Deal Alert: Sabrent SSDs are up to 50% off today at Amazon

Shawn Knight

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Editor's take: SATA III solid-state drives offer a noticeable performance boost over their traditional spinning hard drive counterparts but if you seek the fastest possible experience, a PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD is what you want. These drives are many times faster than even the top-tier SATA III SSDs and can serve as an excellent foundation for your next build or upgrade.

Those contemplating a high-speed storage upgrade this holiday season are in luck as Amazon is currently offering a range of Sabrent PCIe 4.0 solid-state drives with attractive discounts.

The highlight is without a doubt the 1TB Rocket NVMe 4.0 M.2 2280. Listed on Sabrent’s website for $229.99, the drive can be had through Amazon for just $149.99 with free Prime one-day shipping for subscribers.

According to Sabrent, the drive can hit speeds of up to 5,000 MB/s (read) and 4,400 MB/s (write) when used with a PCIe 4.0 compatible board. On Gen 3 PCIe boards, users can expect speeds of up to 3,400 MB/s (read) and 3,000 (write). We actually tested this drive a while back, and it's pretty darn good.

Sabrent strongly encourages the use of a heatsink to avoid thermal throttling and maximize performance. It may not even be a bad idea to direct some active cooling towards the heatsink to further boost its cooling potential.

Should you not need a full terabyte of space, Sabrent’s 500GB Rocket NVMe PCIe 4.0 drive is marked down to $89.99. On the opposite end of the spectrum is the 2TB version which comes with a heatsink for $314.99.

Either way, these are daily deals, so you’ve got about 12 hours or so to pull the trigger and lock in the savings.

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VitalyT

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Seems like Sabrent is trying to phase them out, because they already have much faster Rocket 4 Plus, that works at 7GB/s, to compete with Samsung 980 Pro.

Interestingly, while Amazon doesn't have Samsung 980 Pro in stock right now, the 1TB version is also listed at the same $229.99 price. Something is going on there.
 
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Aryassen

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Here, on the pther side of the pond, it is 189.99...pounds :)
But hey, if you guys can have it at $149.99, that's great, go for it!
 

Mr Majestyk

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Yeah in one of the big sales yesterday in Australia they had 860 Pro 4TB for only $3300 or so. Total bargain, claimed it was 20% off. RRP is about $1200.
 

TsVkK

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Yeah in one of the big sales yesterday in Australia they had 860 Pro 4TB for only $3300 or so. Total bargain, claimed it was 20% off. RRP is about $1200.
Yeah it's nice to see they aren't abusing the captive market situation in Australia.
 

poohbear

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"Sabrent strongly encourages the use of a heatsink to avoid thermal throttling and maximize performance."

lol wait what? So they sell an option without the heatsink because...?
 

DonquixoteIII

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Seems like Sabrent is trying to phase them out, because they already have much faster Rocket 4 Plus, that works at 7GB/s, to compete with Samsung 980 Pro.

Interestingly, while Amazon doesn't have Samsung 980 Pro in stock right now, the 1TB version is also listed at the same $229.99 price. Something is going on there.
Where can I buy one of these unicorns? Preferably the Sabrent unicorn because the Samsung unicorn seems to be missing a bit of its horn...
 

VitalyT

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Where can I buy one of these unicorns? Preferably the Sabrent unicorn because the Samsung unicorn seems to be missing a bit of its horn...
Neither of the drives are available yet, but both are coming soon, that's all we know. But there are some rumors out there, it may happen toward the end of November.
 

Theinsanegamer

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Good deal, sadly the 2TB is not on sale. I'll probably wait for the rocket plus and grab one of those in 2TB form.

I'd also love one of their 4/8TB M.2 drives, even if they are just QLC instead of TLC they would be great for game storage.