TEST: Mushkin Pilot-E 500GB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD Pilot-E with 500GB (MKNSSDPE500GB-D8) from Mushkin.
Score
4093
Price/GB
0,13 €


Technical data
Image Pilot-E
Manufacturer Mushkin
Model number MKNSSDPE500GB-D8
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
Read speed 3500 MB/s
Write speed 2300 MB/s
Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 350 Terabyte
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262EN
Price ca. 63 USD (= 0,13 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
92 %
Write speed
66 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. A total score of 4093 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Mushkin Pilot-E 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
3036,81 MB/s
2157,49 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
63,44 MB/s
156,67 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
1272,29 MB/s
1273,54 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,024 ms
0,120 ms
Score
1639
1646
Total score
4093

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of October 04, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Mushkin Pilot-E 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1763,21 MB/s
1,30 s
Program
many small files
1265,08 MB/s
5,56 s
Game
small and large files
1972,64 MB/s
3,50 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the Mushkin SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 3500MB/s and 2300MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Mushkin Pilot-E 500GB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Mushkin Pilot-E 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3530,20
2204,57
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2985,21
2255,61
RND4K
Q32T16
1357,98
1411,78
RND4K
Q1T1
67,82
176,24

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
3.366,70
2.102,40
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.846,90
2.151,10
RND4K
Q32T16
331.539,00
344.673,00
RND4K
Q1T1
16.558,30
43.027,30

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
2.374,22
3.798,80
SEQ1M
Q1T1
351,04
464,53
RND4K
Q32T16
1.542,74
1.484,18
RND4K
Q1T1
60,27
23,12

HD Tune Pro Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to make full use of the memory capacity. You can see when a cache is full and the writing performance decreases.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Mushkin Pilot-E 500GB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Mushkin M.2 SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: Mushkin Pilot-E 500GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Mushkin M.2 SSD . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Mushkin Pilot-E 500GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the Mushkin M.2 SSD here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better.

SSD-Z TEST: Mushkin Pilot-E 500GB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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