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Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 Internal SSD US$170.97 (~A$235.09) Delivered @ Store4Memory via Amazon US

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One of the best performing SSDs, PCIE4 - TLC, lowest it has been.
Before buying check if you really need this kind of speed.

Only from Amazon US (sadly not on AU so need to pay shipping)

Also available 2TB for 335.96 USD / 461.96 AUD delivered
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TN1MNJ4/

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  • 2TB QLC is only $240US/343.72AU which is good if you don't mind QLC

    • QLC + pcie 4.0 nvme = pointless product

      • It's the same price as 2TB pcie 3.0 drives and slightly faster in certain workloads.

        • "slightly faster in certain workloads" means slower overall. I'd rather get a really good TLC 3.0 drive for the same price. 2TB solid state drives are not something that's going to get tossed in a couple years so the improved endurance also helps.

          • @goig986: https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/9615/sabrent-rocket-q4-nvm...

            I'm not an expert, but I don't think this drive is particularly slow at anything. These guys reviews of it was beaming. Like I'd definitely take this over a 2TB dram-less drive like the P1 which is the alternatives at this price, you can't argue that. With the better TLC drives this reviewer seems to prefer the Q4 over them, and this drive is cheaper as well.

            Overall, Sabrent's Rocket Q4 SSD is among the fastest SSDs you can buy, which is quite a feat when QLC is in the mix.

            I don't think QLC vs TLC endurance really matters in the real world

              • @goig986: He didn't review the drive. It's not a 'budget premium drive'. The techtown review insists it's a premium drive', being preferred to most other drives on the market

                It's clearly faster than the QLC gen 3 drive they're criticizing in the review and seems faster than the TLC gen 3 drive too

                • @Ark94: its not faster than the average TLC drive did you even read the review you linked?

                  • @goig986: I mean yeah, I quoted the conclusion which said it was. In the video you linked the guy only just realised the drive even existed

                    • @Ark94: Alright you enjoy wasting your pcie 4.0 slot on your b550 motherboard or whatever - with one of the slowest pcie 4.0 drives on the market. I'll just chill with my HP EX950 know for a couple bucks more my higher endurance 3.0 drive has smoked the Q4 in every benchmark that actually matters.

                      • @goig986: Take it with tweaktown not me.

                        As we've come to expect from Sabrent, the Rocket Q4 is another industry first. Gen4 and QLC is a surprisingly potent combination. In this case, sequential speeds and transfer rates are among the best we've ever seen for any SSD, let alone one with a 4-bit flash array.
                        As a matter of preference, we find the Rocket Q4 to be one of the most attractive looking SSDs we've seen. That black PCB with a white and copper-colored label is stunning.
                        In terms of user experience, the Rocket Q4 2TB delivers more than its Gen3 variant and more than many big-name TLC SSDs.

                        You can't really get NVME drives cheaper than this PCIE-4 or not which is my point

  • The 2TB is available for USD$300 (around AUD$470) for about two more hours.

    While this is a stellar drive, next year should see a lot more competition in the PCIe 4.0 NVMe market, which will bring prices down substantially. If you need high performance today though, this is hard to beat.

  • Need to add on shipping as it's not prime

  • Just on your comment about speed, in the last few days I’ve seen people insisting that non-NVMe is too basic now in part because the new consoles will make NVMe important for PC gaming in the near future. Which is a wild turnaround from the advice I understood up to this point.

    • The difference between HDD and any SSD is so great, that even the slowest SSDs give you 90% of the improvement of the fastest drives. However, in a pure SSD world, there are pretty significant differences, but it all comes down to what use the drives are being put to. For PC gamers, the difference between a SATA SSD and the fastest NVMe is a few seconds in load times (except where a game fetches several gigabytes of data off the drive all at once, and forces the player to sit in a loading screen while it does that. Pretty much no game designers are stupid enough to do that though). There really is little real world noticeable difference in today's games.

      In the future, that may change, if game designers feel the technology is ubiquitous enough to warrant specific optimisations where tangible advantages can be derived from exploiting the huge speed potential of a PCIe 4.0 NVMe drive. But that will very much create a tiered experience for players, where only those with the coin for the fastest drives will be able to take advantage of whatever those improvements are. So it's a gamble from a designer point of view, and in the past most designers have avoided any development path leading to a compromised experience for the majority of their customers. The new consoles may certainly change that, but I'd wait to see what actual real world changes come about before jumping to any conclusions.

      • Sorry I should have clarified, I understand the difference between HDD and SSD is substantial and worthwhile. It was in comparing SSDs that this discussion came up. I appreciate the response!

        • Yep sure. I was pointing out that the difference between SSDs of any flavour is marginal compared to the difference moving from HDD. As I said though, don't be too concerned about game optimisations at this point - when you see a game that's important to you that has a significant difference between SATA and a high-end NVMe, only then would I start considering such a move necessary. Take a look at this comparison chart from the SN850 review I linked below - you can see the difference between all those SSDs is less than three seconds fastest to slowest. Game designers are going to have to come up with a completely different use case for low latency NVMe SSDs to come up with a feature that absolutely demands their use.

    • https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-bringing-directstor...

      Basically if you're making a new gaming build now, it might actually be beneficial in the future to go Gen4 now.
      Whereas before there was absolutely no point apart from bragging rights / imperceptible differences.

      We shall see how it plays out!

      • @burrtotron thanks for linking that - it seems I haven't been paying attention.

        DirectX 12 Ultimate is bringing Microsoft's DirectStorage API to Windows 10 PCs, which has the potential to significantly accelerate performance as it allows communication directly between an NVMe drive and the GPU, resulting in decreased loading times. There seems to be quite a bit of excitement around these features, so I'll be interested to see what the real world improvements result in once they've been picked apart by technical reviewers.

        The DirectX team are hyping November the 18th as the launch date of the Radeon RX 6000 series cards, so it will be interesting to see if DX-XII Ultimate will officially launch on that date, too, but even if it doesn't, it should only be a few more weeks away.

  • Hmm just noticed a review for the new WD SN850 - will be very interesting to see how pricing plays out over the next few months, as that is an absolutely killer drive.