HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

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.

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

 

Thanks to:


HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

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

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

Alex Schepeljanski for
AS SSD Benchmark

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

Anvil’s
Storage Utilities

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

FutureMark
for providing a professional license for PC Mark 8

HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

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

 

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