Sabrent Rocket Nano 2TB USB 3.2 10Gb/s External Aluminum SSD (Black) (SB-2TB-NANO-BLK)

(9 customer reviews)


Digital Storage Capacity 2 TB
Hard Disk Interface PCIE x 4
Connectivity Technology USB
Special Feature Compact & portable
Hard Disk Form Factor 2.75 Inches
Hard Disk Description Solid State Drive
Compatible Devices Laptop, Desktop
Installation Type External Hard Drive

  • SUPPORTS – Designed to work with both Windows and Mac OS, so you can transfer data between almost any computer in the world. Complies with trim, UASP, and firmware is upgradable.
  • PLUG & PLAY – OS independent, and fully bus powered, No drivers required.
  • SPEED – Ultra-fast 10Gbps throughput, low latency and power efficient. At up to 1000MB/s,
  • DESIGN – Ultra slim aluminum alloy sandblasted shell. Sleek, Durable, and Convenient. Portable yet durable, ideal for traveling.
  • USE – Perfect for a variety of uses including data transfer, high-speed storage, data backup, and more.


Product Description




SABRENT 2TB Rocket Nano External Aluminum SSD (red) (SB-2TB-NANO-BLK)

Welcome to the new generation of external storage!

The SABRENT 2TB Rocket Nano External Aluminum SSD is the perfect compact solution for all your storage needs.

Fast. Simple. Portable – Elevate your storage experience to new heights with SABRENT’S smallest ever portable SSD.

The Rocket Nano is the perfect combination of reliability, performance and design.

Crafted to Perfection – The Rocket Nano is individually crafted from high-grade Aerospace Aluminum Allow using CNC (computer numerical control) machines for rigid durability.

The enclosure is designed to absorb the heat and protect the drive from overheating ensuring a long life expectancy from your drive.

Design – At only 2.75″ tall and weighing just 2 ounces, the rocket Nano can fit in your smallest pocket allowing for ultimate portability.

Speed – The Rocket Nano’s built in USB 3.2 interface provides speeds of up to 1000MB/s, 9x faster than traditional external HDDs.

Transfer and backup large data files and 4K videos within seconds.


  • 2TB external Aluminum SSD.
  • 8″ Type-C to Type-C Cable.
  • 12″ Type-A to Type-C Cable.
  • User manual.

From the brand

Additional information

Weight 6.7 kg
Dimensions 4.13 × 1.77 × 0.55 cm


Item Weight

6.7 ounces

Product Dimensions

4.13 x 1.77 x 0.55 inches

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Date First Available

September 10 2019



9 reviews for Sabrent Rocket Nano 2TB USB 3.2 10Gb/s External Aluminum SSD (Black) (SB-2TB-NANO-BLK)

  1. sb-lynn

    Pros and ConsPros:1) The packaging is great; it’s a small tin that hinges open to house two cables a USB-C to USB-C and a USB-C to USB-3 as well as the flash drive itself. You will not be throwing any of the packaging away.2) It’s just a little bit larger than a classic thumb drive.3) The drive is formatted in the ExFAT so it works with both Mac and PC, also works with Linux.4) As flash drives go it is advertised at 1000MB/s but my tests utilizing the USB-C cable concluded it maxed out at ~906MB/s which still is very fast for these drives.5) It’s 1TB storage size and it ability to transfer 168GB in less than 5 minutes, makes for an important tool in carrying around large data like 4K movies for a very long flight. Cons:1) With continued use, the drive gets way too hot to the touch and its performance degrades. My repetitive read/writes to it saw temps rise and performance drop from ~906MB/s all the way down to bounce between ~15MB/s and ~150MB/s. This may be unavoidable due to the design of this class of drives. This is speculation on my part but it also may be due to thermal protection kicking in, when it reduces the performance.Conclusion:This drive is fast and it’s compact. It comes in a really nice aluminum carrying case and includes the two cables you’ll need. My only concern is the performance degradation when it gets hot. I will add this to my everyday system use and I may update the review depending on how well it performs over an extended time. As of now, its price and performance outweigh my rigorous testing that caused the heat and performance issues. Thus, I recommend this as a great replacement for a thumb drive, when larger size and incredible performance are desired.

  2. Sherlock Holmes

    Horrible SpeedsI own a bunch of external USB drives from various companies and various speeds. I was so excited to get this drive that promises transfer speeds upto 1000MB/s and when I connected it to my PC and tried copying a few files, I was shocked to see that the copy speeds were close to 30MB/s from my NVMe M.2 hard drive. I tried copying different types of files – photos, videos, movies etc. Same results. To make sure that the problem was with this drive and not the USB port, I tried copying the same files to my Samsung T5, I got my typical speeds of 250-500 MB/s with the T5.As a last resort, tested this Sabrent Drive with Crystal diskmark software and the software too was only getting less than 40MB/s at best. A random 4K read clocked was only 18.65 MB/s.It wouldn’t take a genius to guess that I immediately initiated the return of this device. I am not sure if I will go for this brand again.

  3. David

    Unstable performance, extremely slow in real use! at last test with USB3.2 reached only 36Mb/sEdited review!(Note: Its possible that the specific unit is defective but in light of many other customers reviews it seem to have quite a bit of faulty devices with same behavior.)Conclusion & Bottom line:=====================After few weeks of experience The Rocket nano 1TB looks like something who every one wish, with exciting design, and promising specifications. But unfortunately the ongoing use and experience is utterly disappointing.The device is characterized by instability with frequent hangs behavior, along with a very low performance that is actually lower than even a generic flash device.Pro: Small & cool dosing, lightweight, supplied with 2 matching cables (though too short and not flexible enough)Cons: Un-stable, Extremely slow, very poor performance, tends to hang continuously. reach in test rate of 36Mb/s instead of 1000Gb/s, while in real usage its even worst drop down to 1500k/s.Tests were performed in 3 sessions, and review is edited to update and providing the results.Well, since my first review, I collected more info & experience with this Rocket usage, and things just went worst. :(My first review was written (about two weeks ago) after having many attempts to find out what is the *real* performance speed.I used many PC’s with various HW. I was able to archive at best results only 1/4 of its specification, means around 250mb/s, This was with H81 chipset which runs USB 3.0 (not 3.1).But I wasn’t able to get such performance on newer HW which runs the lasted USB 3.2 10gb/ these cases it always hang or achieve poor performance even slower then generic flash drive.I tried several times to perform tests on the brand new PC (running Win10 64Bit) with lasted USB 3.2 10Gb/s port (Intel build in) in most of them the disk just stack and wasn’t even able to complete the tests. so it was impossible to perform the tests & competition. – no screenshot were saved for that session.At the second test session, the machine used for testing was only USB 3.0 NEC chipset, where after several attempts only few terminated, but at all the rest, the Rocket failed to perform a complete test.See screenshot & the tests details below.Also tried to use it in real use, copying 250GB of MP3 files while attached to an USB 3.1 port (5Gb/s), took more then 6 hours, which most the time the transfer rate was under 1500 kb/s – extremely slow compared to any other flash or mechanical HD.In practice, in real use, the device is malfunctioning, often hangs up, and its performance drops drastically after more than 2 minutes of use.This was frustrating and nerve-wracking experience.As a PC technician with access to hundreds of different types of computers, I have not been able to prove a reasonable use of this device.Even compared to a standard flash device its capabilities are terrible.It is possible that the only unit I received is defected, so it is important to get feedback from other users.Screenshots attached related to the second test session (first group) are for 3 different storage, which were taken in competition on USB 3.0 port powered by NEC (not the 3.2 which failed in all attempts).1. Rocket nano 1TB (succeed only once ! )2. Corsair Flash Voyager GTX 256GB USB 3.1 Premium3. Silicon Power jewel j80 usb 3.1 32GBall screenshots includes description of the relevant storage and the relevant test results.A third tests session was taken on 30.01.20.This time I tried again a new Lenovo PC. this are the specifications.CPU -Intel I5- 8th generation, 12GB DDR4, Plextor PH6 System SSD (runs Win10 Pro 64 bit), NVIDIA 1650,This PC nativelly support USB3.2 10Gb/s by Intel chipset.I used 3 different USB devices as above replacing the SP J80 by the system SSD -Plextor PH6. runs 3 software for the benchmarks.ATTO , AS-SSD, & Crystal Disk-Mark.The results are shown in the new screenshots (Group two).The rocket failed to perform any tests with ATTO & AS-SSD, only ‘Crystal-disk’ succeed it once (after many failures) but with a rate of 36Mb/s~ only. slower then the Silicon-Power J80.=========My earlier review: Tested the “Rocket” and was unable to be even close to half of the declared speed.I repeated test on 4 different machines which had various HW combination, the highest speed I was able to reach stuck on 250mb/s. Both read & write operations. only 1/4 of the declared.So I can not confirm if its only my specific one that is defective or is just the real speed of this Disk. very disappointing.

  4. T. Leonard

    Brilliant little drive vs. Samsung T5As a global commuter for work, size and weight of the things I carry are very important. I already own several of the little Samsung T5 drives but they’re all 512GB. To support backups on a new 1TB MacBook Pro 16″, I needed a larger capacity drive. Other reviews I read lead me to an interest in this little drive by Sabrent. I thought the Samsung T5 was small. This Sabrent is half the width, and a few millimeters shorter and only 1mm taller. The metal case is very solid feeling and it manages the temperature well. I thought the drive, being so small, might get a little warmer than the Samsung but in fact it runs cooler. This barely gets above room temperature even under extended write periods. I haven’t verified the speed claims of the drive but I can tell you that it runs a Windows 10 image via Parallels on my Mac as though it were installed on the internal drive. No latency whatsoever. Same as the Samsung T5, in that regard.I’ve not had this drive long enough to make any claims on reliability but after a few months, I’ll update my review with that information. If it holds up as well as my T5 drives have, I can say I’ve found my new favorite hard drive.

  5. Vito R.

    Read completely its a lot of moneyThe reviews on this product were good. Transcend is known as a reliable company. Started adding files after few days. After adding 1 TB of data Windows gave an error saying drive needed to be checked and repaired. Did this twice and finally gave up. I reformatted the drive to its original settings. Again the error message appeared again.I contacted Sabrent and received a reply after one day. My message was very detailed, their reply was over-simplified, “Connect drive directly to PC”. Did not solve the issue. I need to use a hub since I’m moving data from another external drive to the Rocket. I connected it to the hub using a USB-A instead of a USB-C connection. Windows still gets the error but now its says repair worked. If I run check disk it finds errors every time. I sent my findings to Sabrent again. Its been six days without a reply. Checked The site and my ticket was closed. After receiving a request for info from another Amazon user, I checked for warranty information. Could find no reference on Amazon or Sabrent’s site that refers to warranty duration.

  6. J

    Small, sleek, rather slow | Large file transfers are nowhere near the advertised “up to 1000MB/s”2TB Sabrent Nano (SB-2TB-NANO-BLK)- A tiny, high-quality enclosure (JMS583).- Sabrent 2242 m.2 NVMe SSD DRAM-less, Low-Power (Phison E13T).- Very good synthetic benchmarks results (Crystal Disk Mark 7 attached).- The device does get warm but it does not thermal throttle.- Real-world transfer speeds are a LOT slower than with a decent 2280 m.2 NVMe SSD + separate enclosure.- Sabrent’s DRAM-less m.2 slows down a lot as soon as cache is exhausted.- Also some connectivity issues with my AMD X570 motherboard (probably due to JMS583).I did a real-world file transfer (863 files across 48 folders, total of 245GB | 1TB Samsung 970 Pro OS drive ):Write to: Asus Arion + 2TB Adata SX8200 Pro | 4m 57s | 844.71 MB/sWrite to: 2TB Sabrent Rocket Nano | 9m 02s = 542s | 462.88 MB/sRead from: Asus Arion + 2TB Adata SX8200 Pro | 5m 07s = 307s | 817.20 MB/sRead from: 2TB Sabrent Rocket Nano | 7m 44s = 464s | 540.69 MB/sI got the Asus Arion and 2TB Adata SX8200 Pro at about the same price as the Sabrent Rocket Nano 2TB. The Asus enclosure is heavier and larger, but that is the only downside. No connectivity issues, SSD runs a little cooler, but as with the example above, performs 82% faster in large writes, and 51% in large reads! Since I copy a lot from and to the external drives often… As nice and sleek as the Sabrent Nano is, the alterntive with a 2280 m.2 makes a lot more sense. If you only ever copy a couple Gigabytes at a time, this will be less relevant to you.Unless you MUST have one of the smallest NVMe enclosure, do consider alternatives. I am returning this to use the Asus enclosure and the Adata SSD. Most probably even a 2280 Sabrent enclosure and 2280 Sabrent m.2 will do a lot better than the Sabrent Rocket Nano, but I have not tested this. Again, this will very likely give you much better real-world file transfer performance for larger datasets. If you copy any set of data beyond about 20-25GB (ish), the device will slow down to transfer at around 450MB/s write and 550MB/s read in my case.Also if you have X570, maybe also find enclosures with alternative controllers to the JMS583. I have had zero issues with either ASM2362 or RTL9210 based enclosures (e.g. Asus Arion, Orico M2PJM-C3).

  7. AMZ Cust

    1TB version, Great, but…..My experience is only for the 1TB version.For some reasons none of the reviews perform actual real world transfers.In CrystalDiskMark you can see read/writes at 900+ MB/s, but:In the real world, you are looking at 500MB/s to 550MB/s writes copying a large file, assuming you are using a GEN2 port.Reads were generally a little higher at 600MB/s to 750B/s.When connecting using GEN1 you will max out at 400MB/s.I found read/writes were sustainable even when copying 500+ GB in one go. Its gets warm, but not worryingly so.These speeds are still great, but bear this in mind when comparing to other options. This is a USB-C device, not a thunderbolt device.Build quality it above excellent. Packaging is so good you do not want to throw it away.The only issue I had, which may be due to my computer, was that when I swapped between the USB-C port and USB3.1 port on the same computer, the device needed the drivers to be removed, otherwise it only transferred at USB2 speeds.

  8. NeK

    Not Working At AllI normally do not write reviews, but I find the need to warn about this item.It does not seem to work at all and freezes up windows explorer. I tried it several times on three different machines with OS Windows 7 Pro and Windows 10 Pro using all the available connection cables. It ‘times out’ (whatever that means) at best and becomes inaccessible, otherwise it seems to bloc windows explorer as a whole.I even tried to reformat it, which also does not work. Anything that is suppose to access the drive takes something around 5 minutes before it comes back and then freezes. So in short straight into the bin. Very disappointing.

  9. David F.

    Packed up on second useBought this as a media player back-up, small enough to store with player. The media player saw the Sabrent Rocket with no issue. I programmed my media player to back-up my music to the drive that started okay. Just under a TB of music estimated time transfer 4 hours. After a couple of hours checking the time increase’s to 6 hours with only half the data transferred. After 4 hours it was frozen with no data transfer. After a reset to start again the media player would not see the device. The MAC computer did not see the device so obvious it has gone faulty. Returned for credit.

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