HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

Posted 28 November 2016 21:12 CET by Antonis Sapanidis

The cons:

I could say that in real world test the write performance with smaller files needs some improvement.

The pros:

As with most HyperX products one of the positives I start with is the packaging (the way that is presented and what is included inside). This time is no exception to this rule as from the moment that you open the box you are impressed. The build quality of the PCIe SSD is simply outstanding, and the black PCB is another plus, since most motherboards are black you will not have to worry about colour matching. The three year warranty is okay but I would have liked to have seen a longer warranty on this drive.

The overall performance of the HyperX Predator is excellent, and not only in synthetic benchmarks, but also in real world use. The drive is very fast, and most people will notice the increase in speed from an SATA SSD to the Predator PCIe SSD.

Another plus is the fact that this drive can be used on much older systems, and an example of this is that I was able to install Windows 7 on my old intel i5-750, with a Gigabyte P55A-UD4 motherboard, and had zero issues running the drive. Okay, some numbers in the Anvil's test were lower than the ones that I had on my X99 system but still the improvement from SATA2 to this PCIe SSD is huge and will give life to your old system. Plus you can then move the drive to a new system if you upgrade.

 

To sum up, this is what I would say:

The HyperX Predator is an excellent drive that offers a huge speed improvement over SATA drives. It has excellent build quality, but most importantly in daily use it will give you a welcoming breath of fresh air, even if you've been using an SATA SSD for a long time.

Therefore, I give the 'Excellent' award to the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD.

 

Thanks to:


EFD Software for providing the fully licensed versions of HD Tune Pro

Alex Schepeljanski for AS SSD Benchmark

Anvil’s Storage Utilities

FutureMark for providing a professional license for PC Mark 8

Quarch Technology for providing the XLC PPM test equipment used for our power consumption tests.

 

You may comment on this review below, you can also post your benchmarks in our forum.

 

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