Average Bench: 284% (24th of 1011)

Based on 926 user benchmarks.  Models: MKNSSDPL500GB-D8, NVMe MKNSSDPL500GB-D8

Outstanding average bench

The Mushkin Pilot NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 184.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Mushkin Pilot NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 817MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,124MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Pilot NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 166%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Mushkin Pilot NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 137MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,043MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 926 samples)
Min Avg Max
839 Read 2,124 2,469
522 Write 1,369 1,589
607 Mixed 1,043 1,161
502 SusWrite 1,310 1,573
326% 1,462 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.6 4K Read 55 64.7
77.5 4K Write 137 192
48.9 4K Mixed 75.8 93.3
253% 89.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
385 DQ Read 1,017 1,317
229 DQ Write 800 1,096
188 DQ Mixed 817 997
636% 878 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
294GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1376 1531 1537 1553 1540 1504 MB/s
Read 2,406
Write 1,488
Mixed 1,083
SusWrite 1,507
361% 1,621 MB/s
4K Read 65.7
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 92.4
311% 111 MB/s
DQ Read 1,304
DQ Write 1,079
DQ Mixed 937
771% 1,107 MB/s
332GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN105 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1506 1607 1589 1610 1596 1597 MB/s
Read 2449
Write 1,610
Mixed 1,186
SusWrite 1,584
381% 1,707 MB/s
4K Read 60.7
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 81.3
273% 96 MB/s
DQ Read 1,052
DQ Write 906
DQ Mixed 987
738% 982 MB/s
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN105 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1576 1552 1621 1579 1626 1588 MB/s
Read 2,426
Write 1,623
Mixed 1135
SusWrite 1,590
378% 1,694 MB/s
4K Read 57.5
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 79.6
256% 87.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,008
DQ Write 890
DQ Mixed 949
711% 949 MB/s
198GB free
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1495 1508 1545 1569 1560 1577 MB/s
Read 2,395
Write 1,572
Mixed 1,156
SusWrite 1,542
372% 1,666 MB/s
4K Read 56.3
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 76.4
252% 87.8 MB/s
DQ Read 934
DQ Write 835
DQ Mixed 896
669% 889 MB/s
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1349 1359 1358 1394 1351 1384 MB/s
Read 2,044
Write 1,364
Mixed 1,089
SusWrite 1,366
327% 1,466 MB/s
4K Read 62.3
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 88.8
295% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1292
DQ Write 822
DQ Mixed 948
736% 1,021 MB/s
307GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN105 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1230 1458 1543 1513 1516 1469 MB/s
Read 2,240
Write 1464
Mixed 1,087
SusWrite 1,455
348% 1,562 MB/s
4K Read 58.2
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 81.5
266% 92.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,000
DQ Write 839
DQ Mixed 875
668% 905 MB/s
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Typical Pilot NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 23,566 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 106%
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Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $528

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