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Bertrand J.

Bertrand J.

Joined on 04/16/11

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Most Favorable Review

Fast Drive, but with a few caveats...

HyperX Predator M.2 2280 240GB PCI-Express 2.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SHPM2280P2/240G
HyperX Predator M.2 2280 240GB PCI-Express 2.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SHPM2280P2/240G

Pros: Not to repeat all of the positives that everyone else has so eloquently stated on using this as a boot device, but they are right! In fact, if it were not for the cons that I encountered, I would have given this a 5-star rating, but I will have to re-evaluate this after the dust settles with a conflict between Kingston and Asus.

Cons: I installed this on a new ASUS Z97-Pro (USB 3.1 w/ wifi) MB. These are the cons, which is either an ASUS problem or Kingston...they both point the finger to each other >< haha : 1) The HDD LED on the computer's front panel WILL ALWAYS STAY ON when booting this device. This is annoying because you will never know of any true HDD activity on a multi-drive system. 2) The Windows 10 upgrade, from Windows 8.1, just does not work (for me) with this device attached! I did not do a clean install, but on-line research turns up many other people encountering similar issues with this SSD / Mobo combination upgrading or clean installing. The issue is that it slowly crawls when it is trying to do the installing of files during the actual Windows 10 upgrade 3-step process. For instance, It took 8 hours just to reach 17% of the overall process, but it was still 1/3 of the way through the overall upgrade process. What a joke!

Overall Review: So, until either Kingston, or Asus figures out the HDD LED being on all the time, and Kingston, Asus, and maybe Microsoft mulls over the Windows 10 upgrade/install woes, I would say be prepared to test these scenarios if you plan on buying this SSD and plan on upgrading/installing Windows 10. Be prepared to get a replacement plan, too, incase you cannot test his and reach a decision in a timely manner before opting for another SSD ..or is it the mobo? LOL