Last month, Sabrent introduced the 8TB SSD Sabrent Rocket Q M.2, supporting the NVMe protocol. This model became the basis for another product – an External SSD Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q is equipped with a Thunderbolt 3 interface and is available up to 8 TB in size.
Using 1the Thunderbolt 3 interface allows you to get data transfer speeds up to 2.7 GB/s. If you are using a USB port, the maximum speed is reduced to 900 MB/s. Recall that Rocket Q uses Micron’s 3D QLC NAND flash memory and the Phison E12S controller.
The device has an alloy shell aluminum design from top to bottom that is solid, shockproof. Along with the anti-slip bottom pads for stability, and thermal pad for better heat dissipation.
Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q Thunderbolt 3 External SSD pricing starts from $169.99 for the 500GB, $219.99 for the 1TB, $359.99 for the 2TB, $829.99 for the 4TB, and $1,599.99 for the 8TB storage variant. It can be pre-ordered through Amazon.com and shipping will start from July 26, 2020.
- Automatically detects USB or Thunderbolt 3 connections.
- Thunderbolt 3 mode transfer speed up to 2700 MB/s (Actual performance varies by capacities, host device, user applications, and other factors). USB mode transfer speeds up to 900 MB/s.
- Solid aluminum construction for durability and maximum heat dissipation.
- Integrated temperature and health monitoring system.
- Plug and Play, no drivers, and no external power supply needed.
Belkin has also introduced the new Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core docking station. According to the manufacturer, this is the first Thunderbolt 3 dock with dual power, and that is capable of receiving power from a laptop or from an AC adapter.