Mushkin Pilot-E 500Gb NVMe tech review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

What memory type installed in Mushkin Pilot-E 500Gb and more specifications read below on this site.

Mushkin Pilot-E 500Gb NVMe tech review

Mushkin Pilot-E 500Gb is powered by Silicon Motion SM2262EN. The internal SSD write a data location map on Dynamic-Random Access Memory Micron LPDDR3 SDRAM to launch a programs without delays. The Pilot-E comes equipped with Micron 3D TLC flash memory. SSD besides, available in 2 Tb and 1 Tb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

This NVMe works on PCIe M.2 3.0 x 4 with maximum read speeds 3500 MB/s, and sequential write speeds 2300 MB/s. This model has input/output performance 339000 on reading and 338000 on writing operations.

Endurance and warranty

Manufacturer provide 3 years warranty for this product that limited by 350 TBW. As well it has 1.5 million hours mean time between failure.


Category Value
Capacity 500 Gb
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) 350
MTBF (million hours) 1.5
Warranty (years) 3


Pilot-E (500Gb) produced by Mushkin support previous bus standard that is twice slower than PCIe Gen4. The sequential write speed is 2300 Mbps, that is pretty good for this expansion standard. The NVMe SSD can write 350 TBW, that is good against closest competitors. When everything is weighed in the balance, Mushkin Pilot-E 500Gb is a well-rounded SSD.

+ Pros

  • Good writing speed
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • PCIe 3.0
  • Capacity

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Mushkin Pilot-E Review


The Mushkin Pilot-E has Micron LPDDR3 SDRAM. Dynamic Random-Access Memory in their controller help to increase endurance and IOPS.

The Mushkin Pilot-E due to the low density of memory chips can work with no further cooling systems. Some motherboards or laptops already has additional cooling above or below the storage for improving performance during times of high loads.

The Mushkin Pilot-E 500Gb has write speed 2300 Mb/s, read speed 3500 Mb/s. 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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