Sabrent launches the Rocket M.2 2230 SSD

Valve’s Steam Deck has been recognized by more and more players since its release. Especially after getting rid of the global supply chain problem, the production capacity has continued to increase and sales have continued to rise. Although there are already similar products on the market, Steam Deck is obviously the most respected by players. On the one hand, Valve has stronger strength and has been working on the Steam platform for a long time. On the other hand, it uses AMD’s APU code named Van Gogh. The customized Zen 2 architecture CPU and RDNA 2 architecture GPU are more targeted. As a common x86 platform, it has very high playability and has more advantages in cost control.

Steam Deck has three options for storage, one is 64GB eMMC, which uses PCIe 2.0 x1 channel, while the 256GB and 512GB versions use PCIe 3.0 x2/x4 NVMe SSD, which is M.2 2230 specification. For many players, such storage capacity is not enough and may need to be upgraded. According to TechPowerup, Sabrent launched the Rocket M.2 2230 SSD, which is suitable for Steam Deck and provides three capacities of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.

Rocket M.2 2230 SSD is equipped with a Phison Electronics E21T controller and Micron B47R 176-layer TLC NAND flash memory. Combined with the PCIe 4.0 interface, it can provide a data transfer rate of up to 5 GBps. Its maximum sequential read speed is 5000 MB/s, maximum sequential write speed is 3700 MB/s, maximum random read is 440K IOPS, and maximum random write is 920K IOPS.

Sabrent offers a five-year warranty on the Rocket M.2 2230 SSD, although no pricing has been revealed yet, and new products will be available soon. In addition to the Steam Deck, users can also use the Rocket M.2 2230 SSD with Intel’s NUC products and Microsoft’s Surface line of laptops.