Overview

Unleash the power of the latest 3D NAND with Silicon Motion's family of high-performance SSD controllers and solutions for data center and enterprise infrastructure. Silicon Motion's enterprise SSD controller SoCs are backed by a comprehensive firmware stack, standards-based reference design kits and dedicated support. Maintaining data integrity and security is the highest priority for enterprise. Silicon Motion's controllers provide end to end protection with world-class security, supporting AES-256 encryption and secure boot, while offering full compliance with the Trusted Computing Group's (TCG) Opal specification.

Designed for next-generation data center and enterprise storage, Silicon Motion’s enterprise controllers meet the highest standard s of performance, reliability, and security. With customizable turnkey firmware, these SSDs solutions are flexible enough to enable customers to develop application-optimized, differentiated products.
 

MonTitan™, PCIe Gen5 SSD Development Platform

A high performance, user programmable PCIe Gen5 platform targeting the most challenging data center and Enterprise SSD solutions. Inspired by the OCP Data Center NVMe SSD and NVMe 2.0 specifications, MonTitan™ provides a purpose-built ASIC and FW architecture supporting user SSD Application Optimization in both NVM Express (NVMe) and Host Based FTL usage models for addressing data placement in next generation NAND.

SM8366 - High Performance 16 Channel PCIe Gen5 x4 NVMe SSD Controller

The SM8366 is MonTitan™ platform's high performance, dual ported Enterprise and Data Center PCIe Gen5 x4 NVMe controller targets the most demaning AFA, Caching, HCI, CRM, ERM and traditional DAS and RAID applications. Containing 16 channels and supporting up to 2400MT/s, the SM8366 provides industry leading blazingly fast Sequential (>14GB/s) and Random (>3.0M IOPS) SSD performance. It contains a scalable Single / Dual Channel 40bit DDR4-3200 / DDR5-4800 DRAM interface and is provided in a 21mm x21mm FCBGA package enabling a single chip and FW stack to be used across all new EDSFF form factors.

 

Silicon Motion's families of enterprise SSD controllers include solutions supporting standard PCIe Gen4 NVMe and SATA interfaces

Silicon Motion PCIe Gen4 NVMe controllers maximize the bandwidth of the PCIe Gen4 x4 Host interface with > 6.5GB/s sequential read and 900K sustained Random Read IOPS. Our Gen4 solution design provides physical and logical isolation in purpose-built hardware and firmware providing consistent, low latency QoS domains while enabling customers to use the latest, highest-density 3D TLC and QLC NAND Flash technologies.

Silicon Motion SATA controllers offers an ideal replacement for lower-performance HDDs while providing more predictable latency than client SSDs. Enterprise SSDs based on a Silicon Motion SATA controllers combine enterprise-level endurance, security, and performance for read-intensive and mixed workloads, while enabling users to retain existing datacenter infrastructure for the lowest possible total cost of ownership.

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MonTitan™ PCIe Gen5 SSD Solution Platform

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Features

MonTitan™ with SM8366 Features

Feature Set Support for PCIe 5.0, NVMe 2.0, OCP Data Center NVMe specifications
Reference Hardware to support EDSFF and U.2/U.3 with capacities up to 128TB

 
Superior Performance
  • > 14 GB/s Sequential I/O performance
  • > 3M/2.8M IOPS (4K) Random Read/Write IOs
 
Cutting-edge Features Support
  • User programmable NVMe Standard and Host Based-FTL FW
  • Zone Name Space FW stack with options managing device elements for Application Optimization: NVM Set, RAID Type, # of Zones, Zone Size
  • 1024 Queue Pairs; 128 Namespaces
 
Industry Leading Security
  • Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) with AES-256 and TCG Opal
  • Secure Boot, Attestation, Key Wrapping and Hardware Root of Trust

Technologies

PerformaShape™

Configured in FW, PerformaShape™ is a mutli-stage shaping algorithm to optimize SSD performance on a per user defined QoS set bases. Combined with using true HW isolation technology, the latest PCIe Gen5 x4 NVMe SSD controller ensures maximum bandwidth performance while maximizing user defined individual performance elements (QOS, Latency, RR/RW, power).

NANDCommand™

The latest PCIe Gen5 x4 NVMe SSD controller maximizes Enterprise NAND functionality by utilizing its 5th generation LDPC engine, machine learning, comprehensive real time media scan, data retention and endurance extension algorithms. These algorithms are efficiently combined with high performance soft-decoding, multi-pass and multi-plane handling, smart buffer management and fine granularity of read/write partitioning for optimized command of next generation low latency TLC/QLC NAND.

Selection Guide

File Product Host Interface / Protocol Flash Interface ECC Support DRAM Package
SM8366 PCIe Gen5 x4
NVMe 2.0
16-CH Configurable LDPC ECC Yes FCBGA961 (21 x 21mm)
SM8266 PCIe Gen4 x4
NVMe 1.4
16-CH Configurable LDPC ECC Yes FCBGA961 (21 x 21mm)
SM2271 SATA 6Gb/s 8-CH Configurable LDPC ECC Yes FCBGA529 (16 x 16mm)