Review: HyperX Predator Reviewed by: Antonis Sapanidis Provided by: Kingston Model: HyperX Predator 480GB SSD Firmware version: 0C4005S2
In 2012 I had the opportunity to test my first HyperX SSD, and back then I was very impressed by its performance and also the design. After this Kingston continued to evolve the HyperX name and made it synonymous with products that are designed for enthusiasts, gamers, and those who want the best. Today I am taking a look at the fastest SSD, up to the date that this review is written, that HyperX has to offer, and this is the m.2 PCIe x4 Predator.
So let’s start this review by taking a look at the packaging and its contents, before moving on to some testing.
HyperX Predator 480GB SSD
As always I will start by taking a look at the package and the contents that are included with the HyperX Predator SSD. We’ll start with the package.
The front of the box.
Here is the back of the box.
As expected inside you will find an outstanding job when it comes to presentation, also an Acronis CD key, a HyperX sticker, and warranty info. Plus a small bracket adapter in case you need it.
Here is the Predator SSD in all its glory, at this point I would be picky and say that I would have liked to see the bracket painted black, but still, the drive looks great.
The back of the HyperX Predator SSD.
The front side of the SSD with the sticker removed.
The Marvel 88SS9293 controller.
The NAND on the HyperX predator is MLC and they are labelled as Kingston NAND.
Specifications of the HyperX Predator 480GB SSD
We can see that the HyperX Predator SSD starts with a 240GB capacity, then 480GB, and goes up to 960GB. All sizes are available in M.2 2280 and also with a PCIE Gen 2.0 x4 adapter.
You can find everything you need to about HyperX simply by clicking this link.
In the above screenshot we can see all the available info for the HyperX Predator 480GB SSD.
Let’s head to the next page where we take a look at our testing methods and the review PC.