Zotac Premium Edition SSD Review (480GB)


Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.

Zotac Premium Edition SSD 480GB CDMAgain, Crystal Disk Mark reveals very good numbers. It reached over 560MB/s read and over 540MB/s write. 4K reads and writes are very good as well, reaching over 40MB/s read and almost 150MB/s write. The higher QD32 results are also very close to the rated specs reaching 380MB/s read and 375MB/s write!


The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance. For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.

Zotac Premium Edition SSD 480GB AS SSD Zotac Premium Edition SSD 480GB AS SSD IOPS blankIn AS SSD the Zotac Premium Edition SSD reached an overall score of 1271 points! This is very good and indicative of a top performing drive. Sequential speeds are great once again with 527MB/s read and 493MB/s write. 4K read is actually a bit better compared to CDM, reaching an astonishing 53MB/s! This puts performance in the Samsung 850 EVO and Pro level, but write is a bit slower at 122MB/s.  Furthermore, it reaches nearly 100K IOPS read and over 86K IOPS write! This is very impressive and shows the strength of this controller paired with Toshiba’s TLC.


Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today. The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.

blankFinally, similar to that of the other test results, we see very good performance yet again. Overall, the Zotac Premium Edition SSD reached 5247 points. Sequential performance is over 500MB/s for both reads and writes and 4K performance hasn’t varied much from the other tests either. Again, great results.


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    Phison’s very reputable quad-core S10 controller and Toshiba’s A19 MLC NAND. Win Win!!!
    Keep up the good work Zotac. Who said that mlc could not be affordable?

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    Your price links take you to the ocz trion page.

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    I can’t believe Seagate just announced their 10 gig per sec ssd drives most likely for enterprise, probably consumer ones to follow.

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    Zotac Premium Edition SSDs DO INDEED have a SSD Toolbox Utility:

    Finally, another excellent SSD with power and data path protection, and it definitely outperforms the Crucial MX100!

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