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Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe SSD

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Test System and Benchmarks for the Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe SSD

Test SSD was connected via the included PCIe expansion card in a PCIe x8 slot. C-states and EIST disabled for the Intel Core i7-5960x CPU and Windows power saving set to high-performance. The system is left to idle for a period of time after each run.  Benchmarks are provided “as-is” in screenshot form for full transparency. As with the rest of our reviews, performance behavior is the goal instead of simply direct comparisons. All the benchmarks here are easily reproducible and requires no special hardware that cannot be purchased by the public.

Processor Intel Core i7-5960x (Retail)
Motherboard Gigabyte X99m-Gaming 5
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury 2400MHz DDR4 CL15
Drive Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB & Plextor PX-G256M6e M.2 SSD
Video Card Gigabyte GTX 980 Gaming
Thermal Compound Noctua NT-H1
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme
Case DimasTech Easy CL
Power Supply  NZXT Hale 90 V2 1000 Watt
Operating System Windows 8.1 Pro

Initial Windows format shows 447.00GB available after NTFS quick format:


Crystal Disk Info to show initial info, although it appears that not much info is visible here, it does verify TRIM, NCQ and APM support as well as reveal the firmware version.



Crystal Disk Mark benchmarks read and write tests for sequential, 512K, 4K and queue depth 32 4K. Both random (default) and 0-fill sets were performed to show compressible and incompressible performance:

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Kingston HyperX Predator

ATTO disk benchmark is a 32-bit compressible data benchmark that measures read and write speeds across various file transfer sizes from 0.5KB to 8192KB to show SSD behavior. Read speeds peaks at 1548666 MB/sec from 512KB and up while peak write speeds peak at 970248 MB/sec.

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Unlike ATTO, AS SSD uses incompressible data for benchmarking and can measure read/write performance in MB/s or in iops. AS SSD also has a Copy Benchmark which simulates ISO, Game and program performance, providing both speed and access time results.

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Anvil Storage Utilities is a comprehensive storage testing program that provides plenty of information and option for each test. For this review, 100% incompressible, 46% incompressible (simulating Applications) and 0-fill compression data were used to observe behavior across.

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PCMark 8 from Futuremark is a semi-synthetic testing suite that has a specialized Storage testing performance feature. It simulates storage performance while playing games, running productivity and creative programs and generates a total score based on how long each test took and the storage device behavior during its 3-set run.

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