Random Read Performance
The 1TB Pilot-E doesn't break into the 18,000 IOPS range at QD1 random read, but it comes very close with a strong 17,455 IOPS. The drive scales well as we increase the workload. This performance should relate well to some of our real-world performance tests like gaming, and system responsiveness.
Random Write Performance
The Pilot-E is down slightly in random write performance as well compared to the two previously tested SM2262EN SSDs. The difference between the three drives is within the margin of error, so we're not too concerned. At these speeds, a few IOPS doesn't matter much because the latency is already so low.