Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

 

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

Review: Netac
N550S Elite

Reviewed by: Antonis
Sapanidis

Provided by: Netac

Model: Netac N550S 240GB SSD

Firmware version: O1217A

 

 

 

With every review begins a journey, that
pumps and excites you. This time it’s also the introduction of a new
manufacturer, Netac. Netac is a Chinese company that started in 1999 and they
focus on manufacturing flash memory products, such as USB flash storage,
portable hard drives, and solid state disks, together with security and
encryption of USB flash storage and portable hard drives. You can find out more
about Netac simply but visiting their website.

Netac has send me their N550S Elite 240GB
SSD to review. The drive uses TLC NAND, and it’s available in three capacities
120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. Netac offers a three year warranty for the SSD, so
everything looks okay from this perspective. Now we’ll move to the more
interesting part and start this review of the Netac N550S Elite SSD, as always by
taking a look at the package, and its contents.

The Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD

As always I will start by taking a look at
the package and the contents that are included with the Netac N550S Elite 240GB
SSD. We’ll start with the package.

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

The front of the box is very clean looking
and has some very basic information about the drive.

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

Here
is the back of the box.

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

A
look at the top of the Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD. The thing that catches the
eye immediately is the blue colour of the SSD.

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

…and
the rear of the Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD.

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

Inside the box there is only a printed page
that has the warranty info and some general information about the drive.

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

Inside the SSD we find a very small board
that has SK Hynix TLC NAND, NANYA RAM, and the Silicon Motion SM2256K AB
controller.

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

On the other side we find two more SK Hynix
TLC NAND.

Specifications of the Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD

In the pictures below we get a more
detailed view of the specifications and the features of the Netac N550S Elite SSD
series, as they appear on the official website.

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

The information that Netac provides for the
N550S Elite SSD is very limited but they say that the drive is using TLC NAND,
and also they have two images from AS SSD and CrystalDiskMark to give you an
idea of the performance of the SSD. It would be nice to have more details about
the N550S Elite and hopefully this will happen in the future.  The SSD is
available in three capacities, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. Netac has sent me the
240GB drive to test, so let’s start by taking a look at CrystaDiskInfo.

CrystalDiskInfo

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

In
the above screenshot we can see all the available info for the Netac N550S
Elite 240GB SSD.

 

Let’s head to the next page where we
take a look at our testing methods and the review PC.