The rabbit whole to find the best SSD NVMe PCIe Gen 4 drive started because of some caching issues with the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 1TB. This SSD NVMe PCIe Gen 4 Review and Benchmark video compares the 1TB Samsung 980 Pro vs 1TB Western Digital SN850 vs 1TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus. I also compare the Samsung 970 Pro Gen 3 drive for those thinking of upgrading but are on the fence about it.
My thoughts are based on my testing. Primarily looking at sustained transfer speeds for video editing PC. I also give my thoughts on which drive to buy and why. Solid state drives are great and the technology is continuing to advance. The m.2 NVMe Gen 4 drives are a game changer however, we need to understand how they are used and why. In comparing the Gen 3 drives, one might not see the speed expectation met. Sequential fast speeds are only one aspect. When comparing to find the best SSD NVMe PCIe Gen 4 drives we need to make sure that are use case and data flow makes sense.
In comparing the 1TB Samsung 980 Pro vs 1TB Western Digital SN850 vs 1TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus, I took the time to setup the test cases of transfer rates with a 2TB Western Digital SN850 drive.
Through this vide you will see the comparison of the following grouped together:
Western Digital SN850 vs Samsung 980 Pro
Western Digital SN850 vs Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus
Samsung 980 Pro vs Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus
Western Digital SN850 vs Samsung 970 Pro
Samsung 970 Pro vs Samsung 980 Pro
Samsung 970 Pro vs Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus
0:35 About the drives being compared
2:00 Gen 4 and motherboard explained
2:40 Rabbit Whole Explanation and issues with drives
5:29 Testing Explanation and file sets
6:30 x570 motherboard Gen 4 issues to watch for
7:10 STATS: Writing to SN850 2TB drive
8:38 STATS: Writing to SN850 vs 980 Pro vs Rocket 4 Plus
9:35 STATS: Writing to SN850 2TB drive ***Added Samsung 970 Pro GEN 3 Drive to stats
10:07 STATS: Writing to SN850 vs 980 Pro vs Rocket 4 Plus ***Added Samsung 970 Pro GEN 3 Drive to stats
10:56 Caching Issues Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus and Samsung 980 Pro
14:18 Heat Sinks? Do you need them?
15:16 Updates and Software?
15:50 Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus? Do I recommend it?
16:50 WD SN850 vs Samsung 980 Pro Recommendation?