TEST: ADATA LEGEND 960 2TB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD LEGEND 960 with 2TB (ALEG-960-2TCS) from ADATA.
Score
8408
Price/GB
0,11 €


Technical data
Image LEGEND 960
Manufacturer ADATA
Model number ALEG-960-2TCS
Storage capacity 2048 GB (1908 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 188 GB approx.
Read speed 7400 MB/s
Write speed 6800 MB/s
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 1560 Terabyte
Controller Silicon Motion SM2264
Price ca. 221 USD (= 0,11 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
99 %
Write speed
98 %

*) 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 8408 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: ADATA LEGEND 960 2TB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
6190,49 MB/s
5855,74 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
71,12 MB/s
181,13 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
2541,26 MB/s
2775,68 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,021 ms
0,109 ms
Score
3231
3542
Total score
8408

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 May 10, 2023 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: ADATA LEGEND 960 2TB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
2243,94 MB/s
1,02 s
Program
many small files
1148,37 MB/s
6,13 s
Game
small and large files
1942,47 MB/s
3,56 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 6800MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: ADATA LEGEND 960 2TB

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 2TB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
7435,24
6918,56
SEQ1M
Q1T1
5034,44
5649,18
RND4K
Q32T16
3576,52
3019,50
RND4K
Q1T1
75,49
185,01

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
7.090,80
6.598,10
SEQ1M
Q1T1
4.801,20
5.387,50
RND4K
Q32T16
873.175,00
737.184,00
RND4K
Q1T1
18.429,20
45.168,50

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.127,21
1.209,98
SEQ1M
Q1T1
208,10
185,42
RND4K
Q32T16
567,54
690,27
RND4K
Q1T1
54,15
22,01

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 2TB

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 2TB


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