Mushkin Pilot 250Gb NVMe SSD tech specs

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Mushkin's Pilot NVMe SSD use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 interface. Read below about this SSD here.

Mushkin Pilot 250Gb NVMe SSD tech specs

Mushkin Pilot 250Gb is powered by Silicon Motion SM2262. The NVMe write a data location map on Dynamic-Random Access Memory Nanya DDR3L to open a files without delays. The Pilot comes equipped with Micron TLC flash memory. Mushkin Pilot is offered also in 3 capacities: 120 Gb, 1 Tb and 500 Gb.

Performance and benchmarks

Mushkin Pilot use PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus with maximum write speeds equals to 1000 Mbps, and maximum read speeds 1500 MB/s. This model has IOPS 120000 on reading and 100000 on writing operations.

Endurance and warranty

Mushkin give 5 years warranty period that limited by 263 Total Bytes Written. The Pilot has 1 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 250 Gb
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) 263
MTBF (million hours) 1
Warranty (years) 5


Pilot (250Gb) produced by Mushkin support PCIe Gen3 that is twice slower than PCIe 4. The sequential write speed is 1000 Mbps, that is slower than has most of rivals. The Internal SSD has endurance 263 TBW, that is pretty good compared to nearest rivals. Weighing all these factors, Mushkin Pilot 250Gb has more minuses and we highly do not advise to spend money for it.

+ Pros

  • Endurance

- Cons

  • Slow writing speed
  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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The Mushkin Pilot has Nanya DDR3L. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes drive faster, but also more expensive.

The Pilot 250Gb due to the low density of memory chips able to operate without additional heat sinks. Some laptops or motherboards designed with thermal pads above and below the drive to enhance performance during heavy loads.

The Pilot 250Gb has write speed 1000 Mb per second, read speed 1500 Mb per second. It run on Silicon Motion SM2262 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The memory type is Micron TLC.
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