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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 SM2246EN SSD Controller Review

The importance of SSD controllers often gets overlooked in the world of SSDs.  Memory itself is front and center in the minds of most, simply because it is the most prominent component in any SSD.  Most recently, we are even seeing Apple using the term ‘flash’ in its product literature , rather than ‘SSD’.  Not only is the controller capable …

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LSI Discovers SandForce 256-Bit Encryption Limited To 128-Bit – Problem Resolved and Fix On The Way

An internal security audit by LSI discovered that the world famous SandForce 256-bit AES encryption of LSI Flash Storage Processors (FSP) has never been, and is not presently enabled in SandForce SSDs, as stated by LSI SandForce representatives today. Fret not, however, as 128-bit encryption is still in place and, unique to SandForce, the SandForce SSDs are the only ones …

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BitMicro Announces TALINO-DE Controller With 5 TB SSDs On The Road Map

BitMicro Networks, well known for their industrial and military class SSD products, has announced the successful tape out of their new TALINO-DE SSD controller. Aimed squarely at the enterprise and government sectors, the TALINO-DE will enable SSD capacities of up to 5 TB. Other features include full data path protection, end-to-end data integrity, hardware AES encryption, embedded XOR engines for enhanced raid …

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