Mushkin Pilot 500Gb NVMe tech specifications

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

What memory type installed in Mushkin Pilot 500Gb and extra details read below on our page.

Mushkin Pilot 500Gb NVMe tech specifications

Pilot (500Gb) produced by Mushkin works on Silicon Motion SM2262 controller. The NVMe storing a data location map on Dynamic-Random Access Memory Nanya DDR3L to run a games faster. The Pilot comes equipped with Micron TLC memory. NVMe SSD also available in three capacities: 1 Tb, 120 Gb and 250 Gb.

Performance and benchmarks

Storage works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 expansion standard with sequential write speeds equals to 1000 Mbps, and sequential read speeds 1500 MB/s. This model has IOPS 120000 on reading and 100000 on writing operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer give 5 years warranty that limited by 375 TBW. As well it has 1 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 500 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) 375
MTBF (million hours) 1
Warranty (years) 5


Pilot (500Gb) produced by Mushkin use PCIe 3.0 that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe 4. The write speed is 1000 Mb/s, that is slower than has most of rivals. The Internal SSD has endurance 375 TBW, that is quite well against closest competitors. On balance, Mushkin Pilot 500Gb has more cons 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 in their controller help to improve endurance and IOPS.

The Mushkin Pilot due to the low density of memory chips able to last with no extra cooling systems. Some motherboards or laptops already has thermal pads below or above the SSD for improving performance during heavy loads.

The Pilot 500Gb has maximum write speed 1000 Mb per second, maximum read speed 1500 Mb per second. Storage run on Silicon Motion SM2262 controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The NAND memory type is Micron TLC.
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