Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q 2TB TB 3 / USB 3.2 External SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2022-05-11

By using Thunderbolt 3, the Rocket XTRM-Q 2TB does bypass drives using USB 3.2 Gen2x1 and even the newer USB 3.2 Gen2x2, by offering a theoretical bandwidth of 40Gbps. This aspect helps a lot for both reads and writes, succeeding to beat the other tested drives, even when using a different, lower-specced system. By using Micron’s 96L 3D QLC NAND flash, the drive can maintain a high sustained write rate until the SLC cache is being filled up and, in our tests, we noted that the drive won’t go under 170MB/s in this scenario.

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features:


Automatically detects USB or Thunderbolt 3 connections.

Thunderbolt 3 mode transfer speed up to 2700 MB/s (Actual performance varies by capacities, host device, user applications, and other factors).

USB mode transfer speed up to 900 MB/s.

Solid aluminum construction for durability and maximum heat dissipation.

Integrated temperature and health monitoring system.

Plug and play. No drivers and no external power supply needed.


Product Specifications:



Brand: Sabrent

Series: Rocket XTRM-Q

Model: SB-XTMQ-2TB



Capacity: 2TB

Memory Components: QLC

Interface: USB 3.2

Thunderbolt 3: Yes



Max Sequential Read: Up to 2700 MBps

Max Sequential Write: Up to 2700 MBps


Dimensions & Weight

Width: 7.5"

Depth: 5.2"

Height: 0.69"


Package Content

Rocket XTRM-Q 2TB External NVMe SSD.

Thunderbolt 3 cable.

USB Type-C to Type-A cable.

Quick user guide.


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