Sabrent’s 16TB External SSD Will Cost Ya


If you need your data to be mobile, solid state flash memory is the way to go, delivering more speed and durability than traditional hard drives. Limited capacities have so far hampered their adoption, but Sabrent fixed this problem by stuffing two SSDs into his new Rocket XTRM-Q 16 TB economical.

With two eight terabyte SSDs in an aluminum enclosure, the Rocket XTRM-Q is not as compact as smaller capacity flash drives like X6 by Crucial who manage to reduce the size of a matchbox by four terabytes. Twin drives also consume more power than most external SSDs, so like external drives of yore, the Sabrent 16TB Rocket XTRM-Q will require its own separate power source, but it’s included.

Each drive promises write speeds of up to 1400MB / s, which means when the 16TB Rocket XTRM-Q is configured with a RAID 0 configuration, where data is written to both drives at the same time. Time, write speeds can reach 2800MB / s. If you prioritize the security of your data, however, the drive can also be configured in a RAID 1 configuration, where each drive contains a copy of the same data. , but that means the capacity is halved to eight terabytes. A third configuration, JBOD (just a group of disks), is also available, which writes to each drive sequentially so that you have maximum capacity with slower write speeds, but the added benefit of not lose all of your data if either of the SSDs fail.

If you were to take saliva at Crucial X6 4TB SSD price of $ 490, be sure to swallow everything you drink before reading the rest of this paragraph. The 16TB Rocket XTRM-Q is listed for $ 3,300 on Sabrent website, while Amazon currently has it at $ 2,900. Since you can also hook up a four terabyte Western Digital hard drive to about $ 70 on Amazon right now, for the same price as Sabrent’s new SSD, you can build yourself a 165TB drive bay, but good luck finding a pocket big enough to carry it around.

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