not to drop them more than a couple of inches, keep them cool and....

QLC is MUCH cheaper to make than TLC/MLC/SLC, so... seeing these for nearly as much as TLC... nah, THAT IS a problem. The amount of a beating they need to take daily for anyone to care is well into "academic interest" levels for well over 99% of the population. They SHOULD be much cheaper though.
Edited by: "llamaalarmallama" 23rd May
I'd avoid this drive like the plague nothing but issues with mine
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