ADATA Launches LEGEND 970 PCIe Gen5 SSD
Patented Heat Dissipation for Fast Speeds and Faster Cooling
Taipei, Taiwan – July 6, 2023 – As processors and chipsets move into a new generation, many motherboard manufacturers have launched latest-generation motherboards that have allowed the consumer market to embrace a new generation of PCIe 5.0 Solid-State Drives (SSD). ADATA Technology Co., Ltd., the world’s leading memory brand, today launched its LEGEND 970 SSD. The LEGEND 970 can reach maximum sequential read/write speeds of 10,000/10,000MB per second. Its most unique feature is a double-layer aluminum alloy heatsink with built-in micro-fan and surface crystallization that forms a patented active air-cooling system. The surface crystallization improves thermal conductivity, significantly reducing temperatures by 10% compared with fanless heatsinks to maintain stable performance during extended high-speed operation. The LEGEND 970’s R&D, design, and superior cooling mechanism will be the benchmark of a new generation of storage products and it is expected to become the most influential PCIe Gen5 storage solution in the consumer market.
Patent SSD design for robust cooling
ADATA ushers in a new era with its patented heat dissipation solution! From market consensus, it has become commonly accepted that active cooling is required for timely heat dissipation during high-speed PCIe 5.0 data transmission to ensure high temperatures do not affect reading and writing or slow down the system. The LEGEND 970 adopts a double-layer extruded aluminum heatsink design<!—-><!—-> which features dense air ducts to divert hot and cold air. When heat is conducted upward, the rotation of the built-in micro fan circulates the confluence of hot and cold air and quickly expels exhaust heat from both ends of the extruded aluminum fins. At the same time, the LEGEND 970 increases heat dissipation through the addition of “surface crystallization ” on the aluminum heatsink surface, increasing overall air contact area and maximizing the heat dissipation efficiency of its air cooling system<!—-><!—->. This unique “active heat dissipation” design significantly reduces temperatures by 10% compared to fanless heatsinks<!—-><!—->. More importantly, it can withstand high temperature stress tests and maintain stable performance even after long-term high-speed operation.
Sustained ultra-fast performance
The LEGEND 970 adopts a PCIe Gen5 x4 transmission interface, complies with the NVMe 2.0 standard, and has excellent read/write performance of 10,000/10,000MB per second, which is double the speed of standard PCIe Gen4 SSDs and 6 times faster than Gen3 SSDs. It is also backward compatible with PCIe 4.0 and 3.0 platforms. The LEGEND 970 is equipped with a SLC cache algorithm and DRAM Cache Buffer which have unique advantages in system loading and data caching. It also boasts random read/write speeds of 1,400K/1,400K IOPS, improving the efficiency of multitasking processes. The LEGEND 970 is compatible with the latest Intel and AMD platforms and its patented heatsink design ensures stable high performance long-term operation regardless of the complexity of output, whether 3D animation, game development, or virtual visualization.
Only the best components
Strictly selected 232-layer 3D flash memory allows the LEGEND 970 to be offered in large capacities of up to 2000GB and a variety of data protection and correction technologies are utilized to greatly increase Total Bytes Written (TBW) and durability to meet various high load requirements. In addition, the LEGEND 970 features a Low Density Parity Check Code (LDPC) error correction mechanism and AES 256-bit high-level encryption technology to ensure the accuracy and security of data transmission, ensuring the safety of intellectual property. Exclusive SSD Toolbox is free to download for real-time hard drive status. The LEGEND 970 comes with a 5-year global limited warranty. For more detailed product information, please visit ADATA’s official website at: www.adata.com.
The LEGEND 970 will be available through Amazon and other online retailers.
About ADATA – Innovating the Future
ADATA Technology is the world’s second-largest manufacturer of DRAM memory and branded solid state drives, ranking 19th among Best Taiwan Global Brands. ADATA’s main product lines include memory modules, solid state drives, and other consumer-,industrial-, and commercial-grade memory products. The company has also branched into electric vehicles, AI AMR robots, and gaming with its XPG brand. ADATA’s products have garnered wide international acclaim over the years including iF Design, Red Dot Design, and Taiwan Excellence awards. ADATA has also been honored for its commitment to employee welfare and corporate social responsibility, including with “Great Place to Work Certification™” for its Taiwan, US, and Brazil offices as well as the “Best Workplaces in Asia™,” “Best Workplaces in Greater China™,” and “Best Workplaces in Taiwan™” awards. Since 2020, ADATA has been continually recognized with the “Asia Responsible Enterprise” and “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” awards. The hummingbird is ADATA’s brand mascot. It represents the company’s agility and efficiency as well as its pursuit of innovation and commitment to creating a more colorful and intelligent lifestyle for all people. For more information, please visit www.adata.com.