Reviewed by: Antonis
Provided by: Netac
Model: Netac N580N 240GB m.2 SSD
Firmware version: SAFM12.2
SATA SSDs are very common these days, but one
other form factor that is starting to gain popularity is m.2, and this has
mainly to do with NVMe drives. However, there are a lot of SATA m.2 drives that
might not bring a huge speed improvement, but they do offer SATA3 speeds in
very small form factor and they don’t need any extra cables.
This time I am taking a look at the Netac
N580N m.2 240GB SSD which was kindly provided by Netac, but before I move
forward with the review you might want to check the Netac website, by clicking here.
So let’s start this review by taking a look
at the packaging and contents of the Netac N580N M.2 SSD, before moving on to
The Netac N580N 240GB m.2 SSD
As always I will start by taking a look at
the package and the contents that are included with the Netac N580N m.2 SSD. We’ll
start with the package.
The front of the box. And the look is
identical to the Netac N550S
SSD that I tested previously.
The same applies to the back, when it comes
to the design, but in the small white box we are informed about the model
number and the fact that this is a 2280 m.2 SSD. Inside the box we also found a
very small manual and two screws.
The front side of the Netac N580N 240GB m.2
the rear side of the Netac SSD.
Specifications of the Netac N580N 240GB m.2 SSD
Looking at the specifications of the N580
m.2 SSD reveals that its available in two sizes, 120GB, and 240GB, also that
that its only available as 2280, and there is a three-year warranty for the
drive. I would have loved to see them update their specifications sheets and
give more info about the read and write speed of the drive.
In the above screenshot we can see all the available
info for the Netac N580N 240GB SSD. Looking at the firmware we can see that
under the cover there should be a Phison controller.
Let’s head to the next page where we
take a look at our testing methods and the review PC.