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New PCIe Gen5x4 SSD solution for data centre and enterprise storage applications


Silicon Motion Technology launches MonTitan, a PCIe Gen5 SSD solution platform ideally suited for the most challenging data centre and enterprise applications. The MonTitan platform features an entirely new, purpose-built ASIC and firmware (FW) architecture optimised for these applications. Its unique layered FW stack enables the development of customer differentiated solutions with a high degree of flexibility and accelerated time to market, all while reducing engineering costs.

“SSD storage solutions evolve as new data centre challenges emerge. This then demands a change in storage platforms and operating models,” said Nelson Duann, Silicon Motion’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and R&D. “Our MonTitan SSD solution provides flexibility and programmability to meet future evolving standards.”

MonTitan uses Silicon Motion’s third-generation NVMe controller family, the SM8366, supporting OCP data centre NVMe SSD and NVMe 2.0 specifications.

MonTitan SSD features include:

  • ASIC-based QoS sets using HW isolation to ensure maximum BW performance while maximising user-defined individual performance elements (QOS, Latency, RR/RW, power).
  • NANDCommand maximises the enterprise performance of next-generation NAND geometries with exceptional LDPC error correction and endurance extension for QLC and beyond.

The MonTitan SM8366 ASIC is a dual-ported Enterprise and Data Center PCIe Gen5 x4 NVMe controller with 16 channels supporting up to 2400MT/s. The SM8366 provides industry-leading blazingly fast 4K Sequential (> 14GB/s) and Random (>3.0M IOPS) SSD performance and contains a scalable Single / Dual Channel 40bit DDR4-3200 / DDR5-4800 DRAM interface. The high-performance SM8366 with the MonTitan platform unleashes the potential once limited by SSD storage architecture, providing flexible, high-integrity solutions to enable a new standard of data centre SSD design.

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