|Hard Drive||4 TB|
Sabrent Rocket XTRM Thunderbolt 3 External SSD (4TB, TLC)
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|Digital storage capacity||4 TB|
|Connectivity technology||USB, Thunderbolt|
|Hard disk size||4 TB|
|Read speed||2400 Megabytes Per Second|
|Item dimensions L x W x H||10.5 x 4.5 x 1.4 centimetres|
About this item
- SPEED - The built in Thunderbolt 3 technology enables amazing speeds of up to 2400+ MB/sec read and 2400+ MB/sec write. No external power supply required!
- PERFORMANCE - Perfect for video editing, content creation, or any other tasks that require additional storage space.
- COMPATIBILITY - Requires Thunderbolt 3-equipped interface. PLEASE NOTE: Does NOT support USB-C connections that do not feature Thunderbolt 3.
- PLUG and PLAY and EASY to USE: No need for external power.
- SUPPORTS: macOS Sierra and later. Bootcamp NOT supported. Windows 10, 8.1, or 10
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The Sabrent 4TB Thunderbolt 3 External SSD (SB-XTRM-4TB) is the ultimate combination of speed and performance reliability! The built-in Thunderbolt 3 technology enables amazing speeds of up to 2400+ MB/sec read and 1800+ MB/sec write.
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Small & robust with solid aluminium design disapates any heating concerns very easily, but a custom Air cooling jacket would be handy for with higher clock speeds but not necessary.
I do recommend the high capacity (4Tb or 8Tb) as your computer will benefit from the extra Cache space also the Sabrent will run cooler under load.
Price is very steep compared to other capacity Sabrent models, however any ill feelings will soon disappear with total satisfaction that your Mac is now running like a real computer. Super fast !
As a photographic media producer, I’m running a 2017 MacBook Pro i7 intel, 8gb ram & 256Gb with labour intensive programs like Photoshop, etc. Previously I’ve tried other SSD’s like the Samsung’s T5 & T7 types, only to be disappointed. I’ve divided the 4Tb solid aluminium brick into two parts, running partitioned sides to accommodate program & system files (All iOS compatible with updates) & the other division Raided with internal SSD for documents inwhich had worked a treat, speeding up the process even further.
All up - A must have if you own or planning to own a Apple Mac.
(Saw ~3.8 GB/s initially and ~1.8 GB/s peak after filling.)
Obviously requires Thunderbolt 3. Will not work with standard USB-C.
Total TBW is rated at 1920 TB according to SMART.
In use, the drive gets quite hot. With sustained activity I have seen temps of up to 68C - too hot to touch for more than a second or two. With the metal enclosure, however, it cools off relatively quickly after use.
It was bigger than expected, given the size of the SSD inside, but definitely not bulky.
If you want a fast drive with great endurance (compared to other consumer SSDs), this is a great product.
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and ... the most important thing is that you want it to run pretty much as well as an internal SSD.
This costs a lot more than other drives around but it is well worth the money if you have the need for performance and cannot squeeze more storage inside your laptop or need it to be portable.
We have been running this for two weeks now and have been testing it against other solutions. Using it on Dell XPSs in the main and the performance is nothing short of blistering. In the real world tests the speed difference between this and the internal SSD is not discernible. The test numbers show that it works as fast as the Thunderbolt bus will allow it.
It outperforms a Samsung EVO SSD 1TB (in SATA format) by a massive factor and is running fairly close to 80-90% of the speed when compared to teh standard M.2 PCI SSD drive in a new Dell XPS.
It is £700 and that is a lot - but it is worth that versus the comptetition.
It also looks great, feels like a nice peice of kit and comes in a nice tin box.
It would have been nice to get a custom travel hard case with the drive but that is a small thing to ask.
It arrived yesterday and I spent no time plugging it in and putting it through is paces. Initially I got 2236MBs WRITE and 2458 READ. Not as fast as I was trying to achieve (3000 R/W) but fast enough for now. The drive is very small and does get very warm. Like all ultrafast ram it throttles back when it gets too warm. This is not a problem when moving 6 - 10 GB at a time. 10.2mm x 4.5mm x 1.5mm - I doubt you get something smaller.
Next is to get a TB3 Hub and connect the drive to my 2016 iMac, followed by another 2TB drive, then I'll be set up for video (Davinci Resolve) and photo (Lightroom/Photoshop) processing both at home and out and about (when Covid restrictions are removed).
Excellent buy with 3 year warranty on Registration.
More to the point, I didn't want to pay the £650+ being charged by better known manufacturers for a hard drive, but nor did I want a drive that had the Thunderbolt 3 cable hardwired in, like with certain other SSDs at a similar price to this one. At the same time, I wanted a reliable, well regarded brand of NVMe M2 SSD.
I had thought such a product didn't exist at my price range (£450 or less) until I came by this one.
It exceeds the speed of the 1TB built in NVMe SSD on the Macbook, getting read write speeds of around 2300mbs/2200mbs
Whilst it is true that the unit does get hot, it is not a problem. The heat has to go somewhere, and this SSD dissipates it through the sleek chamfer edged metal casing with no apparent loss of speed.
If you need a decent brand high performance external Thunderbolt 3 SSD NVme drive with detachable Thunderbolt cable at a fair price, then I can recommend this one.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 February 2021