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Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe M.2 SSD Review

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ATTO Disk Benchmark

The ATTO Disk Benchmark program is free, and offers a comprehensive set of test variables to work with. In terms of disk performance, it measures interface transfer rates at various intervals for a user-specified length and then reports read and write speeds for these spot-tests. There are some minor improvements made to the 2.46 version of the program that allow for test lengths up to 2GB, but all of our benchmarks are conducted with 256MB total length. ATTO Disk Benchmark requires that an active partition be set on the drive being tested. Please consider the results displayed by this benchmark to be basic bandwidth speed performance indicators.

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ATTO Disk Benchmark: Queue Depth 4 (Default)

Our bandwidth speed tests begin with the HyperX Predator PCIe M.2 solid state drive operating in AHCI mode. Using the ATTO Disk Benchmark tool, the test drive performs basic file transfers ranging from 0.5 KB to 8192 KB.

The 480GB model provided to Benchmark Reviews for testing produced 1444 MBps maximum read speeds that plateau from around 256-8192 KB file chunks, and 1024 MBps peak write bandwidth that plateaus from 128-8192 KB. These results outperform Kingston’s specifications of 1400/1000 MBps for the 480GB HyperX Predator PCIe M.2 SSD model, and secure a spot near the very top of our test results:

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In the next section, Benchmark Reviews tests sequential performance using the CrystalDiskMark 3.0 software tool…


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  1. Whynotv2

    Question…Under the “Pros” section there is a bullet point for “Low power consumption may extend battery life”. Specifically, what battery may have its life extended using the Predator PCIe M.2 SSD?

    1. Olin Coles

      The PCIe card is an adapter for systems without a native M.2 port. Specifically, both notebooks and tablets use M.2 storage devices.

  2. David Ramsey

    Is it bootable?

    1. Olin Coles

      Yes. M.2 and mSATA are just like SATA SSDs.

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