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Kingston Launches Blazing-Fast HyperX Predator PCIe SSD

Kingston has recently announced a new SSD in their HyperX lineup that represents the next leap forward in high-performance solid-state technology.

The new HyperX Predator PCIe SSD features a PCIe x4 interface instead of the traditional SATA 6Gbps hookup, hitting up to blazing-fast 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds for optimum multitasking.

Thanks to the slim/low-profile HHHL adapter and modular form, the SSD flexibly supports newer and older desktops with ease.

The Predator supports PCIe x4 when fitted in the adapter and can be separately detached to fit into an M.2 PCIe slot.

Although M.2 is supported, you’ll need to go the PCIe route to hit the SSD’s hit peak read/write speeds. The Predator is powered by a Marvell 88SS9293 Altaplus SSD Controller that’s optimized specifically for M.2 PCIe x4 lanes.

Like most leading-edge tech, Kingston’s new Predator PCIe SSD isn’t cheap. The 240GB drive will set you back $382, whereas the 480GB is a whopping $782.

Both flavors are only available via Kingston’s digital marketplace for right now, and come with a three-year warranty.

Below we have a full list of specifications for your perusal:


Form factor: M.2 2280

Interface: PCIe Gen 2.0 x 4

Capacities1: 240GB, 480GB

Controller: Marvell 88SS9293

Baseline Performance2:

Compressible Data Transfer (ATTO)
240GB — 1400MB/s Read and 600MB/s Write
480GB — 1400MB/s Read and 1000MB/s Write

Incompressible Data Transfer (AS-SSD and CrystalDiskMark)
240GB — 1290MB/s Read and 600MB/s Write
480GB — 1100MB/s Read and 910MB/s Write

IOMETER Maximum Random 4k Read/Write
240GB — up to 160,000/ up to 119,000 IOPS
480GB — up to 130,000/ up to 118,000 IOPS

Random 4k Read/Write
240GB — up to 120,000/ up to 78,000 IOPS
480GB — up to 117,000/ up to 70,000 IOPS

PCMARK® Vantage HDD Suite Score
240GB — 138,000
480GB — 139,000

PCMARK® 8 Storage Bandwidth
240GB — 331MB/s
480GB — 336MB/s

PCMARK® 8 Storage Score
240GB — 5,015
480GB — 5,017

Anvil Total Score (Incompressible Workload)
240GB — 6,500
480GB — 6,700

Power Consumption:
1.38W Idle / 1.4W Avg / 1.99W (MAX) Read / 8.25W (MAX) Write

Storage temperature: -40°C~85°C

Operating temperature: 0°C~70°C

Dimensions: 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm (M.2)
180.98mm x 120.96mm x 21.59mm (with HHHL adapter – standard bracket)
181.29mm x 80.14mm x 23.40mm (with HHHL adapter – low-profile bracket)