ADATA releases LEGEND 960 PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 2280 SSD for PC and Sony PlayStation 5
M.2 solid state drives are great options for laptops and desktop PCs. Hell, if you add such a drive to a compatible box (such as this), you can also turn it into a portable SSD. But did you know that you can upgrade the storage of your PlayStation 5 video game console by adding an M.2 drive?
Today ADATA is releasing a new M.2 SSD designed for both PC and PlayStation 5. Called “LEGEND 960”, this PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 2280 SSD offers impressive speeds and will initially be offered in your choice of two capacities — 1 TB and 2 TB. ADATA promises that a 4 TB variant will be available at the end of August.
“The LEGEND 960 offers users a major performance boost with sequential read and write speeds of 7400/6800 MB per second, and is compatible with NVMe 1.4. This makes it up to 4 times faster than ‘a standard PCIe Gen3 SSD. Plus, it supports the latest Intel and AMD platforms, desktops and laptops, including Intel Evo-certified laptops, and is backwards compatible with PCIe 3.0 for more convenience,” says ADATA.
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The company adds, “The LEGEND 960 comes with SLC caching and DRAM cache buffering for advantages in system loading and data caching. It features 4K random read/write up to at 750K/630K IOPS for smoother multitasking (verify code) and 256-bit AES encryption, users can rest assured that their data remains accurate and secure.The LEGEND 960 has undergone rigorous verification and testing to ensure its reliability .
ADATA shares the specifications below.
- Capacity: 1 TB / 2 TB
- Form factor: M.2 2280
- NAND Flash: 3D NAND
- Controller: SMI SM2264
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 80 x 22 x 3.13mm (with heatsink), 80 x 22 x 2.15mm (without heatsink)
- Weight: 11g (with heat sink),
8g (without heatsink)
- Interface: PCIe Gen4 x4
- Sequential Read (Max): Up to 7400MB/s (PC/Laptop), Up to 6400MB/s (PS5)
- Sequential write (max): up to 6800 MB/s
- 4 KB random read IOPS (max): up to 750,000
- 4 KB random write IOPS (max): up to 630 KB
- Operating temperature: 0°C – 70°C
- Storage temperature: -40°C-85°C
- Shock resistance: 1560 TB
- MTBF: 1500G/0.5ms
- Terabytes Written (TBW): 2,000,000 hours
Unfortunately, the ADATA LEGEND 960 does not seem to be available at online retailers yet. However, it should be available here soon. Since ADATA hasn’t shared a price yet, we’ll have to wait to find out the cost. What we do know, however, is that the SSD is backed by an impressive 5-year warranty.
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