Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

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:


Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

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

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

Alex Schepeljanski for
AS SSD Benchmark

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

Anvil’s
Storage Utilities

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

FutureMark
for providing a professional license for PC Mark 8

Netac N550S Elite 240GB SSD review

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

 

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