This is our first review of a Netac SSD, in particular the Netac NV7000 2TB Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSD. The Netac NV7000 SSD offers a 1TB, 2TB, and even 4TB model for high capacity with PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe performance at 7000MB/s. The Netac NV7000 2TB SSD is a 3D TLC NAND flash-based SSD with a DRAM cache. The 2TB model we reviewed today is rated at 7000MB/s sequential read speeds and 6700MB/s sequential write speeds, offering top-tier PCIe Gen4 x4 performance.
The Netac NV7000 2TB SSD we have reviewed comes with an integrated aluminum heatsink pre-installed. We saw that the heatsink has a thermal pad for the chips, and a thermal pad underneath with a fully enclosed unit front and back. In our stress test temperature testing, where we really push the SSD hard, this is the “worse case” scenario writing data for 20 minutes, the temperature of the ASIC/controller rose to about 74c maximum temperature.
While this was on the warmer side compared to other SSDs we have tested, keep in mind that the Netac NV7000 2TB’s performance was also at the top of the charts. It was pushing more performance, than a lot of the cooler-running SSDs. This temperature is also not worrying, it is not near the thermal limits for throttling, and this test is meant to be a very stressful 20-minute worst-case scenario test. It matched the thermals of the Lexar NM800 PRO, another SSD with very high performance, it did not run any hotter than that SSD.
In general use, the temperatures were lower. In a more typical stressing of the SSD in more typical usage of reading and writing randomly for 10 minutes it only reached 65c as you can see in the screenshot of HWiNFO64. This puts it on the lower end of temperatures and is quite acceptable in general usage reading and writing random data for daily use. Only if you are stressing it as hard as possible for more than 20 minutes will you see temps rise to the mid 70’s, and that will not throttle with this heatsink in our testing.
Netac SSD Toolbox
We were quite impressed to find that Netac does have an SSD Toolbox software to manage the SSD. We’ve come across many SSDs that do not have management software for the SSD by which simple things like firmware updates are not possible. Netac has SSD Toolbox software, and we can do important things like monitor drive health, drive life remaining temperature, and S.M.A.R.T. data. All of these things are important for an SSD, and it is very nice that this functionality exists. Netac also offers the ability to check for new firmware and update firmware on the SSD, an important feature to have.
Netac also goes further and provides migration support built into the software. You can easily clone one SSD to another on the same computer with the push of a button, it is just easily done. It also has an Erase feature, though that is only supported on SATA drives. The only other feature that is missing which would be nice is Secure Erase for NVMe SSDs.
We found strong, top-tier performance out of the Netac NV7000 2TB SSD, beating its expected performance in a lot of ways. Starting in PCMark 10 Full System Drive benchmark, the Netac NV7000 2TB SSD performed with a score of 2932 and beat several SSDs, only coming in under specific ones that had faster access times. But the access time wasn’t bad on the Netac, coming in under 60 here was very good, and proved this is a top-tier SSD. This was further proven in the Quick System Drive benchmark, in more typical workloads, where it was at the top of the charts in performance.
We were really blown away by the sequential read performance in CrystalDiskMark where the Netac NV7000 2TB SSD exceeded its quoted sequential read performance by quite a bit. In the SEQ1M Q8T1 testing it hit 7476MB/s read and 6682MB/s write performance, beating the 7000MB/s it was quoted at. This was further shown in the SEQ128K Q32T1 testing where it hit 7455MB/s read and 6685MB/s write. It was also no slouch in random performance at the top of the charts in read and write performance.
Further proof of the Netac’s NV7000 excellent performance was in DiskBench where it had a very fast file copy time, second in performance, and under 20 seconds. It chimed in with average times in Final Fantasy, but it was in line with many popular SSDs here. Finally, in ATTO it also had a very fast read performance, but more importantly, the write performance was near the top. In addition, had a very stable and consistent performance.
This was our first time testing a Netac SSD, and the Netac NV7000 2TB Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSD did not disappoint and impressed us with better-than-expected results. The Netac NV7000 2TB SSD offered better-than-expected sequential read performance and was achieving its quoted read speed. We were also impressed with the random performance, especially for write, where SSDs can sometimes fall down quite a bit, but the Netac NV7000 2TB SSD did not. It also had very fast file copy times, and we could see that the SLC caching and DRAM caching were very fast on this SSD.
It is rare to find SSDs of this performance level, PCIe Gen4 x4 SSDs at 7000MB/s, that are also offered in 4TB capacities. Netac offers the NV7000 in a 4TB capacity, and it actually has the higher rated read and write speeds, along with a much better TBW of 3000. This is impressive, and so if you need a fast NVMe SSD at high capacity, that can last a long time with high endurance the 4TB model is compelling. The Netac NV7000 also comes with a fully integrated aluminum heatsink that covers the front and back, and this will keep thermals in check. It is nice to have this integrated heatsink without having to purchase your own or worry about cooling.
In our review, we took a look at the Netac NV7000 2TB SSD and found that it is no slouch. It has very high performance that can exceed expectations, with great sequential and random performance for both read and writes. It has a decent TBW of 1280, but if you need better endurance look toward the 4TB model. If you are in the market for a new SSD, prices are appealing at $113 (at the time of writing) for the 2TB model, and you should be satisfied with the performance of the Netac NV7000 SSD.