Marvell unveils new SSD 6Gb/s SATA controller
Marvell announced mass market availability of its new 88SS9187 SATA controller that will find its way into SSDs for ultrabooks. The controller comes with a SATA 6Gb (Rev 3.1) interface and supports NAND flash data transfer rates of up to 200 MB/s per channel (up to eight channels are supported). Marvell boasts a sequential read performance of around 500MB/s even at dirty drive conditions.
According to the manufacturer, the device also features “groundbreaking correction capability” based on an ECC engine with Adaptive Read and Write Scheme, as well as on-chip RAID support. 88SS9187 includes a DDR3 DRAM interface that can carry up to 1 GB of memory.
Marvell said it is targeting both enterprise and mobile devices with the controller and claims that the 88SS9187 features the lowest active and stand-by power consumption rates of any SATA 6Gb controller available at this time.
SOURCE via CNET