Mushkin Pilot-E 1Tb NVMe tech review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

How fast is the Mushkin Pilot-E 1Tb and extra characteristics read below on this site.

Mushkin Pilot-E 1Tb NVMe tech review

Mushkin's 1Tb Pilot-E NVMe use Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller. The NVMe SSD write a data location map on DRAM Micron LPDDR3 SDRAM to run a games without delays. The Pilot-E comes equipped with Micron 3D TLC flash memory. Internal SSD also available in 2 Tb and 500 Gb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

Drive works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 bus with maximum read speeds 3500 Mbps, and maximum write speeds 2300 MB/s. Pilot-E has input/output performance 338000 on writing and 339000 on reading operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 3 years warranty period that limited by 667 TBW. The Pilot-E has 1.5 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 3.0 x 4
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262EN
Memory type Micron 3D TLC
Read speed (Mb/s) 3500
Write speed (Mb/s) 2300
Read IOPS 339000
Write IOPS 338000
Endurance (TBW) 667
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) 3


Pilot-E (1Tb) produced by Mushkin support PCIe Gen3 that is twice slower than PCIe 4.0. The write speed is 2300 Mbps, that is common for this computer expansion bus standard. The NVMe has endurance 667 TBW, that is poor against nearest competitors. When everything is weighed in the balance, Mushkin Pilot-E 1Tb is a well-balanced SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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Mushkin Pilot-E Review


The Mushkin Pilot-E has Micron LPDDR3 SDRAM. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) in their controller help to improve input/output performance and endurance.

The Mushkin Pilot-E due to the low density of memory chips able to function with no extra heat sinks. Some motherboards designed with additional cooling below or above the drive to enhance productivity during times of heavy loads.

The Pilot-E 1Tb has maximum write speed 2300 Mb/s, sequential read speed 3500 Mbps. It operate on Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 interface standard. The NAND flash memory type is Micron 3D TLC.
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