If you’ve already upgraded to a current-gen motherboard, you may have been wondering how you were supposed to take advantage of the PCIe 5.0 x4 m.2 slot now commonly found on those boards. You could populate the slot with a PCIe 4.0 SSD, but you’d be missing out on performance potential. ADATA has another option with the LEGEND 970 Gen 5 SSD.
This new M.2 NVMe SSD delivers on speed, exceeding what PCIe 4.0 x4 SSDs were capable of. The ADATA LEGEND 970 Gen 5 SSD taps into the extra bandwidth of PCIe 5.0 to deliver both read and write speeds up to 10,000MB/s. That’s fast enough to read the entire contents of a 2TB drive in well under 4 minutes, and ADATA just happens to offer this drive in capacities up to 2TB.
Now, that kind of speed doesn't come easy. SSDs offering such high speeds will generate serious heat, and if they’re not properly cooled, that heat will throttle their performance, impact their lifespan, or both. To dispel heat and keep the LEGEND 970 Gen 5 SSD operating at its peak performance levels even under sustained loads, ADATA has designed a special, active cooler for the drive.
This patented cooling system features a double-layered aluminum heatsink with a special crystalized outer surface, giving the heatsink a better interface with the air around it. A compact fan built into the cooler keeps air flowing through the ducts formed in the heatsink so heat can be rapidly transferred away, offering ADATA’s drive a 10% decrease in temperatures compared to fanless designs.
This cooling system is built onto the drive, offering its capabilities to both the 232-layer 3D flash memory, the memory controller, and the dedicated DRAM cache that all serve to make the LEGEND 970 Gen 5 SSD such a capable drive. It also helps the drive’s longevity, which hits an impressive lifespan of 1,400 terabytes written. You could rewrite the entirety of a 1TB every day for over 3 years without reaching 1,400TB.
The ADATA LEGEND 970 Gen 5 SSD is offering the kind of speeds ideally suited to heavy computer users who need to load up or transfer massive project files or who want their games installed on extra-fast storage so loading times are always kept to a minimum.
You can find out more about the ADATA LEGEND 970 Gen 5 SSD here.
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