Storage components maker Sabrent has launched today its new external solid-state drive (SSD) dubbed Rocket XTRM-Q. However, this is no ordinary external SSD as the XTRM-Q packs a whopping 16TB of storage space.
The new drive actually features dual 8TB NVMe SSDs inside an enclosure for 16TB in total. The size of the enclosure isn't too big as you can probably make out from the image above. It measures 4.5" long, 2.56" wide, and 0.68" high. In terms of build, its body is made of aluminum that makes it strong and also helps to dissipate heat. This is important if it works as well as the company says since SSDs are generally more heat-sensitive than HDDs. There is also a rubbery case on top for further protection.
Now coming to the drive itself, each 8TB drive inside the enclosure can be run individually or you can run them in RAID 0 mode for a total of 16TB of storage. When running RAID 0 mode, the speed of the drive will double providing up to 2800MB/s. For speeds like this, a reasonably fast interface is necessary. For that, the Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q comes with support for Intel Thunderbolt 3. A Thunderbolt cable is included along with a power adapter,
The Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q 16TB launches at a price of $2,899.99 and is available for purchase on Amazon's US website.
The XTRM-Q isn't the only large-sized SSD that Sabrent has been in news for as last year in December, the company said it was preparing a SATA 16TB internal 2.5" SSD.
Source: Sabrent America (Twitter)
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