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Silicon Motion SM2262EN Controller Preview

Silicon Motion designs some of the best performing SSD controllers out. SSDs like the ADATA S11, Intel 760p, and HP EX920 deliver incredible performance and value with the SM2262 powering them. But, today we have in our hands something a bit better than that, a little gem if you will. Today, we have Silicon Motion’s latest PCIe 3.1 x4 NVMe …

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Silicon Motion Announces SM2270 Dual-Mode Enterprise SSD Controller – Flash Memory Summit 2018 Update

Silicon Motion is present at Flash Memory Summit 2018 in Santa Clara, California, and they are announcing their new SM2270 dual-mode enterprise-class SSD NAND controller.  The dual-mode SM2270 is a complete SSD NAND controller solution, and can be provided with either turnkey firmware or customer specific firmware.  The SM2270 supports standard NVMe protocols, plus now supports Open Channel storage implementations.  …

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Silicon Motion Announces Industry’s First SD 5.1-Compliant Merchant Flash Controller

Silicon Motion is announcing that its premier SM2703 SD Flash controller has now attained the performance standards of the A1 (Application Performance Class 1) requirements to meet the latest SD 5.1 specification.  SM2703’s fastest random read performance of up to 2000 IOPS and random write performance of up to 800 IOPS meets the A1 performance standard, and provides compatibility with …

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Silicon Motion Announces SM2258 6Gb/s 3D TLC NAND SSD Controller – Computex 2016 Update

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a world-leading producer and marketer of NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices, is announcing the SM2258, which represents the world’s first merchant ASIC/firmware SATA 6 Gb/s SSD controller solution that supports the latest 3D TLC NAND from all of the top NAND suppliers.  The SM2258 NAND controller is designed specifically for the unique demands …

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Silicon Motion Announces Updated SM2246EN SSD Controller Supporting 3D NAND — CES 2016 Update

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a world-leading provider of NAND flash controllers for solid-state drives (SSDs), is announcing that its widely-adopted SM2246EN controller has been updated to support commercial 3D NAND.  This represents the world’s first turnkey merchant SSD controller that supports 3D NAND from multiple vendors.  The enhanced SM246EN will further drive the adoption of the most price-competitive high-performance SSDs …

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Silicon Motion Announces SM2256 SSD Controller Now Supports Micron’s Latest 16nm TLC NAND –Computex 2015 Update

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a world-leading producer of NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices (SSDs), is announcing that its SM2256 client SSD controller now supports Micron’s latest 16nm TLC NAND. This enables solid state drive producers to create TLC-based SSDs that are high-performance, feature unprecedented reliability, and are cost-effective. Silicon Motion’s SM2256 is the best-performing, cost-optimized four-channel SATA …

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Silicon Motion SM2256 Controller with Samsung TLC NAND Review

Controllers are the heart and soul of every SSD. Without one, an SSD would be a useless PCB with some components slapped on it. It is responsible for everything from garbage collection and wear leveling to error correction and hardware encryption. In simple terms, all these operations can be quite complicated to implement as well as expensive to develop. This …

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Silicon Motion Announces SM2256 SSD Controller With Support For TLC NAND — CES 2015 Update

We were privileged yesterday to meet with Robert Fan, Vice President and General Manager of Silicon Motion to discuss their latest SSD controller, the SM2256, which features support for TLC NAND.  Historically, TLC NAND has had a reputation of having low endurance and reliability, and hence was not suitable for use in solid state storage devices.  Fast-forward to today, and …

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