HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology, has just unveiled the new Predator PCIe SSD. Offered in capacities of 240GB and 480GB, the Predator offers up to 1,400MBps and 1,000MBps of read/write speed. Needless to say, this level of performance is only achievable with a PCIe SSD, which is much more superior to a conventional SATA SSD.
Other than that, the HyperX Predator also boasts an impressive endurance rating of 1.7 Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD), which basically means that it supports up to 805GB of writes per day over the 3-year warranty period. On top of that, if this 18-month long experiment is any indication of an SSD’s endurance, the Predator can potentially last you a lifetime.
If your motherboard doesn’t support PCIe SSDs, don’t worry. The HyperX Predator also comes with an optional half-height, half-length (HHHL) adapter for motherboards without an M.2 socket. Of course, you wouldn’t be taking full advantage of the speed that the Predator offers if it’s not connected to an M.2 slot.
Unfortunately, the retail price and availability of the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD have not been made known yet. Since a PCIe SSD is quite a rarity in the current market, coupled with the fact that the Predator offers such a high level of performance, it will not come cheap. You can find more information about the Predator here.