Typically, you simply want a complete lot of exterior storage and also you want it to be actually, actually quick – particularly if you happen to’re capturing video. There are a variety of nice quick choices on the market from corporations like Western Digital, SanDisk and Samsung, however in relation to velocity and capability, Sabrent actually takes the cake with this 16TB monster of a drive.
Claiming speeds of as much as 2,800MB/sec, the Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q 16-TB exterior SSD truly incorporates a pair of 8TB NVMe SSDs in a troublesome aluminium housing with a rubber case. And it costs a whopping $3,300 – except you get it from Amazon, the place it’s at present accessible for the relative bargain of $2,900.
Containing two separate 8TB NVMe drives, the Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q may be configured in both RAID 0 (optimised for velocity), RAID 1 as a “backup” (Editor’s observe: RAID just isn’t a backup) or JBOD the place it writes to at least one drive till it’s full after which strikes onto the following one. So, you get a couple of completely different choices relying on how necessary the velocity actually is – which is wherever between 1,400MB/sec and a couple of,800MB/sec relying on the mode.
Not like most exterior SSDs, this one isn’t all that moveable. It’s Thunderbolt 3 suitable and the corporate says that they’ve been working with Intel to get legit Thunderbolt certification to be used with each Mac and PCs. Though, apparently, that certification doesn’t embrace any type of USB Energy Supply because it requires an exterior energy provide.
For me, this type of defeats the aim of a small, quick, exterior storage machine like this. When you’re nonetheless tethered to plug sockets, what’s the purpose? You’ll be able to go along with just about any (a lot inexpensive) storage choices if you happen to’re caught to utilizing it in only one place.
It certain is a beast and I’m certain there are individuals on the market who’ll be leaping on this as quickly as they’ll, however for me, I’d need one thing that didn’t require an exterior energy provide and will run simply plugged straight into the Thunderbolt 3 socket of my laptop computer. However possibly that’s simply me.