ADATA is a well-established player in the storage industry, with a reputation for producing quality SSDs, DRAM, and external storage units. One of the biggest selling points of ADATA’s products, and specifically the LEGEND 750 SSD, is their affordability without compromising on performance or reliability.

While some may question the relevance of a Gen3 M.2 drive in 2023, the Legend 750 1TB remains one of the most cost-effective options available, priced at just under $90 / ZAR 1,600. This drive offers similar performance to more expensive models, along with the added benefit of a 5-year warranty to ensure data security over time.

It’s worth noting that the difference in performance between a high-end Gen3 drive and its Gen4 counterpart may be negligible for most users. Sequential read/write operations and IOPS performance are not necessarily factors that most applications are sensitive to, especially when the drive is used for mass storage.

With the Legend 750 drive, ADATA appears to have hit the sweet spot for entry-level drives. While the company also offers the 740 and 710 models, the Legend 750 stands out for its combination of performance and affordability. While the 710 may be available for as little as $60, its performance is roughly half that of the 750, making the latter a better choice overall.