480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD (SHPM2280P2/480G)

CrystalDiskMark & DiskThroughPut Tester

Predator Blank Drive
Predator Blank Drive

Top speed for read in CDM is 1,568MB/s and 990.4MB/s Write. The hardest test on the 480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD was the 4K test and read hit 81.29 and write did 183.2MB/s. We’ve seen speeds in those two tests hit single digit MB/s on some devices, so the Predator stalked right past the test with flying colors.

Predator With OS Installed
Predator With OS Installed

Okay, the 480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD was a total failure here and dropped 5MB/s on the read test. Get real! 5MB/s is nothing at these speeds! 1,563MB/s is still off the charts! Writes hit a blazing 990.7MB/s and as usual the 4K test was brutal, but the Predator dug in it’s paws and sprinted right past it.

By this time we realized how little difference an OS with a GPU and virus scanner was making, so we went to testing OS installed or blank because the Predator was just sneering at the tests, no matter how we tested it.

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  1. The Samsung XP941 is commercially available! You don’t know what you’re talking about. Moreover the Plextor M6E doesn’t quite give this a run for its money but in most practical situations you’re not going to see much difference.

    • The Samsung XP941 is not the same speed drive and substantially slower ergo my statements hold true, The XP941 runs at max 1GB/s and 800MB/s a second read. As mentioned the Plextor M6E is also substantially slower and close to impossible to get. Intel now has a drive that smokes the Kingston drive but you better believe it will smoke Kingston’s price as well.

  2. why everyone is testing only the 480gb version? i did not find not a single review of the 256gb version on the internet

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