HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

 

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

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.

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

The front of the box.

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

Here is the back of the box.

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

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.

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

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.

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

The back of the HyperX Predator SSD.

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

The front side of the SSD with the sticker
removed.

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

The Marvel 88SS9293 controller.

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

The NAND on the HyperX predator is MLC and
they are labelled as Kingston NAND.

Specifications of the HyperX Predator 480GB SSD

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe 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.

CrystalDiskInfo

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

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.