Marvell announces dual-lane SATAe SSD controller ahead of Computex

By Shawn Knight ยท 5 replies
May 22, 2014
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  1. SATA Express is expected to be one of the major talking points of this year's Computex trade show. The standard was first announced in 2011 and ratified two years later but we're just now starting to see the technology show...

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  2. trparky

    trparky TS Addict Posts: 246   +115

    Marvell SATA controllers haven't exactly had a great track record as of late for stability. Until they show they are are stable, both hardware chipsets and their drivers, I'll still to Intel SATA controllers.
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  3. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    Yes they have a *really* bad track record in this space. A lot of people are still going to be feeling a bit raw about the issues the SATA 3 chipsets encountered and how bad the drivers were.

    It's going to take substantial proof in terms of good scrutiny in reviews for me to have remote interest in any I/O controller they produce from here until they really build up a reputation.
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  4. I agree, Marvell controllers are the garbage of storage systems, especially in a raid solution. You will get better overall performance out of a older generation Intel solution than you would any new Marvel solution.
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  5. Jamesbrah

    Jamesbrah TS Enthusiast Posts: 60   +12

    YES. I am still bitter. Never trust marvel anything crew checking in.
  6. I am running a RAID 0 on my Marvell controller and its been working fairly well. Better test speeds than I expected at least.

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