TEST: ADATA LEGEND 960 1TB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD LEGEND 960 with 1TB (ALEG-960-1TCS) from ADATA.
Score
8122
Price/GB
0,13 €


Technical data
Image LEGEND 960
Manufacturer ADATA
Model number ALEG-960-1TCS
Storage capacity 1024 GB (954 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 128 GB approx.
Read speed 7400 MB/s
Write speed 6000 MB/s
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 750 Terabyte
Controller Silicon Motion SM2264
Price ca. 132 USD (= 0,13 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
100 %
Write speed
95 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.


AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. A total score of 8122 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: ADATA LEGEND 960 1TB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
6197,27 MB/s
5736,79 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
71,88 MB/s
182,36 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
2364,00 MB/s
2770,07 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,021 ms
0,111 ms
Score
3056
3526
Total score
8122

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of November 19, 2022 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: ADATA LEGEND 960 1TB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
2122,79 MB/s
1,08 s
Program
many small files
1220,14 MB/s
5,77 s
Game
small and large files
1847,55 MB/s
3,74 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the ADATA SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 7400MB/s and 6000MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: ADATA LEGEND 960 1TB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: ADATA LEGEND 960 1TB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
7434,20
6667,52
SEQ1M
Q1T1
4182,93
5494,28
RND4K
Q32T16
2975,76
2705,85
RND4K
Q1T1
63,08
179,98

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
7.089,80
6.358,60
SEQ1M
Q1T1
3.989,20
5.239,80
RND4K
Q32T16
726.503,00
660.608,00
RND4K
Q1T1
15.399,20
43.939,90

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.127,63
1.255,64
SEQ1M
Q1T1
250,47
190,67
RND4K
Q32T16
702,91
772,92
RND4K
Q1T1
64,81
22,62

HD Tune Pro Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to make full use of the memory capacity. You can see when a cache is full and the writing performance decreases. A test file of 150 GB was written to the medium. After approx. 128 GB, the pSLC-Cache was full and the performance was throttled.
At least the test file could be read with an average write speed of 6386 MB/s and written with 4103 MB/s.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: ADATA LEGEND 960 1TB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the ADATA M.2 SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: ADATA LEGEND 960 1TB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the ADATA M.2 SSD . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: ADATA LEGEND 960 1TB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the ADATA M.2 SSD here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better. Unfortunately the tool does not work correctly from about 5,000 MB/s and no line (and partly wrong min and max data) is displayed.

SSD-Z TEST: ADATA LEGEND 960 1TB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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