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Mushkin Pilot-E NVMe M.2 SSD Review (Page 3)

Chris Ramseyer | Aug 21, 2019 at 11:11 pm CDT - 1 min, 1 sec reading time for this page
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: MushkinModel: MKNSSDPL1TB-D8

Sequential Performance

Sequential Read Performance

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Given how long the SM2262EN controller has been on the market, we won't see too many surprises today. We suspect the Mushkin Pilot-E uses a newer firmware compared to when we tested the SX8200 Pro and EX950 since there are some subtle differences in performance here and there.

The sequential read performance hits the same 3,500 MB/s, the same as the other top tier drives shipping today. The queue depth (QD) 2 performance is a little lower than some of the others due to a slightly slower ramp up.

Sequential Write Performance

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The red line from the Pilot-E is barely visible on the line chart. The BPX Pro, SX8200 Pro, and EX950 lines hide the Pilot-E's sequential write performance. The drives all overlap step-for-step across the queue depth range.

Sustained Sequential Write Performance

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In this test, we use a sustained 128KB write across the entire user area of the drive instead of measuring burst performance. The three SM2262EN controlled drives show very similar performance as you would expect.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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