Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

 

Anvil’s Storage Utilities

As well as performing SSD endurance tests.
Anvil’s Storage Utilities has a very nice SSD benchmarking application. The SSD
benchmark tests many different aspects of SSD performance, including 4K random
at different queue depths, and also sequential performance, but more importantly
than this, all using real test data.

Another very nice feature of Anvil’s SSD
benchmark is the fact that you can change the compression levels of the test
data. The compression levels of the data sets used for the tests can be varied
from 0% compression right up to 100% compressed data, and there are even a few
data profiles already included, such as database (8%) compression, and also an
application profile (46%) compression, which is designed to simulate real
application data being read and written to the SSD.

Anvil’s Storage Utilities is still in beta
at the moment, but the application is currently solid enough to use in this
article, and I have already verified the results obtained using an SATA
analyser.

I will include a screenshot of the review
drive, and all comparison results will be presented in the form of graphs. If
you would like to see screenshots of the test results obtained on the other
SSDs in this article, you can do so by following the link here.

I will also be testing three different
compression profiles, which are as follows.

  • 0 fill (100% compressible data)
  • Application simulation profile (46%
    compressed)
  • 100% (non compressible data)

 So let’s begin the tests.

0 fill

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review


Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD (0 fill)

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

Results
are ranked by highest total score.

The Netac N550S Elite SSD is the slowest drive
that I have tested. The reasons for this are the TLC NAND and the low capacity
of the drive.


Application profile

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review


Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD (application profile)

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review


Results are ranked by highest total score.

In this test thing are looking a little
better, and the drive is closer to the middle of the chart.


100% incompressible

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review


Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD (100% incompressible)

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review


Results are based on the highest total score.

Again with incompressible data the Netac
N550S Elite is able to stay in the middle of the graph, and it’s a good result.


Summary

The Netac N550S Elite gave good performance
with the exception of the 0-Fill Test. Overall though the result is good for a
240GB TLC SSD.

 

Now let’s head to the next page for some
real world tests….