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Controller section[edit]

I will add a section for the major controllers, but we should consider separating independent controllers (e.g., Indilinx & SandForce) from captive controllers (e.g., Intel, Samsung, Fusion-io). I further propose that we give sources for any additions to this section that claim to produce their own controllers and are not simply using a independent controller already identified. I propose that we keep this list to those companies that have made a significant or notable contribution to the SSD market. I will start by giving references to all the companies I originally place on this list. Feel free to add and contribute as you find additional noteworthy or significant controllers.§ Music Sorter § (talk) 22:46, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Independent controller source information
Company Significance Sources
Indilinx Introduced higher performance SSD controllers than jmicron in late 2009.
After the OCZ acquisition they continue to supply controllers to other manufacturers and are therefore still independent for the purpose of this table.
* Indilinx Wikipedia article
* http://www.indilinx.com/news/news_view.asp?seq=33
jmicron The first major independent SSD controller supplier jmicron Wikipedia article
Marvell First 6Gb/s controller * http://www.marvell.com/products/storage/ssd_markets_technologies.html
* http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=437&Itemid=60
* http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/6-gb-s-sata,2457.html
Phison Claims to have produced the earliest USB flash removable disk Phison Wikipedia article
SandForce First controller with write amplification <1 and very high write performance for most applications SandForce Wikipedia article
Captive controller source information
Company Significance Sources of significance Sources of captive controller
Fusion-io Major tier-1 computer manufacturer partnerships; very high performance at 1M IOPS per PCIe slot * Fusion-io Wikipedia article
* http://www.fusionio.com/press/Fusion-io-Achieves-1-Million-IOPS-and-6-GB/s-Bandwidth-from-a-Single-PCI-Express-based-Card/
* http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Fusionio-vs-Intel-X25M-SSD-RAID-Grudge-Match/?page=2
* http://hothardware.com/Articles/Fusionio-ioXtreme-PCI-Express-SSD-Review/Default.aspx?page=2
Intel Introduced write amplification (WA) to the industry; started with WA as low as 1.1 * http://www.pcworld.com/article/150771/intels_new_ssd_drive_delivers_blazing_fast_performance.html
* http://techreport.com/articles.x/15433 (photo shows Intel marking)
Samsung Significant marketshare * http://www.channelinsider.com/c/a/Intel/Intel-Offers-SSDs-for-Laptops-and-Desktop-Computers-to-the-Masses-Through-Best-Buy-147271/ * http://www.tomshardware.com/news/samsung-ssd-pb22-j-storage,7318.html
* http://www.pcper.com/comments.php?nid=9486
STEC A leading SSD supplier; significant volumes to EMC * STEC Wikipedia article
* http://www.stec-inc.com/technology/flash_memory_controller.php

Added Solid-state drive to table[edit]

I added it as a key terminology for lack of a better place in order to link that article to the template. If there is a better place to add a term that best explains an overview of everything in a specific template, please discuss the change to enlighten us. § Music Sorter § (talk) 07:54, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

I realized it is already linked in the heading of the template, so I have removed what I just added. § Music Sorter § (talk) 08:56, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Added "List of SSD Manufacturers" article[edit]

I added this table to the new List of SSD Manufacturers and linked the article to the table since it seemed appropriate. § Music Sorter § (talk) 07:56, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Removed Anobit[edit]

Since they were acquired by Apple and no longer operate as an independent or captive SSD controller manufacturer, they no longer belong on this active controller list. § Music Sorter § (talk) 18:16, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

By that logic, Indilinx, SandForce and sTec should also be removed as they were acquired by OCZ/Toshiba, Seagate and HGST/Western Digital. That said, I am not sure it makes sense to remove such prominent names as they have historical value (e.g., the SandForce brand is still used by Seagate). (talk) 18:33, 25 July 2016 (UTC)


Another kind of vendor has come out in the last year or two. They take a bunch of SSDs in a box and use a controller to do fancy management and virtualization etc. Not sure if it makes sense to add another line or group to this template or start another one or what. Some I have run across so far (several already have articles): Nimbus Data, SolidFire, Whiptail, Texas Memory Systems, Pure Storage, Violin Memory, Kaminario. Any thoughts? W Nowicki (talk) 23:46, 12 August 2013 (UTC)