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The HyperX Predator 480 GiB

The Kingston HyperX Predator 480 GiB comes in a small box. Besides the M.2 SSD unit installed in a half-height PCI Express 2.0 x4 expansion card adapter, there is a bracket to install the card in half-height cases, a manual, and a case sticker.

The product also comes with a serial number for you to download and install the Acronis True Image HD software, which allows you to copy all the contents of your boot drive to the new SSD, in order to use it as a boot drive without reinstalling the operating system.

Kingston HyperX Predator vs. HyperX Savage 480 GBFigure 1: box

Kingston HyperX Predator vs. HyperX Savage 480 GBFigure 2: the contents of the package

Figure 3 shows the solder side of the adapter card. Keep in mind that this card can also be installed in PCI Express x8 or x16 slots.

Kingston HyperX Predator vs. HyperX Savage 480 GBFigure 3: solder side

The M.2 card can be easily removed from the adapter card. If your motherboard has an M.2 slot with PCI Express 2.0 x4 connection, you can install the HyperX Predator directly in this slot. Remember, however, that some motherboard has an M.2 slot that is only compatible with SATA connection; in this case, the HyperX Predator will not work, and you must use the adapter card.

Kingston HyperX Predator vs. HyperX Savage 480 GBFigure 4: M.2 card removed from the adapter