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CrazyElf

New Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller?

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Has anyone seen the reviews of the new   Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller?

The early benchmarks are very promising.

http://www.thessdreview.com/featured/silicon-motion-sm2262en-controller-preview-2tb/

https://www.anandtech.com/show/13131/the-silicon-motion-sm2262en-ssd-controller-preview

Burst 4kB Random Read (Queue Depth 1)

 

The random performance looks promising. Nothing short of Optane and maybe Samsung Z-NAND is a competitor.  It does have its weak points, but shows some promise. At least we have a marketplace that is not totally dominated right now by 1 company. 

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Seen the same reviews you have. I'm not blown away, but it looks like SMI will have a very competitive controller on its hands, and more competition is always a good thing!

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The bigger question is who's going to use it. There's definitely room for more players to get serious about SSDs, but with Samsung, Intel, Toshiba, etc. dominating, it's hard to see a lot of room left for the smaller brands to play. It's just too expensive if you can't be buying in volume.

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Intel's already using the Silicon Motion SM2263 in the 660p and the SM2262 in the 760p... that doesn't mean they would use the SM2262EN, but at least they're already a SMI customer?

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Yes indeed. We may be getting closer to working with SM too, we will see...

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As per my knowledge it supports DDR3, DDR3L, LPDDR3, and DDR4. It has a 32-bit/16-bit data bus and support for two chip enable pins, so there are plenty of options for the manufacturer to choose from when putting together their own design.

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