SABRENT M.2 NVMe SSD 8TB Gen 4, Internal Solid State 7100MB/s Read, PCIe 4.0 M2 Hard Drive for Gamers, Compatible with PlayStation 5, PS5 Console, PCs, NUC Laptops and Desktops (SB-RKT4P-8TB)
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Combines high-speed performance with outstanding endurance up to 3000TB written, ensuring that your drive will last and perform well through many years of use. Read/write speeds are not yet available, but given the 4TB version delivered 3.4GBps/3GBps on read/write and 0.49/0.68 MIOPS on random 4K QD32 read/write, we’d expect the 8TB model to perform at least as well. Flash memory prices have been on a downward trajectory for years. A decade ago, this trend was helping SSDs establish a foothold in the consumer market—largely for enthusiasts. Now, SSDs have taken over as the default storage medium for consumer PCs and further advances in flash memory are no longer pushing consumer SSDs into new product segments. Instead, cheaper flash is driving an increase in SSD capacity.
Yet even so, sustained performance consistency was very good in multiple runs of the benchmarks below, as well as in heavy workload usage. CrystalDIskMark (peak) In our tests, the Intel 670p loaded Final Fantasy at the same speed or faster than competitors. It also finished just two places below the vaunted PCIe 4.0 Samsung 980 Pro in PCMark 10. Those are very respectable marks for a budget drive. Why you can trust Tom's Hardware Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.Next-generation Small Form Factor (NGSFF) is the latest SSD standard which is expected to be standardized by JEDEC in October. It succeeds the M.2 standard and can more than double the space utilization within server systems. My only gripe is that the Sabrent Control Panel application has not seen a facelift yet, just as I mentioned in the last review. It looks like something that was created over a decade ago and its usability/features appear constrained when compared with Samsung's Magician, or Western Digital's Dashboard utilities. Sabrent have confirmed to us that a new version is in the works, but a definitive release date is unknown. Watch this space.
The PCIe 5.0 SSDs still have plenty to offer. The Crucial T700 is unquestionably the fastest consumer SSD in the world that you can actually buy, at least for now, delivering up to a blistering 12.4 GB/s of sequential throughput and 1.5 million random IOPS over the PCIe 5.0 interface. That's an amazing level of performance from an amazingly compact device. I only see the "tracing testing", maybe that depends on latency and so reflects it, i'd greatly appreciate an actual latency metric though) There are other 8TB NVMe drives out there, too, but anything considerably cheaper will be using slower QLC flash storage. Corsair's MP600 8TB springs to mind, which also comes similarly specced, warrantied and priced, and there are others, too. So your choice may well boil down to brand loyalty and/or software features in this segment. Sabrent confirmed to us that they were first to release drives of this category after commissioning Phison to develop the drives with a 1 year exclusive lead. Keep in mind also that Puget Systems recently switched to Sabrent drives for their professional workstations over Samsung.I also had trouble getting the custom version of Acronis to successfully clone an OS SSD to either Sabrent drive for use as a boot drive. I had to resort to using Macrium Reflect, which worked perfectly. This will no doubt be a similar use-case scenario for the majority of people looking for a fast and reliable 8TB NVMe SSD in builds where a smaller capacity SSD is the primary OS drive, leaving a large capacity drive for everything else. Samsung plans to accompany its 256Gb 3-bit V-NAND-based SSD with a 512Gb version in the second half of this year to accommodate even faster processing for big data applications, while also accelerating the growth in next-generation enterprise and mid-market data centers.
By introducing the first NF1 NVMe SSD, Samsung is taking the investment efficiency in data centers to new heights,” said Sewon Chun, senior vice president of Memory Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to lead the trend toward enabling ultra-high density data centers and enterprise systems by delivering storage solutions with unparalleled performance and density levels.” Yes, faster drives will be released to the market near the end of the year, but for now, the T700's 12.4 / 11.8 GB/s of throughput leads the market, not to mention the beastly up to 1.5 million random read/write IOPS that remains uncontested by any SSD on the market. The Crucial T700 can take a beating, too: The T700 doesn't lose as much steam as other drives during heavy sustained workloads, making it a suitable drive for even the heaviest of workloads, like workstation-class video editing. Many of the first PCIe 5.0 SSDs come with active cooling solutions, meaning they have a fan attached to the heatsink. In contrast, the T700 has a stylish passive heatsink that does an admirable job of assuring top-notch performance. Crucial also offers the drive without a heatsink, thus allowing you to use either your own third-party cooler or the in-built motherboard M.2 heatsinks that are becoming increasingly popular.
If there would have been any screenshots of IOMeter, I presume they would have shown the latency, but none are published.