Kingston starts sales of PCIe HyperX Predator SSDs
Kingston has released to market the first PCIe HyperX Predator SSDs, which were demonstrated for the first time back in January 2015. The new SSDs use Marvell 88SS9293 memory controllers and offer an M.2 form factor with a PCIe 2.0 x4 interface. The new line has two models as of now – with capacities of 240 GB and 480 GB with both of them being able to be used as M.2 or PCIe devices. A single such SSD measures 80 x 22 x 3.5 mm, while the entire PCIe card measures 181 x 121 x 21.6 mm.
Speed-wise the PCIe HyperX Predator SSDs offer a sequential read speed of 1400 MB/sec for both models. The write speed is different – the 240 GB model reaches up to 600 MB/sec, while the 480 GB model is faster at 1000 MB/sec. The 240 GB drive offers 120 000 IOPS when reading and 78 000 IOPS when writing; the 480 GB model reaches 117 000 IOPS when reading and 70 000 IOPS when writing. The first model is designed for up to 415 TB of data written, while the second more spacious model can withstand 882 TB of written data.
As to pricing the 240 GB model can be yours for USD 230, while the 480 GB model sells for USD 460.