Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

Posted 15 June 2016 21:20 CET by Antonis Sapanidis

The cons:

It’s no secret that so far the performance of TLC NAND isn’t something that has impressed us, and the Netac N550S Elite is no exception to this rule. Also the smaller size doesn’t give much room for the SLC cache to work for that little extra bit of speed, so as you have seen the write speeds are very low. Availability is also something that Netac needs to improve.

The pros:

The bold decision on the colour. I like the blue and its catches your eye very quickly. The three year warranty is also something that is welcomed for an SSD that is designed to bring good value to performance.

The read performance of the Netac N550S Elite was good, and the overall results show that this drive can be a good alternative option for those that need an inexpensive SSD to replace their old mechanical hard drive. Power consumption was also good, especially for the read tests.

To sum up, this is what I would say:

This introduction of Netac to Myce readers for this review has come to an end, and in a way I am left me with some mixed feelings. To start with I didn’t like the write performance but this was something to be expected from a TLC SSD, however casual users, that are have more read focussed requirements, won’t notice that and will have a nice experience, with relatively low power consumption. So let’s see what the future holds for Netac.


Thanks to:

EFD Software for providing the fully licensed versions of HD Tune Pro

Alex Schepeljanski for AS SSD Benchmark

Anvil’s Storage Utilities

FutureMark for providing a professional license for PC Mark 8

Quarch Technology for providing the XLC PPM test equipment used for our power consumption tests.


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