Netac N580 m.2 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

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%
  • 100% (non compressible data)

 So let’s begin the tests.

0 fill

Netac N580 m.2 SSD review

Netac N580N 240GB m.2 SSD (0 fill)

The result is very good for the Netac

Application profile

Netac N580 m.2 SSD review

Netac N580N 240GB m.2 SSD (application profile)

Moving on the Netac N580 SSD continues to give
good results.

100% incompressible

Netac N580 m.2 SSD review

Netac N580N 240GB m.2 SSD (100% incompressible)

Even in the 100% Incompressible data test
the Netac SSD delivers a good result.

You can compare this drive with some
previous SSDs that I have tested, but keep in mind that the other results are
based on an entirely different system and should be looked on only as
reference, you can find the results here.


Overall the Netac N580N m.2 SSD gave some
very good results in all three tests.


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