This afternoon at Storage Visions, we had the fortune of bumping into our close friend Mike Chen, Marvell SSD and Strategic Marketing Director, who had a bit of a surprise in store. Some might remember Marvell’s announcement of their new 88NV1120 and 88NV1140 controllers back in December, but we don’t think anyone could have imagined a controller this small.
Contained on the industries smallest 2230 form factor SSD PCB, this controller is comparable to the size of the eraser on the end of a pencil, the entire SSD being almost exactly the size of an SD card, and it comes is a NVMe product in both PCIe and 6Gbps.
As stated in the original release, the 88NV1120 and 88NV1140 are the industry’s first NVMe controllers, both are void of any DRAM, and the ’20’ is 6Gbps while the ’40’ is PCIe 3.0. The controller itself uses Marvell’s 3rd-generation LDPC technology and supports today’s newest TLC NAND flash memory, as well as MLC.
Now that’s small!!!!!