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Kingston HyperX Predator 480GB m.2 PCIe SSD Review

PCMark 8 Advanced Workload Performance

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In the next two sections, we'll observe that high throughput doesn't translate to low latency, which is used to measure the user experience.

Our throughput tests convey combined performance after a heavy workload. Your own SSD's performance will also change over time depending on what it was subjected to previously. If you give an SSD time to recover, its performance will improve. Different flash and controller architectures determine how long this takes, though. Even different products with the same fundamental components can vary. 

A look at throughput throughout the test shows the HyperX Predator in a cluster around the middle of the chart. Let's continue with a look at the latency measurements.

Chris Ramseyer
Chris Ramseyer is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews consumer storage.