TEST: Sabrent Rocket NVMe 256GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD Rocket NVMe with 256GB (SB-ROCKET-256) from Sabrent.
Score
3152
Price/GB
0,11 €


Technical data
Image Rocket NVMe
Manufacturer Sabrent
Model number SB-ROCKET-256
Storage capacity 256 GB (238 GiB)
Read speed 3100 MB/s
Write speed 1050 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 150 Terabyte
Controller Phison PS5012-E12S
Price ca. 27 USD (= 0,11 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
87 %
Write speed
50 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. A total score of 3152 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Sabrent Rocket NVMe 256GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
2814,30 MB/s
1268,35 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
51,99 MB/s
177,52 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
799,09 MB/s
1199,87 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,027 ms
0,105 ms
Score
1133
1504
Total score
3152

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of March 14, 2022 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Sabrent Rocket NVMe 256GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1724,07 MB/s
1,33 s
Program
many small files
1163,08 MB/s
6,05 s
Game
small and large files
1265,58 MB/s
5,46 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the Sabrent SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 3100MB/s and 1050MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Sabrent Rocket NVMe 256GB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Sabrent Rocket NVMe 256GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3265,66
1328,40
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1904,79
1330,15
RND4K
Q32T16
884,36
1323,94
RND4K
Q1T1
54,35
187,12

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3.114,40
1.266,90
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.816,60
1.268,50
RND4K
Q32T16
215.907,00
323.227,00
RND4K
Q1T1
13.269,80
45.684,10

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.567,48
6.302,56
SEQ1M
Q1T1
550,20
787,72
RND4K
Q32T16
2.366,86
1.582,11
RND4K
Q1T1
75,23
21,78

HD Tune Pro Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to make full use of the memory capacity. You can see when a cache is full and the writing performance decreases.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Sabrent Rocket NVMe 256GB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Sabrent M.2 SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: Sabrent Rocket NVMe 256GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Sabrent M.2 SSD . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Sabrent Rocket NVMe 256GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the Sabrent M.2 SSD here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better.

SSD-Z TEST: Sabrent Rocket NVMe 256GB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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