The LEGEND 960 comes in a small black and gold box. Along with a picture of the drive, the front advertises a number of its key features including its 1TB capacity and PCIe Gen4 x4 interface. The back of the box provides a bit more information regarding the LEGEND 960's features and performance. Inside, you'll find the SSD as well as a black and gold, aluminum heatsink that can be attached to the drive.

Physical Features:

The LEGEND 960 uses the 2280 form factor for M.2 (NGFF) SSDs. It measures 80 x 22 x 2.15 mm and weighs in at 9g without the heatsink. The drive also has an "M key" edge connector which provides PCIe SSDs with up to 4x lanes of bandwidth.

The LEGEND 960 uses Silicon Motion's SM2264 controller. This ultra-high performance PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe 1.4 SSD controller is powered by a quad-core ARM Cortex R8 CPU and supports eight channels with up to 64 chip enables (CE) per channel.  The SM2264 also supports the latest 3D NAND from all major manufacturers and features Silicon Motion’s 7th generation NANDXtend error-correcting code (ECC) technology, SRAM ECC, end-to-end data path protection and real time full drive encryption.

For the 1TB version of the LEGEND 960, ADATA has opted to use its own Micron manufactured 176-layer (B47R) 3D TLC NAND flash. Looking at the pictures above, you can see that there are two 256GB NAND flash packages on either side of the PCB. The drive also has a pair of 512GB Samsung DDR4 memory chips that are used for caching.