NETAC NV7000-t 2 TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD Review – 7.3 GB/s High-Performance Goodness Under 0

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NETAC NV7000-t 2 TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD Review – 7.3 GB/s High-Performance Goodness Under $100

While PCIe Gen 5 NVMe SSDs are setting new storage performance benchmarks, the real-life and application benefits of getting those drives are still not worth the price you are paying for them. It’s mostly an early adopters product for now and while we appreciate the speed-up, we would love to see the performance transition from synthetic benchmarks to actual use cases.

And you know what’s still considered to be quite fast without breaking your wallet? The current-gen PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSDs. Gen 4 SSDs are now available at very affordable price rates and offer great performance. Smaller manufacturers know this fact and instead of focusing on niche high-end SSD devices, NETAC has decided to strengthen its mainstream portfolio with a NV7000 SSD, a solid SSD in the mainstream segment.

Today, I will be testing the Netac NV7000-t 2 TB SSD. The drive features a Gen 4.0 protocol which means that it is future-proof and offers some nice value with the model retailing at $79.99 US.

NETAC NV7000-t 2 TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD

The Netac NV7000-t SSD is the highest-end SSD offering from the manufacturer. These SSDs are based on the NVMe SSD form factor and feature TLC-based 3D NAND flash which offers larger capacities of up to 4TB, better performance, and slightly lower power input. The Netac NV7000-t SSDs are also based on the Maxiotech MAP1602A controller which is perfect for this DRAM-less SSD.

FEATURES

  • NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen4 *4 interface
  • Read/write speed up to 7300/6700MB/s
  • High-quality 3D NAND Flash chips
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T/TRIM Command/NCQ
  • 5-year limited warranty

In terms of performance, Netac NV7000-t 2 TB has sequential read speeds of up to 7300 MB/s and write speeds of 6700 MB/s. The Random read speeds of these drives are up to 900K IOPS and the write is 700K IOPS. The endurance of the 2 TB model is rated at 1280 TBW and comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

Netac NV7000-t SSD Lineup Specifications:

Brand Netac
Interface M.2 2280
Channel PCIe Gen4x4
Capacity 512GB 1TB 2TB
Seq. Read(MB/s)up to 7200 7300 7300
Seq. Write(MB/s)up to 4400 6600 6700
TBW 320 640 1200
NAND Flash 3D NAND Flash
Operating Temperature 0℃-70℃
Storage Temperature -40℃-85℃
Size 20*80*2.3 mm
Warranty 5 years

Netac NV7000-t 2 TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD  – Unboxing and Closer Look

The Netac NV7000-t SSDs come in a small package. The package is colored black and features a large picture of the SSD featured on it. The front also lists down some features such as capacities and the PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 form factor.

The back of the package lists some specifications of the SSD and some performance figures which we will get to in a bit.

The front of the SSD includes a specifications sticker. This is the standard NVMe 1.4 standard and the Netac NV7000-t measures 80 x 22 x 2.3mm (LxWxH) while weighing in slightly under 8 grams.

All of the NAND Flash chips along with the Maxiotech MAP1602A controller are situated on the front. Being a single-sided design means that the SSD will run a bit cooler since users don’t have to worry about heat from any components on the other side.

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The drive we received was a non-heatsink variant and you shouldn’t worry much about heat since this is a mainstream product that won’t get too hot or throttle that much. It is still advisable to put it under a heatsink for the calmness of one’s mind.

Test Setup

Our test platform for this review consisted of an Intel Core i9-13900K processor which ran at stock clocks on the MSI Z790 ACE motherboard. The platform was coupled with 32 GB of DDR5 memory from G.Skill (Trident Z5/ 16 GB x 2) and the MSI MEG Ai1300P PSU. For graphics, I used the MSI GeForce RTX 4090 SUPRIM X. This rounds up as a high-end platform for tests with modern-day SSDs.

Wccftech SSD Test Setup 2023

Processor Intel Core i9-13900K
Motherboard: MSI MEG Z790 ACE
Power Supply: MSI MEG Ai1300P (1300W)
Solid State Drive: MSI Spatium M570 Pro 2 TB Gen 5
Team Group T-Force CARDEA Z540 2 TB Gen 5
Inland TD510 2 TB Gen 5
Crucial T700 Gen 5 2 TB
AORUS Gen 5 10000 2 TB
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5-7400 (2 x 16 GB)
Case: Cooler Master C700M
Video Cards: MSI GeForce RTX 4090 SUPRIM X
Cooling Solutions: MSI MEG S360 AIO Liquid Cooler
OS: Windows 11 64-bit

Netac NV7000-t 2 TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD Performance Benchmarks

First up, we have the official performance stats for these drives as listed by their manufacturers. You can compare these stats with the rest of the drives I tested in the following chart:

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MSI Spatium M480 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB Gen 4
Netac NV7000-t 2 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 1 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 PLAY 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 2 TB Gen 4
KLEVV CRAS C910 LITE 2 TB Gen 4
Inland Gaming Performance Plus 2 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA Creamic C440 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA IOPS 1 TB Gen 3
MSI SPATIUM M470 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M450 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M390 1 TB Gen 3
Solidigm P41 Plus 2 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 1 TB Gen 4

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MSI Spatium M480 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
Netac NV7000-t 2 TB Gen 4
Inland Gaming Performance Plus 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 PLAY 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 2 TB Gen 4
Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 1 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M470 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA Creamic C440 1 TB Gen 4
KLEVV CRAS C910 LITE 2 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 2 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M450 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA IOPS 1 TB Gen 3
MSI Spatium M390 1 TB Gen 3

AS SSD Benchmark

AS SSD Benchmark download is a Windows 10 utility software program that tests the performance of solid-state drives. With its help, you can find out the speed of all installed SSDs and take care of any issues that the tests may reveal. The free app performs three separate tests to provide you with conclusive evidence of your driver’s general behavior while it copies, reads, and writes data.  The app determines the access time of an SSD, along with its speed and performance capabilities

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MSI Spatium M480 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 PLAY 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 2 TB Gen 4
Inland Gaming Performance Plus 2 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 1 TB Gen 4
Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB Gen 4
Netac NV7000-t 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M470 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA Creamic C440 1 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 2 TB Gen 4
KLEVV CRAS C910 LITE 2 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M450 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M390 1 TB Gen 3
  TeamGroup CARDEA IOPS 1 TB Gen 3

ATTO 3.05 Disk Benchmark

As the industry’s leading provider of high-performance storage & network connectivity products, ATTO has created a widely-accepted Disk Benchmark freeware software to help measure storage system performance. As one of the top tools utilized in the industry, Disk Benchmark identifies performance in hard drives, solid-state drives, RAID arrays as well as the host connection to attached storage. Top drive manufacturers, like Hitachi, build and test every drive using the ATTO Disk Benchmark.

The ATTO Disk Benchmark performance measurement tool is compatible with Microsoft Windows. Use ATTO Disk Benchmark to test any manufacturer’s RAID controllers, storage controllers, host bus adapters (HBAs), hard drives, and SSD drives, and notice that ATTO products will consistently provide the highest level of performance to your storage.

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TeamGroup CARDEA A440 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M480 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
Inland Gaming Performance Plus 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 PLAY 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 2 TB Gen 4
Netac NV7000-t 2 TB Gen 4
Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 1 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M470 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA Creamic C440 1 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 2 TB Gen 4
KLEVV CRAS C910 LITE 2 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M450 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M390 1 TB Gen 3
  TeamGroup CARDEA IOPS 1 TB Gen 3

Crystal Disk Mark 7.0.0 x64

CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software. It measures sequential reads/writes speed, random 512KB, 4KB, 4KB (Queue Depth=32) reads/writes speed, selects test data (Random, 0Fill, 1Fill),

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MSI Spatium M480 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 PLAY 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 2 TB Gen 4
Inland Gaming Performance Plus 2 TB Gen 4
Netac NV7000-t 2 TB Gen 4
Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 1 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M470 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA Creamic C440 1 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 2 TB Gen 4
KLEVV CRAS C910 LITE 2 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M450 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M390 1 TB Gen 3
  TeamGroup CARDEA IOPS 1 TB Gen 3

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TeamGroup CARDEA A440 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
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MSI SPATIUM M480 PLAY 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 2 TB Gen 4
Inland Gaming Performance Plus 2 TB Gen 4
Netac NV7000-t 2 TB Gen 4
Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M450 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 1 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M470 1 TB Gen 4
KLEVV CRAS C910 LITE 2 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA Creamic C440 1 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 2 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M390 1 TB Gen 3
  TeamGroup CARDEA IOPS 1 TB Gen 3

File Transfer Speeds (100 GB File Size)

To test the maximum average transfer speeds of the drives, I used a 100 GB file to test the limits.

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MSI Spatium M480 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 PLAY 2 TB Gen 4
Netac NV7000-t 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 2 TB Gen 4
Inland Gaming Performance Plus 2 TB
Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 1 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M470 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M450 1 TB Gen 4
KLEVV CRAS C910 LITE 2 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA Creamic C440 1 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 2 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M390 1 TB Gen 3
TeamGroup CARDEA IOPS 1 TB Gen 3

PCMark 10 Storage Benchmark

The PCMark 10 Storage benchmark is designed to test the performance of SSDs, HDDs, and hybrid drives with traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and a selection of popular games. You can test the system drive or any other recognized storage device, including local external drives. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 10 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices.

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TeamGroup CARDEA A440 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M480 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
Netac NV7000-t 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 PLAY 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 2 TB Gen 4
Inland Gaming Performance Plus 2 TB Gen 4
Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 1 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M470 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA Creamic C440 1 TB Gen 4
KLEVV CRAS C910 LITE 2 TB Gen 4
  Solidigm P41 Plus 2 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M450 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M390 1 TB Gen 3
TeamGroup CARDEA IOPS 1 TB Gen 3

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TeamGroup CARDEA A440 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M480 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 PLAY 2 TB Gen 4
Netac NV7000-t 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 2 TB Gen 4
Inland Gaming Performance Plus 2 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA Creamic C440 1 TB Gen 4
Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 1 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M470 1 TB Gen 4
KLEVV CRAS C910 LITE 2 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 2 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M450 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M390 1 TB Gen 3
  TeamGroup CARDEA IOPS 1 TB Gen 3

Forspoken DirectStorage Benchmark

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MSI Spatium M480 PRO 2 TB Gen 4
Netac NV7000-t 2 TB Gen 4
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MSI SPATIUM M480 PLAY 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 2 TB Gen 4
Inland Gaming Performance Plus 2 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA Creamic C440 1 TB Gen 4
Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 1 TB Gen 4
KLEVV CRAS C910 LITE 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M470 1 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 2 TB Gen 4
Solidigm P41 Plus 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M450 1 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M390 1 TB Gen 3
  TeamGroup CARDEA IOPS 1 TB Gen 3
7200 RPM HDD 1 TB

Conclusion – Great Value & Performance Despite DRAM-Less Design

Looking at the benchmarks, we are looking at a familiar story that we have seen with other Gen 4 SSDs in the mainstream segment. Once again, the performance is decent & the drive works great throughout the tests that we conducted.

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MSI Spatium M480 PRO 2 TB Gen 4 (Without heatsink)
Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M480 2 TB Gen 4
MSI SPATIUM M470 1 TB Gen 4
KLEVV CRAS C910 LITE 2 TB Gen 4
MSI Spatium M480 PRO 2 TB Gen 4 (With heatsink)
TeamGroup CARDEA A440 1 TB Gen 4 (With heatsink)
Netac NV7000-t 2 TB Gen 4
TeamGroup CARDEA Ceramic C440 1 TB Gen 4 (With heatsink)
TeamGroup CARDEA IOPS 1 TB Gen 3 (With heatsink)
MSI SPATIUM M480 2 TB Gen 4 (With heatsink)
Netac NV7000-t 2 TB Gen 4 (With heatsink)

Based on the performance, it looks like the Maxio controller handles the DRAM-less design of the NV7000-t well, delivering some of the fastest performance for such a storage product and the exclusion of the DRAM also leads to a cheaper design. While the $79.99 US pricing is what Netac is pricing this SSD at, there are certain listings where you can even find it for lower, around $70 US. It sits ahead of the Samsung 980 Pro which is one of the most commonly referred to SSD when users are building a gaming PC but Netac has a very strong proposition with its NV7000-t series, offering both performance and value. There’s no heatsink but you’ll never run into a throttle limit even if you are running the SSD without one. It’s one of the stronger Gen 4 SSDs on the market if you can find one at a retailer near you and I was thoroughly surprised by Netac’s Gen 4 offering.

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