Mushkin Pilot-E 2Tb NVMe SSD detailed review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

What memory type installed in Pilot-E (2Tb) produced by Mushkin and extra specs explore here.

Mushkin Pilot-E 2Tb NVMe SSD detailed review

Mushkin Pilot-E 2Tb use Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller. This drive has DRAM Micron LPDDR3 SDRAM to keep a map of where data is located on the NVMe SSD. The Pilot-E comes equipped with Micron 3D TLC memory. This NVMe besides, available in 1 Tb and 500 Gb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

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

Endurance and warranty

Mushkin give 3 years of warranty that limited by 983 Total Bytes Written. The Pilot-E has 1.5 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 2 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) 983
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) 3


Mushkin Pilot-E 2Tb support PCIe Gen3 that is undoubtedly slower than PCIe Gen4. The write speed is 2300 Mb/s, that is pretty good for this expansion standard. The NVMe can write 983 TBW, that is not very much in comparison with nearest competitors. On balance, Mushkin Pilot-E 2Tb is a well-rounded SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Writing speed

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Video Review

Mushkin Pilot-E M.2 NVMe SSD Review


The Mushkin Pilot-E has Micron LPDDR3 SDRAM. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes drive faster, but also more expensive.

The Mushkin Pilot-E 2Tb due to the high density of memory chips require the installation of additional heat sink. This will reduce temperature of the memory chips and controller. Some motherboards or laptops already has thermal pads below and above the storage to enhance productivity during heavy loads.

The Pilot-E 2Tb has maximum write speed 2300 Mb/s, maximum read speed 3500 Mbps. NVMe works on Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller and M.2 3.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The NAND flash memory type is Micron 3D TLC.
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