ADATA launches three new LEGEND series M.2 2280 SSDs

ADATA launches three new LEGEND series M.2 2280 SSDs

ADATA launches three new LEGEND series M.2 2280 SSDs

ADATA has just launched three new LEGEND series SSDs, all of which fit into the standard M.2 2280 form factor. These SSDs cater to all areas of the M.2 SSD market, with the Legend 740 offering sequential read/write speeds of 2,500/2,000 MB/s while the Legend 750 and Legend 850 offer users speeds of 3,500/3,000 MB/s and 5,000/4,500 MB/s respectively. 

While these SSDs do not offer industry-leading prices, these SSDs promise to deliver PC users a variety of price points and capacity options, with each drive offering users up to 1TB of total storage.  

Problematic PS5 Compatability Claims

One of the claims that ADATA makes about the LEGEND 840 is that it is PlayStation 5 compatible. This is despite the fact that this drive offers 5,000 MB/s read speeds while Sony official recommends PCIe 4.0 SSDs with 5,500 MB/s read speeds. 

ADATA has justified their claims by stating that their Legend 840 SSD can pass all performance checks on Sony’s PlayStation 5 console, though it remains to be seen how well ADATA’s Legend 840 SSD will perform when used with future PlayStation 5 titles. Future games may push Sony’s integrated PS5 SSD hard, and that may result in performance issues for lower-end PCIe 4.0 SSD when they are used as a secondary storage drive. 

What follows is ADATA’s Press Release for their new Legend series SSDs. 

ADATA launches three new LEGEND series M.2 2280 SSDs  
PR – ADATA Unveils LEGEND Series PCIe M.2 2280 Solid State Drives

ADATA Technology, a manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, mobile accessories, gaming products, electric power trains, and industrial solutions today announces a new series of solid state drives (SSD), the ADATA LEGEND series, geared toward creators of different needs and budgets. They include the ADATA LEGEND 740, 750, and 840.

The LEGEND 740 and 750 utilize PCIe Gen3 x4 and NVMe 1.3 to deliver sequential read and write speeds of up to 2,500/2,000 and 3,500/3,000 MB per second, respectively, to give creators the performance they need to create without limitations. Their M.2 2280 specifications support the latest Intel and AMD platforms for creating on the latest PCs, including desktop and laptops. For users seeking a further boost, the LEGEND 840 takes advantage of PCIe Gen4 x4 and NVMe 1.4 to offer read and write speeds of up to 5,000/4,500 MB per second.

Seamless Productivity

The LEGEND 740, 750, and 840 are equipped with SLC Caching and Host Memory Buffer technology for seamless productivity. This gives them 4K random read write speeds of up to 180K/200K, 480K/260K and 440K/400K IOPS, respectively. In way of capacity, the LEGEND series come with up to 1 TB of capacity.

ADATA launches three new LEGEND series M.2 2280 SSDs

Protected, Accurate, and Reliable

All three SSDs are equipped with understated but elegant heat sinks with sleek side trimmings. The heat sinks not only look great, but also help keep temperatures down by 15% for optimal performance and stability. With Low Density Parity Check Code and AES 256-bit encryption, the SSDs ensure accurate data transmissions and offer robust security. LEGEND series SSDs use only high quality ICs that have been rigorously tested for maximum durability. For further peace of mind, they come backed by a 5-year warranty.

Play Hard Too

The LEGEND 840 can also be installed on a PS5 as a secondary drive, giving users more storage space and smoother game loading*

* This product has been tested and confirmed to be compatible with PS5. Actual speed may vary depending on hardware and software configurations. For more about compatibility, please click here.

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ADATA launches three new LEGEND series M.2 2280 SSDs