Page 7 - Conclusion
Netac is a newer Chinese SSD manufacturer to us here in North America, and we have previously covered the NV7000-t 1TB, which we came away pretty satisfied with how it performed relative to the price. Did they pull off the same thing again with the ZX10 we are evaluating today? To start, I like the ZX10's well-built aluminum enclosure that flexes to nothing. There was good heat dissipation performance even under my extended load test, and I did not experience any thermal throttling. Netac throws in a generous bundle, where one 30cm long USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable and one 30cm long USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable were included along with a leatherette carrying case. The Netac ZX10 2TB also delivered decent linear read/write performance for a USB 3.2 Gen 2 portable SSD. However, the ZX10 has major room for improvement in its design. Simply put, it looks outdated and cheap. When it comes to performance, workloads beyond linear tests were a bit of a mixed bag. There is no hardware encryption support or ingress protection rating either. At this point, to answer the question set in the beginning of this review, it all comes down to the price. For about $150 at press time, the Netac ZX10 2TB is actually not competitive. In the same performance class, the Kingston XS1000 2TB is $110 at press time, which is significantly cheaper. The Crucial X9 Pro 2TB is priced exactly the same as the ZX10 2TB, but is IP55 certified with hardware encryption support, not to mention much better aesthetics. If you feel there is a need for speed, the significantly faster 2TB version of the USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 ADATA Elite SE880 is $150 too. All in all, the Netac ZX10 2TB is not a bad product in of itself, but a glow up along with a significant reduction in price will make it more worthwhile. But for now, there are better choices for your money.
Netac provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Networks Review Focus Summary:
6/10 means A product with its advantages, but drawbacks should not be ignored before purchasing.
-- Final APH Networks Numeric Rating is 6.0/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.
The Netac ZX10 2TB is a decent portable USB 3.2 Gen 2 SSD in of itself, but factor in its appearance, price, and features, suddenly you will realize there are many better choices out there.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 8.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70