Marvell Unveils New SSD 6Gb/s SATA Controller

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.

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  • LuckyDucky7
    If it beats (or is very near) SF-2281-controlled drives in compressible writes, I'm in.
    If there's support for TRIM on a RAID array, I'm in.

    I still wish a manufacturer would slap on 2-4GB of DRAM cache- though I'd still love to see the benchmarks of a drive with 1GB DRAM and this controller.
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  • xyriin
    Yet another Marvell controller? They need to put out good firmware and drivers for the pieces of junk they currently have out there instead of releasing another beta product. You know there is a problem when you have to downgrade your SSDs from the Marvell SATA III controller to SATA II controller in order to avoid things like disk access lockups.

    /much hate for Marvell due to multiple product failures