Without a doubt, PCI Express is the next big frontier for enthusiast-class solid state disks. Several companies are gearing up to make a big entry into this market and Kingston just announced the availability of its HyperX Predator PCIe SSDs.
Available in 240GB and 480GB capacities, the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD promises read speeds of up to 1400MB/s, write speeds of up to 1000MB/s and random 4k write performance of 119,000 IOPS (118,000 for the 480GB model). These storage solutions use a Marvell 88SS9293 controller and communicate over the PCIe Gen 2.0 x4 interface. They have a M.2 2280 form factor but can be used in a PCIe slot via an adapter card.
Pricing is said to be $229 or the 240GB model and $459 for the 480GB version.
HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD. Shipping immediately, HyperX Predator PCIe SSD is the highest-end SSD with the fastest speeds in the HyperX lineup.
HyperX Predator PCIe SSD offers large capacities (240GB, 480GB) and incredible speeds to take systems to the edge. Faster than SATA-based SSDs, the PCIe generation 2.0 x4 interface delivers speeds up to 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write for ultra-responsive multitasking and an overall faster system. It is powered by the Marvell 88SS9293 controller.
The M.2 form factor ensures next-generation platform support with an M.2 PCIe slot. An optional half-height, half-length (HHHL) adapter is also available for many existing motherboards without an M.2 socket. The HHHL adapter comes with both standard and low-profile brackets to fit in slim profile desktop builds.