What's an SSD without a controller? A reckless SSD. Just kidding. But in all seriousness, these controllers are vital to the performance and uptime of a solid state drive, and Marvell's delivering a new kid on the block for use with what could end up being your next unit. The company this week announced mass deployment of the 88SS9187 SATA controller, a 6Gb/sec unit that includes on-chip RAID functionality, an enhanced ECC engine, improved NAND control logic and SATA Rev. 3.1 compliance. It's engineered to meet the news of both consumers and enterprise users, and the company states that a significant number of high-profile SSD
manufacturers are set to deploy Marvell's newest solution immediately, with additional partners expected to integrate 88SS9187 implementations later this year.
Marvell's newest SSD controller boasts an open, world-class architecture that supports industry-standard, high-speed NAND Flash interface up to 200MB/s per channel. The 88SS9187 also offers a groundbreaking correction capability thanks to its high performance ECC engine with Adaptive Read and Write Scheme and on-chip RAID functionality to allow use of the latest generation of NAND Flash devices in the fast-growing SSD markets.
Keep an eye out for who is controlling your next SSD: might just be Marvell!