This morning Kingston officially launched their HyperX Predator. This is an M.2 PCIe 2.0 x4 SSD using a Marvell 88SS9293 controller. We would normally paste their press photo here, but we were fortunate enough to get our own photo from one of the press events last night:

I can see just how this design went down. Marketing guy tells design guy "make this look cool". Design guy epically succeeds by leaving the PCIe data lane differential pair traces unmasked. There's no doubt this is a PCIe 2.0 x4 SSD, as you can clearly pick out the four sets of traces. It's a subtle thing that makes the HHHL adapter board look just so much cooler.

The HyperX Predator will also be available in a bare M.2 2280 form factor, seen here in a new Broadwell NUC:

The Marvell controller at use here is a native PCIe solution and should have no issue reaching 1.4 GB/sec reads and 1 GB/sec writes. Capacities will launch at 240 GB and 480GB, with a 960GB option coming mid 2015. We will publish a full performance review of this attractive new SSD just as soon as we get a sample in for testing.

Full press blast after the break.

Coverage of CES 2015 is brought to you by Logitech!

PC Perspective's CES 2015 coverage is sponsored by Logitech.

Follow all of our coverage of the show at https://pcper.com/ces!

 HyperX Launches High-Performance PCIe SSD

  • Powered by Marvell Controller
  • Bootable via Standard AHCI Drivers
  • Speeds up to 1400MB/s Read and 1000MB/s Write
  • PCIe Gen. 2×4 Interface in M.2 Form Factor (with optional Half-Height, Half-Length Adapter)

2015 International CES & Fountain Valley, CA – January 6, 2015 – HyperX®, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD. Shipping in February, HyperX Predator PCIe SSD will be 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. A 960GB version will ship in later Q1/Q2. Faster than SATA-based SSDs, the 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.

“As enthusiast desktop users and datacenter customers seek greater performance to break through 6Gb/s SATA limitation, Marvell’s X4-lane PCIe SSD Controller 88SS9293 provides lightning fast, next-generation SSD performance,” said Mike Chen, director of product marketing, Storage BU, Marvell. “We are proud to work with the HyperX team to deliver higher bandwidth and throughput for client systems and datacenter customers seeking to maximize storage performance.”

“HyperX is happy to soon unleash its fastest HyperX SSD to date. The PCIe form factor showcases extreme speeds while processing both compressed and uncompressed data,” said Lawrence Yang, business manager, HyperX. “We worked closely with Marvell to engineer this HyperX Predator PCIe SSD for higher performance and it more than delivers through its ultra-responsive multi-tasking and faster system performance.”

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, and headsets. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 20 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including Brasil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack, gamescom and PAX.

For more information visit the HyperX home page.
HyperX Predator PCIe SSD

Part Number

Capacity and Features

SHPM2280P2/240G

M.2 Form Factor 240GB

SHPM2280P2/480G

M.2 Form Factor 480GB

SHPM2280P2H/240G

HHHL Form Factor 240GB

SHPM2280P2H/480G

HHHL Form Factor 480GB

SHPM2280P2H/960G

HHHL Form Factor 960GB (coming later Q1/Q2)

HyperX Predator SSD Features and Benefits:

  • Fast: PCIe connection provides higher speeds than SATA-based solid-state drives for the ultimate computing experience
  • Blazing Performance: Ultra-responsive multitasking and overall faster system
  • Reliable: Rugged and durable to take your system to the edge
  • Form Factor: M.2 with optional Half-Height Half-Length adapter to fit in both new and older motherboards
  • Guaranteed: Three-year warranty and free technical support

HyperX can be found on:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kingstonhyperx
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hyperxcommunity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hyperx
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/164609?trk=tyah
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+kingston/posts

About HyperX

HyperX® is a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Established in 2002, HyperX is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visit www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx.