Marvell Announces New SATA 3.1 6Gb/s SSD Controller

Written by John Ponio    Thursday, 15 March 2012 13:54

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Marvell has recently announced a new SSD controller that promises to deliver top-of-the-line performance while lowering costs and power consumption. The Marvell® 88SS9187 SATA controller delivers up to 200MB/s per channel. Alan Armstrong, VP of Marketing for the Storage Business Group at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., said,

"We continue to drive market-leading innovation in our SATA technology products, as seen with today’s launch of the 88SS9187 SATA controller powered by high performance embedded processor technology. The best-in-class, open architecture of the device allows SSD manufacturers to fully customize their products to meet specific customer demands and distinguish their products based on price, performance, power and functionality. Marvell is thrilled to be leading the industry with our advanced SSD acceleration technology, which is enabling our partners to take their products to the next level." 

Other features include:

  • Supports on-chip RAID technology for the NAND device with flexible customer firmware based algorithm to optimize retiring of defective NAND block, plane, die or device.
  • Supports high-speed DDR3 DRAM interface with support for up to 1 G byte memory that permits customer to implement highly performance optimized mapping algorithms.
  • Maximum sequential read performance for a SATA 6G device.
  • ~500MB/s of sequential write performance even at dirty drive conditions.
  • Best-in-class Random Read and Write IOPS with minimum over-provisioning and minimal performance degradation.
You can read the full press release here