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Shopping for the newest PCIe / NVMe SSDs, I ran across the HyperX Predator series from Kingston, all 4 versions not too far from recent lows, and well below recent average prices (Quantities limited):

Kingston HyperX Predator 240GB PCIe Gen2 x4 (M.2) Solid State Drive $143.99 [amazon.com] (avg $178)

Kingston Digital HyperX Predator 240 GB PCIe Gen2 x4 Solid State Drive 8-Inch $152.38 [amazon.com] (avg $218) - now $159.99

Kingston Digital HyperX Predator 480 GB PCIe Gen2 x 4 Solid State Drive 8-Inch $299.99 [amazon.com] (avg $458)

Kingston Digital HyperX Predator 480 GB PCIe Gen2 x4 M.2 Solid State Drive 3.5-Inch $299.00 [amazon.com](avg $375) - now $289.99

For those unaware PCIe SSDs, like the reigning champ Samsung 950 Pro, make some people claim they can never go back to SATA SSDs (I got the 256GB recently on Jet.com for around $165 with new user coupon), but they are pricey indeed and not every user will see speed increase.
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For those that don't have an m.2 slot, cool. For those that do, the Samsung 950's are faster.
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I want to upgrade SSD in MacBook Pro A1398, will one of this work.
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Where are you getting those average prices? They seem a little steep to me.
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Do these have the same overheating issues at the 950 pro?
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Where are you getting those average prices? They seem a little steep to me.
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Yeah, the 480 pci has been right around this price on Amazon since end of April. I don't think that would be considered a deal at the current $299. The prices will drop further in fall as the years series are released and time drives them down further. ...But isn't that the game with all technology!
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I don't have a m.2 slot, at least i don't think i do; what should i expect? should i just go with the regular sata technology; i have an older MB: ASRock LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard B75M-DGS R2.0 - thanks for any help!
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I know in the past these were not bootable, was that issue addressed and can these now be bootable with a OS installed on them? Or are they still just an add on storage to a existing OS?
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I know in the past these were not bootable, was that issue addressed and can these now be bootable with a OS installed on them? Or are they still just an add on storage to a existing OS?

this was on the amazon page with Kingston replying:

Question: Can you use this as your Bootable HD(OS)?
Answer: Hello Ahmed,
The HyperX Predator PCIe M.2 SSD can be used as a bootable HD. As long as the PCIe slot is functional the system should recognized it as a disk drive and allow you to install or clone your OS to it. The drive will boot like other disk drives except most likely much faster than others.
Thank you for considering the HyperX Predator!
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By Kingston Technology on March 30, 2015
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this was on the amazon page with Kingston replying:

Question: Can you use this as your Bootable HD(OS)?
Answer: Hello Ahmed,
The HyperX Predator PCIe M.2 SSD can be used as a bootable HD. As long as the PCIe slot is functional the system should recognized it as a disk drive and allow you to install or clone your OS to it. The drive will boot like other disk drives except most likely much faster than others.
Thank you for considering the HyperX Predator!
-Jewel @ HyperX Technical Support see less
By Kingston Technology on March 30, 2015
Cool good to see that, now these things actually have some usefulness. I still would prefer a normal SSD though, when you can get 1TB SSD now for the price of one of these 240's/480's.
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I don't have a m.2 slot, at least i don't think i do; what should i expect? should i just go with the regular sata technology; i have an older MB: ASRock LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard B75M-DGS R2.0 - thanks for any help!
In going to say no, technically you can try to modify bios but those are limited mobos and mostly on the performance chipset

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I know in the past these were not bootable, was that issue addressed and can these now be bootable with a OS installed on them? Or are they still just an add on storage to a existing OS?
Depending on chipset you can boot off them. Most of the Z97, X99 and Z170 can boot off these without any issues
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Are these much faster than a Samsung EVO SSD? I am looking at boot up and file access time (not large file transfers).
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Are these much faster than a Samsung EVO SSD? I am looking at boot up and file access time (not large file transfers).
Yes, faster, maybe roughly 25% according to this [userbenchmark.com]
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I want to upgrade SSD in MacBook Pro A1398, will one of this work.
maybe not [stackexchange.com]
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