For a while now, Kingston has been teasing a PCIe SSD product. We saw it at CES 2014, and then we saw the final production edition this past CES 2015, with a promise that it would be hitting stores really soon. We just got our hands on the most versatile of all the HyperX Predator PCIe SSDs versions, the HHHL version. This is the one that comes attached to a PCIe adapter card, capable of running up to x4 speeds. That gives the M.2 2280 SSD onboard, the ability to push speeds of up to 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write. Check out the video above for an unboxing and feature run down.
As mentioned, the HyperX PCIe SSD will come in a range of versions, that will come both with and without the adapter card. It will also be available in different capacities, from 240GB, 480GB (as shown) and 960GB well before the end of the year. Plus, unlike the Intel SSD 750 series 1.2TB NVMe, not only does it come in a range of capacities (and pricing), it can also be placed into any 2280 M.2 slot, which means its installation options, future and present, are more versatile.
Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE the Intel SSD 750 series NVMe, but the pricing is still a little on the high side for most users. The PCIe SSD x4 route chosen by HyperX, gives you speed and affordability it seems.
Thanks for checking out our unboxing and video overview. We’ll have the full review coming up very soon so stay tuned!