Mushkin Pilot 1Tb SSD tech specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

What memory type installed in Mushkin Pilot 1Tb and further characteristics watch on this site.

Mushkin Pilot 1Tb SSD tech specs

Mushkin Pilot 1Tb use Silicon Motion SM2262 controller. This NVMe SSD has DRAM Nanya DDR3L for mapping data, located on the storage. The Pilot comes equipped with Micron TLC memory. Mushkin Pilot besides, available in three capacities, including 250 Gb, 500 Gb and 120 Gb.

Performance and benchmarks

Internal SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard with maximum read speeds 1500 MB/s, and maximum write speeds equals to 1000 Mbps. Pilot has IOPS 120000 on reading and 100000 on writing operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 5 years of warranty that limited by endurance 488 TBW. The Pilot has 1 million hours MTBF.


Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262
Memory type Micron TLC
Read speed (Mb/s) 1500
Write speed (Mb/s) 1000
Read IOPS 120000
Write IOPS 100000
Endurance (TBW) 488
MTBF (million hours) 1
Warranty (years) 5


Pilot (1Tb) produced by Mushkin support previous bus standard that is significantly slower than PCIe 4.0. The maximum write speed is 1000 Mbps, that is slower than has most of competitors. The drive has endurance 488 TBW, that is not very much in comparison with nearest competitors. On balance, Mushkin Pilot 1Tb has more cons and our editor do not recommend to spend money for it.

+ Pros

  • Capacity

- Cons

  • Slow writing speed
  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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The Mushkin Pilot has Nanya DDR3L. DRAM makes drive work faster, but also more expensive.

The Pilot 1Tb due to the low density of memory chips able to function without further cooling systems. Some motherboards or laptops designed with additional cooling below or above the drive to improve performance during high loads.

The Mushkin Pilot has write speed 1000 Mb per second, sequential read speed 1500 Mbps. SSD works on Silicon Motion SM2262 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND memory type is Micron TLC.
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