Marvell Launches the 88SE9130 6Gb/s SATA Controller
Marvell launched the Marvell® 88SE9130 6Gb/s SATA controller powered by HyperDuo™ embedded processor technology. The 88SE9130 solution enables breakthrough solid state drive (SSD) benefits to consumer desktop motherboards and an array of consumer electronics (CE) products. Powered by HyperDuo technology, the 88SE9130 controller enables SSD-like performance while allowing all data to be stored on a traditional SATA hard disk drive (HDD).
With one hard disk drive and one SSD drive, the 88SE9130 uses intelligent algorithms to automatically pin hot data files and directories to a SATA SSD while enabling all data to be safely stored on a larger capacity SATA HDD. Using industry-standard benchmarks, such as PCMark, on consumer desktop machines, Marvell has demonstrated the 88SE9130 HyperDuo solution can achieve 80 percent of the performance of a SATA SSD while storing all data on a traditional large capacity SATA HDD.
Safe Mode and Capacity Mode are two products of the 88SE9130. Safe Mode provides optimal data protection by mirroring data on SSD to the hard disk for maximum resiliency, while Capacity Mode combines SSD and HDD capacity together for the most cost-effective configuration. In both modes, consumers see the same single drive volume (Local Disk (C:)) as they do today for maximum simplicity and zero change to their daily computing habits.
The 88SE9130 brings automated and integrated SSD acceleration technology to the mainstream consumer technology market, especially with high-end desktops and laptops, home NAS and set-top boxes and host bus adapters. These capabilities are being further maximized through the support of technology providers across all elements of SATA technology, including Western Digital for hard disk drives (HDD); ASRock, Asus, GIGABYTE and Microstar for motherboards; Micron for SSDs and more.
The Marvell 88SE9130 HyperDuo-enabled 6Gb/s SATA Controller is available starting Q1 2011. Please contact local Marvell representative to request pricing information.
88SE9130 6Gb/s SATA Controller
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