HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

 

Anvil’s Storage Utilities

As well as performing SSD endurance tests.
Anvil’s Storage Utilities has a very nice SSD benchmarking application. The SSD
benchmark tests many different aspects of SSD performance, including 4K random
at different queue depths, and also sequential performance, but more importantly
than this, all using real test data.

Another very nice feature of Anvil’s SSD
benchmark is the fact that you can change the compression levels of the test
data. The compression levels of the data sets used for the tests can be varied
from 0% compression right up to 100% compressed data, and there are even a few
data profiles already included, such as database (8%) compression, and also an
application profile (46%) compression, which is designed to simulate real
application data being read and written to the SSD.

Anvil’s Storage Utilities is still in beta
at the moment, but the application is currently solid enough to use in this
article, and I have already verified the results obtained using an SATA
analyser.

I will include a screenshot of the review
drive, and all comparison results will be presented in the form of graphs. If
you would like to see screenshots of the test results obtained on the other SSDs
in this article, you can do so by following the link here.

I will also be testing three different
compression profiles, which are as follows.

  • 0 fill (100% compressible data)
  • Application simulation profile (46%
    compressed)
  • 100% (non compressible data)

 So let’s begin the tests.

0 fill

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD


HyperX Predator 480GB SSD (0 fill)

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

Results
are ranked by highest total score.

As we have seen in the past the Marvell Controller
does not like compressible data, but even here the HyperX Predator is at the
top of the chart.


Application profile

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD


HyperX Predator 480GB SSD (application profile)

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD


Results are ranked by highest total score.

No surprises, the HyperX Predator is again
at the top of the chart.


100% incompressible

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD


HyperX Predator 480GB SSD (100% incompressible)

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD


Results are based on the highest total score.

With incompressible data the HyperX
Predator is by far the fastest drive that I have tested.


Summary

The HyperX Predator SSD delivers a top
performance overall, and I would have to say that the performance of the drive
is excellent.

 

Now let’s head to the next page for some
real world tests….