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My HyperX Predator PCIe SSD

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Just wanted to share brief thoughts on my experience so far with my HyperX Predator PCIe 480 GB SSD. It is noticeably faster than your typical SSD, it frees up space since SATA data and power cables are not needed making it better for airflow and cable management which makes it perfect for SFF PC builds. However price is still a bit high compared to the decrease in price for SSDs, but it’s still a great investment in my opinion.

I decided to try a couple of benchmarks to compare with official performance specifications, this is my first tome doing so. If any errors within settings please bring up to my attention. At the moment I am very satisfied with results:

Benchmark Tools used: 

ATTO Disk Benchamark


Monitoring Tool Used:



Data via official PDF:

HyperX® Predator SSD offers large capacities and incredible speeds with both compressible and incompressible data to take your system to the edge. Faster than SATA-based SSDs, it delivers speeds up to 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write for ultra-responsive multitasking and an overall faster system. It features a PCIe Gen 2.0 x4 interface for high performance and an M.2 form factor to fit the next generation of desktops with an M.2 PCIe slot. HyperX Predator SSD comes with a three-year warranty and free technical support to keep you winning.


-Powered by Marvell controller
-PCIe Gen 2.0 x4 interface in M.2 form factor
-Optional Half-Height, Half-Length adapter
Speeds up to 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write
-Guaranteed — three-year warranty


Form factor: M.2 2280
Interface: PCIe Gen 2.0 x 4
Capacities1: 240GB, 480GB
Controller: Marvell 88SS9293
Baseline Performance2:
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 temperature: -40°C~85°C
Operating temperature: 0°C~70°C
Dimensions: 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
3-year warranty with free technical support
Total Bytes Written (TBW)3:
240GB: 415TB 1.6 DWPD4
480GB: 882TB 1.7 DWPD4

  • Bill Barnes

    The performance and bench test are incrediable! Way above the Standard SSD,s! Ive already planned to Purchase the HyperX Predator in the near future just have been waiting on the price to come down which hopefully I will be adding it to my current build! Thanks for the personal review it shows some real world performance and I expect a great things from the Predator!

    HyperX Predator PCIe 480 GB SSD.

    • Great to hear my post has been helpful and best wishes with your future purchase.

      • Bill Barnes

        You are quite welcome Thank you for your time! Bill

  • Great benchmarks. I would love to get one of those. Thanks for sharing.

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