Silicon Motion Technology Corporation released the SM2271, a new SSD controller ASIC with a turnkey firmware stack which enables customers to accelerate the development of high-performance enterprise SATA SSDs with a maximum capacity of 16TB.
The SM2271 is a high-performance, 8-channel enterprise SATA SSD controller solution which supports the latest 3D TLC and QLC Flash technologies. It exploits the full potential of the SATA interface, achieving a maximum Sequential Read speed of 540 MB/s and Sequential Write speed of 520 MB/s.
The SM2271 combines enterprise-level endurance, support for high SSD capacity, and high performance for Read-intensive workloads while enabling users to maintain their existing SATA storage infrastructure for a low total cost of ownership. Providing more consistent latency than client SSDs for more reliable data Write and Read operation, the SM2271 is the ideal platform for new SATA SSD designs intended to replace lower-performance HDDs in enterprise storage, data center and industrial storage systems.
Sophisticated physical Flash media management and data integrity functions in the SM2271 ensure that the SSD performs reliably and has a long operating lifetime. Data integrity is safeguarded by end-to-end data path protection and advanced data handling firmware/software. Silicon Motion’s 6th generation proprietary NANDXtend® technology, which integrates error recovery functionality with a machine learning algorithm, prolongs data retention to improve QoS during life time.
Data security is safeguarded by the provision of AES 256-bit encryption, secure boot, and full compliance with the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Opal specification.
Silicon Motion provides a complete SSD reference design kit that includes turnkey FW minimizing development time and investment. Features include:
- Support latest 3D TLC/QLC; up to 16TB Capacity
- Consistent IOPs and predictable QoS latency
- End-to-end data protection SRAM/DRAM ECC
- Data retention extension with NANDXtend
- Self-encrypting drive (SED) with AES-256 and TCG Opal
- Secure Boot Support