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Silicon Motion details its new SSD controllers at FMS 2019

Silicon Motion details its SM2270, SM2271, and SM8108 at Flash Memory Summit 2019

By: Anthony Garreffa from Aug 9, 2019 @ 21:25 CDT

FMS 2019 - Silicon Motion went on a rampage at Flash Memory Summit this year, detailing its SM2270, SM2271, and SM8108 SSD controllers -- amongst others, including NVMe 1.4 and PCIe 4.0 designs.


We'll start with the SM2270 which is a high-performance PCIe NVMe SSD controller for the datacenter, packing a 16-channel enterprise NVMe controller with a PCIe 3.0 x8 interface, dual 32-bit DRAM data bus, and triple ARM Cortex R5 dual-core CPUs.

We have 4KB random reads of up to 800K IOPS, while 4KB random writes are up to 200K IOPs. SMI is tapping the latest 3D NAND and QLC NAND flash for the SM2270 which will arrive in capacities of up to 16TB.


Kingston had its DC1000M NVMe SSD powered by the Silicon Motion SM2270 controller on show at FMS 2019.


Next up we have the SM8108 which is a QoS-optimized, 8-channel enterprise PCIe 3.0 x4 controller that will power SSDs with up to 16TB of capacity using the latest 3D TLC/QLC flash technologies. It is compliant with the PCIe 3.1 interface, NVMe 1.3 specification, and ONFI/Toggle NAND interface.


The last drive we have the SM2271 with an 8-channel enterprise SATA controller and the normal SATA interface, and the latest 3D TLC/QLC NAND flash with capacities of up to 16TB on offer.

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