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Kingston HyperX Predator PCIE SSD Now Official

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HyperX, a division of Kingston, has officially released the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD just recently. We first saw the HyperX Predator early this year in January. It’s currently the highest-end SSD with the fastest speed in the HyperX lineup. More details from the official release below.

HyperX Predator PCIE SSD SHPM2280P2H_480GBs

HyperX Predator PCIE SSD Released

The HyperX Predator PCIe SSD offers large capacities (240GB, 480GB) and incredible speeds to take systems to the edge. Faster than SATA-based SSDs, the PCIe generation 2.0 x4 interface delivers speeds up to 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write for ultra-responsive multitasking and an overall faster system. It is powered by the Marvell 88SS9293 controller.

The M.2 form factor ensures next-generation platform support with an M.2 PCIe slot. An optional half-height, half-length (HHHL) adapter is also available for many existing motherboards without an M.2 socket. The HHHL adapter comes with both standard and low-profile brackets to fit in slim profile desktop builds.

HyperX Predator PCIE SSD Features and Benefits:

  • Fast: PCIe connection provides higher speeds than SATA-based solid-state drives for the ultimate computing experience
  • Blazing performance: ultra-responsive multitasking and overall faster system
  • Reliable: rugged and durable to take your system to the edge
  • Form factor: M.2 with optional Half-Height Half-length adapter to fit in both new and older motherboards
  • Guaranteed: three-year warranty and free technical support

Form factor: M.2 2280
Interface: PCIe Gen 2.0 x 4
Capacities: 240GB, 480GB
Controller: Marvell 88SS9293
Power Consumption: 1.38W Idle / 1.4W Avg. / 1.99W (MAX) Read / 8.25W (MAX) Write
Storage temperatures: -40°C~85°C
Operating temperatures: 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)
Weight: 10g (M.2)
– 73g (with HHHL adapter – standard bracket)
– 68g (with HHHL adapter – low-profile bracket)
Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
Warranty/support: 3-year warranty with free technical support
Total Bytes Written (TBW): 240GB: 415TB 1.6 DWPD, 480GB: 882TB 1.7 DWPD

Baseline Performance based on “out-of-box performance” using a PCIe 3.0/2.0 motherboard:
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

Price and Availability

The HyperX Predator PCIE SSD are expected to hit store shelves in the following days or weeks to come. Below are their respective retail prices:

  • 240GB M.2 (SHPM2280P2/240G) – $382
  • 480GB M.2 (SHPM2280P2/480G) – $764
  • 240GB HHHL (SHPM2280P2H/240G) – $400
  • 480GB HHHL (SHPM2280P2/480G) – $782

Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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