March 24, 2015

HyperX Releases High-Performance PCIe SSD

By: Low Chern Lin

Hsinchu, Taiwan – March 24, 2015– HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD. HyperX Predator PCIe SSD is the highest-end SSD with the fastest speeds in the HyperX lineup.

HyperX Predator PCIe SSD offers large capacities (240GB, 480GB) and incredible speeds to take systems to the edge. Faster than SATA-based SSDs, the PCIe generation 2.0 x4 interface delivers speeds up to 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write for ultra-responsive multitasking and an overall faster system. It is powered by the Marvell 88SS9293 controller. 

The M.2 form factor ensures next-generation platform support with an M.2 PCIe slot. An optional half-height, half-length (HHHL) adapter is also available for many existing motherboards without an M.2 socket. The HHHL adapter comes with both standard and low-profile brackets to fit in slim profile desktop builds.

HyperX Predator PCIe SSD
Part Number         
Capacity and Features
M.2 Form Factor 240GB
M.2 Form Factor 480GB
HHHL Form Factor 240GB
HHHL Form Factor 480GB

HyperX Predator SSD Features and Benefits:
  • Fast: PCIe connection provides higher speeds than SATA-based solid-state drives for the ultimate computing experience
  • Blazing performance: ultra-responsive multitasking and overall faster system
  • Reliable: rugged and durable to take your system to the edge
  • Form factor: M.2 with optional Half-Height Half-length adapter to fit in both new and older motherboards
  • Guaranteed: three-year warranty and free technical support
  • Form factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: PCIe Gen 2.0 x 4
  • Capacities1: 240GB, 480GB
  • Controller: Marvell 88SS9293
Baseline Performance:
Compressible Data Transfer (ATTO):
  • 240GB: 1400MB/s Read and 600MB/s Write
  • 480GB: 1400MB/s Read and 1000MB/s Write
Incompressible Data Transfer (AS-SSD and CrystalDiskMark):
  • 240GB: 1290MB/s Read and 600MB/s Write
  • 480GB: 1100MB/s Read and 910MB/s Write
IOMETER Maximum Random 4k Read/Write:
  • 240GB: up to 160,000/ up to 119,000 IOPS
  • 480GB: up to 130,000/ up to 118,000 IOPS
Random 4k Read/Write:
  • 240GB: up to 120,000/ up to 78,000 IOPS
  • 480GB: up to 117,000/ up to 70,000 IOPS
PCMARK® Vantage HDD Suite Score:
  • 240GB: 138,000
  • 480GB: 139,000
PCMARK® 8 Storage Bandwidth:
  • 240GB: 331MB/s
  • 480GB: 336MB/s
PCMARK® 8 Storage Score:
  • 240GB: 5,015
  • 480GB: 5,017
Anvil Total Score (Incompressible Workload):
  • 240GB: 6,500
  • 480GB: 6,700
Power Consumption: 1.38W Idle / 1.4W Avg. / 1.99W (MAX) Read / 8.25W (MAX) Write

Storage temperatures: -40°C~85°C

Operating temperatures: 0°C~70°C

  • 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm (M.2)
  • 180.98mm x 120.96mm x 21.59mm (with HHHL adapter – standard bracket)
  • 181.29mm x 80.14mm x 23.40mm (with HHHL adapter – low-profile bracket)
  • 10g (M.2)
  • 73g (with HHHL adapter – standard bracket)
  • 68g (with HHHL adapter – low-profile bracket)
Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)

Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)

Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF

Warranty/support: 3-year warranty with free technical support

Total Bytes Written (TBW)3: 
  • 240GB: 415TB 1.6 DWPD4 
  • 480GB: 882TB 1.7 DWPD4