Tuesday, May 9th 2017

Mushkin Launches its Pilot Series M.2 NVMe SSDs

Mushkin launched the Pilot line of M.2 NVMe SSDs, which it debuted at the 2018 CES. The drives combine Silicon Motion SM2262 controller with 3D TLC NAND flash memory. Built in the M.2-2280 form-factor, the drives feature PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface, and take advantage of the NVMe 1.3 protocol. The drive comes in four capacities - 120 GB, 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 TB, which differ in performance.

The 120 GB variant offers sequential transfer speeds of up to 1215 MB/s reads, with up to 515 MB/s writes, up to 91,000 IOPS 4K random reads, and up to 133,000 IOPS 4K random writes. The 250 GB variant is almost twice as fast, with up to 2470 MB/s sequential reads, up to 1000 MB/s sequential writes, up to 179,000 IOPS 4K random reads, and up to 257,000 IOPS 4K random writes. The 500 GB variant is faster still, with up to 2680 MB/s sequential reads, with up to 1755 MB/s writes, up to 335,000 IOPS 4K random reads, and up to 277,000 IOPS 4K random writes. The 1 TB variant leads the pack, with up to 2710 MB/s sequential reads, with up to 1755 MB/s writes, up to 283,000 IOPS 4K random reads, and up to 280,000 IOPS 4K random writes. The drives are backed by 3-year warranties.
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3 Comments on Mushkin Launches its Pilot Series M.2 NVMe SSDs

#1
Caring1
I would prefer to see average read/writes, not peak figures.
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pat-roner
I just wanna see pricing.

Unless they undercut Samsung with at least $10-20 i will always buy Samsung.
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Bergz
pat-roner said:
I just wanna see pricing.

Unless they undercut Samsung with at least $10-20 i will always buy Samsung.
I just picked up the 250GB Pilot for $79 this weekend on Newegg for a budget game system. Will see how it stands up against my 960 EVO. Even if it is truly 80% as fast, I will be very happy about that.
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