480GB HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD Review

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CrystalDiskMark

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 – Intel Z97 Platform

CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32 (as noted) for the last listed benchmark score. This can skew some results in favor of controllers that also do not support NCQ.

HyperX Predator PCIe SSD 480GB:

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Plextor M6e Black Edition 256GB:

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Benchmark Results: The Plextor M6e Black 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD topped out at 723MB/s read and 576MB/s write in the sequential benchmarks and the 4K scores were 38MB/s read and 116MB/s write. The HyperX Predator 480GB M.2 PCIe SSD managed to hit 1212MB/s read and 855MB/s write on the sequential tests and then 38MB/s read and 106MB/s write in the 4K tests.

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