Sabrent has introduced a huge 16TB SSD into the market with the launch of the Rocket XTRM-Q external solid state drive, which combines two 8TB drives in a single case.
Users will be able to use the device as a single 16TB logical drive, in which two 8TB SSDs are combined into a RAID 0 array. In this mode, the Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q will be able to offer read speeds of up to 2.8GB/s. To connect to the system, a Thunderbolt 3 interface is used with a bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s (up to 5 Gb/s).
Of course, the external SSD can be used as a spirit of independent drives of 8 TB each. It is also possible to use the drive in RAID 1 mode, in which data will be stored simultaneously on both 8-TB drives, providing backup. Of course, in this mode, the effective capacity will be halved.
It has solid aluminum housing for durability and maximum heat dissipation as well as comes with an integrated temperature and health monitoring system. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.
Price and availability
Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q 16TB SSD is already to buy on Amazon.com for an impressive $2899.99 price tag. Nevertheless, users who need just such a device will hardly be deterred by its cost.
Recently, Seagate Technology added new SSD memory drive into its One Touch series, but in a much smaller housing (10.6 mm x 50 mm x 70 mm) and weighing just 74 grams (for comparison, the One Touch HDD measures 11.7 mm x 78 mm x 114.8 mm at 151 g.). While the various HDDs each have a USB 3.0 interface with a micro-USB-B socket, the faster USB 3.2 Gen 2 with the more versatile USB-C socket is built into the USB SSD.