Sabrent’s Rocket 4 Plus is one of the fastest SSDs for gaming and it’s down to $180

Are you looking to make use of your platform’s PCI Express4.0 support? Although SSDs of the latest generation can use more bandwidth than PCIe 3.0 models, they are still quite expensive. You can get rid of some of the cost by buying one at a discount. Amazon has the super-fast 1TB Rocket 4 Plus for $179.98.
You can get a discount by entering the coupon code 10FVPMSX during checkout. This discount knocks $20 off of the asking price. While it is not a large discount (10%) the Rocket 4 Plus is still one of the best-priced drives in the PCIe 4.0 model range. The strong performance of the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus was a major reason why it won our Editor’s Pick award in January.

This was the 2TB model. However, you can also get it at a discounted price. The price is $469.98 on Amazon. If you use coupon code 24N8UO7Q during checkout, the price drops to $357.18

Both capacities can deliver sequential read speeds of up to 7,000MB/s, thanks in large part to the Phison E18 controller which directs traffic. Sequential writing speeds are 5,500MB/s on the 1TB model, and 6,850MB/s on the 2TB model. Both drives are very fast.

This drive is close to the interface’s theoretical limit (8,000MB/s) in terms of reads. To fully take advantage of this speed, you will need a PCIe 4.0 platform. It will still work on a PCIe 3.0 platform but it won’t be as fast.

Although gaming doesn’t yet fully use faster PCIe 4.0 SSDs, Microsoft has made its DirectStorage API accessible to developers in both Windows 11 (and Windows 10). Drives like these could help speed up load times in the future, especially as the PlayStation 5/X/S and Xbox Series X/S have PCIe 4.0 storage. This gives developers plenty of incentive to push the boundaries.

You don’t necessarily need this speed, or you don’t want it to cost too much, then check out our list with the best SSDs for gamers.

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I work as the Editor for The Daily News Global. I try to provide our readers with everything they need to know about the latest Gaming News before anywhere else.

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