Mushkin Helix-L 500Gb SSD tech specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Mushkin's Helix-L use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard. Read below about this SSD here.

Mushkin Helix-L 500Gb SSD tech specs

Helix-L (500Gb) produced by Mushkin is powered by Silicon Motion SM2263XT. The Helix-L comes equipped with TLC flash memory. NVMe SSD is offered also in three capacities, including 1 Tb, 250 Gb and 120 Gb.

Performance and benchmarks

Internal SSD works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard with sequential read speeds 1700 MB/s, and maximum write speeds 1500 MB/s. It also has input/output performance 250000 on writing and 280000 on reading operations.

Endurance and warranty

Mushkin give 3 years of warranty.


Category Value
Capacity 500 Gb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Silicon Motion SM2263XT
Memory type TLC
DRAM n/a
Read speed (Mb/s) 1700
Write speed (Mb/s) 1500
Read IOPS 280000
Write IOPS 250000
Endurance (TBW) n/a
MTBF (million hours) n/a
Warranty (years) 3


Helix-L (500Gb) produced by Mushkin use PCIe Gen3 that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe 4. The maximum write speed is 1500 Mb/s, that is slower than has most of rivals. When everything is weighed in the balance, Mushkin Helix-L 500Gb has more minuses and our editor do not recommend to purchase it.

+ Pros

  • None

- Cons

  • Slow writing speed
  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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Video Review

Unboxing Mushkin Helix L – 500GB PCIe NVMe 1 3 – M 2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive SSD – Gen3 x4


The Mushkin Helix-L 500Gb has no dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) or information about it is unknown. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes drive work faster, but more expensive.

The Mushkin Helix-L 500Gb due to the low density of memory chips may work without extra cooling systems. Some motherboards already has thermal pads above and below the storage to improve productivity during times of high loads.

The Helix-L 500Gb has write speed 1500 Mb/s, maximum read speed 1700 Mb per second. NVMe works on Silicon Motion SM2263XT controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The memory type is TLC.
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