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Just FYI, this isn't the regular Rocket SSD. This is QLC like the Intel 660p, not TLC like the regular rocket. It also has a different controller, phison E12S. And less DRAM than the regular Rocket. So performance is between the intel drive and the regular rocket
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As someone who works in IT and has formatted/cloned countless traditional hard drives, this seems to be a curious limitation. There are times when you would want a small block size vs 4k for certain roles. For example, a computer that's main job is to store or manipulate lots of 600 byte txt files. Large block sizes would actually waste space in this rare case.

Understanding that this is a rare case and doesn't affect hardly and SDers, can you explain why the heck this drive has the limitation?

EDIT1: The Amazon page [amazon.com] for this drive makes this statement in the description. "All Sabrent SSDs come with FREE Sabrent Acronis True Image for Sabrent Software for easy Cloning. For those who require a specific sector size to clone their existing SSDs: A newly released Sabrent utility enables users to re-format the Rocket drive and choose the sector size of their liking, either 512-bytes or 4K bytes."

..so I wonder if the 'newly released' indicates that this limitation has been a problem that they've recently overcome.

EDIT2: After reading most of the Amazon reviews, I ran across one where the customer was so frustrated with this drive that he shot it with his shotgun, and then set it on fire. I'm going to have to pass on considering this drive for a new build, inexpensive or not.
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It's funny to me, people talking about read write speeds on these.

They are INSANELY fast compared to spinning platters which most of us all clearly remember.

So fast, that I don't mind if it's QLC or TLC because they blow away the previous gen spinners out of the water.

Just my 2c.
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Just FYI, this isn't the regular Rocket SSD. This is QLC like the Intel 660p, not TLC like the regular rocket. It also has a different controller, phison E12S. And less DRAM than the regular Rocket. So performance is between the intel drive and the regular rocket
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For ppl plans to use it for cloning.. be sure to grab their latest utility and change the block/sector size to 512 if needed..as the default setting of this drive is 4k
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For ppl plans to use it for cloning.. be sure to grab their latest utility and change the block/sector size to 512 if needed..as the default setting of this drive is 4k
Thanks for the heads up. What's the reason behind doing that?
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Thanks for the heads up. What's the reason behind doing that?
512 isn't compatible with this drive so you can't clone 1 to 1 unless same block size. I never clone anyway, rather clean start every time.
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512 isn't compatible with this drive so you can't clone 1 to 1 unless same block size. I never clone anyway, rather clean start every time.
As someone who works in IT and has formatted/cloned countless traditional hard drives, this seems to be a curious limitation. There are times when you would want a small block size vs 4k for certain roles. For example, a computer that's main job is to store or manipulate lots of 600 byte txt files. Large block sizes would actually waste space in this rare case.

Understanding that this is a rare case and doesn't affect hardly and SDers, can you explain why the heck this drive has the limitation?

EDIT1: The Amazon page [amazon.com] for this drive makes this statement in the description. "All Sabrent SSDs come with FREE Sabrent Acronis True Image for Sabrent Software for easy Cloning. For those who require a specific sector size to clone their existing SSDs: A newly released Sabrent utility enables users to re-format the Rocket drive and choose the sector size of their liking, either 512-bytes or 4K bytes."

..so I wonder if the 'newly released' indicates that this limitation has been a problem that they've recently overcome.

EDIT2: After reading most of the Amazon reviews, I ran across one where the customer was so frustrated with this drive that he shot it with his shotgun, and then set it on fire. I'm going to have to pass on considering this drive for a new build, inexpensive or not.
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Ok so forget about cloning for a minute. I'm about to help my stepson join the PCMR. He's turning 11. Fresh Windows 10 install. I see lots of Minecraft and fortnite or whatever the kids are doing these days. He also likes to record gameplay videos which is why I'm leaning towards 1TB instead of 512GB. What downsides to this drive for that usage?
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Just FYI, this isn't the regular Rocket SSD. This is QLC not TLC like the Intel 660p. It also has a different controller, phison E12S. And less DRAM than the regular Rocket. So performance is between the intel drive and the regular rocket
You do know that the Intel 660p is 3D2 QLC
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Always comical to see what online retailers list as regular price when they put a discount on something to make it look like a SUPER OMG AMAZING deal.
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You do know that the Intel 660p is 3D2 QLC
Yes I think I just worded it poorly, I'll fix it
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QLC

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Help me out, tech gurus... I'm slowly building a new PC and trying to find solid deals. Is this decent for a upper-middle tier gaming PC?
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Help me out, tech gurus... I'm slowly building a new PC and trying to find solid deals. Is this decent for a upper-middle tier gaming PC?
QLC drives are a great budget option for games and storage. If you need a main drive though, I'd try to find a higher performance one, they usually don't cost too much more.
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