The following system was used to test the SSD
– Processor: Intel i9 9900K @ 5GHz
– Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming X
– RAM: GOODRAM IRDM PRO 16GB DDR4-3600MHz
– GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
– SSD: Crucial MX500
– Mass Storage: GOODRAM IRDM PRO GEN.2 1TB
– CPU Cooler: SilverStone Permafrost PF240W-ARGB
– PSU: Seasonic Snow Silent 750W Platinum
– Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe White
To test the SSD, the following software was used:
– ATTO Disk Benchmark,
– CrystalDiskMark 8,
– Shadow of the Tomb Raider;
– Windows File Copy.
In order to obtain a precise result each test was performed three times.
CrystalDiskMark 8 – Read
CrystalDiskMark 8 – Write
ATTO Disk Benchmark Read
ATTO Disk Benchmark Write
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Level Loading
Windows File Copy
With an ambient temperature of 26°C and under heavy usage, the Sabrent Rocket Q 2TB reached a maximum temperature of 70°C.
The Sabrent Rocket Q 2TB is available for around 220 USD or EUR at the time of this review. This price is on the same level as other 2TB SSDs available on the market, regardless of the manufacturer or advertised speeds.
The performance of this SSD is very good, being close or ahead when compared to the Samsung 970 Evo and the Silicon Power US70.
This performance is possible thanks to the usage of good quality components, such as Micron made memory chips and a dedicated 4GB DRAM chip for the cache. In addition, the SSD uses the now well-known Phison PS5012-E12S-32 controller. Although, it is rebranded as a Sabrent RKT 303 controller.
In terms of the temperature, the Rocket Q 2TB reached a maximum temperature of around 70 degrees Celsius while running a benchmark. Quite a good result, especially for an SSD with no heatsink if we don’t count the label.
The Sabrent Rocket Q 2TB is available with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty and an endurance rating of 530 Terabytes Written, whichever comes first.
In conclusion, the Sabrent Rocket Q 2TB is a very good SSD that not only offers a great performance but it will also be reliable. While still a QLC drive, the SLC cache does its job and maintains a constant speed. Thanks to that, the Rocket Q 2TB is very close to SSDs such as the 970 Evo from Samsung.