In case you’re searching for performance, then SSDs – Solid State Drives – is the best approach. Anyhow if you need the absolute best performance then you need to put behind you the SATA port and go for the much faster PCIe port.

This is exactly what Kingston’s new HyperX Predator PCIe SSD does, bringing read speeds to 1400MB/s and write speeds topping out at 1000MB/s to desktop and laptop systems.

The drive comes in two choices: a card that slots direct into an M.2 PCIe slot present on a numerous new systems, or a ‘Half-Height, Half-Length’ (HHHL) adapter card that changes a free a PCIe x4 (or higher) slot on the motherboard into a M.2 PCIe slot. The HHHL adapter comes with both a standard and low-profile brackets to allow it to fit in thin desktop builds.

The HyperX Predator PCIe is offered in 240GB (more or less $230) and 480GB (roughly $460) for the drive-only configuration, and accompanies a three-year guarantee.


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