Maxiotek Beginning Mass-Production of MK8115 DRAM-Less 6Gb SATA SSD Controller

Support for 3D-MLC and 3D-TLC NAND
This is a Press Release edited by on 2016.12.27

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Maxiotek Corporation began mass production of the MK8115, a DRAM-less 6Gb SATA SSD controller, adopted by major SSD brands.

"The SSD products using the MK8115 will soon be available in the market," said Henry Chao, CEO, Maxiotek.

The MK8115 is an 3D-NAND-supported DRAM-less SSD controller, designed for the growing SSD market segment that values performance as the major metrics. Company's proprietary controller architecture paired with its intelligent firmware features such as AgileECC, WriteBooster, Virtual Parity Recovery, etc., pushes the performance of the MK8115 to levels that compete DRAM-class SSDs in typical workloads.

"The controller provides customers cost-effective solutions for their next generation SSDs by expanding the capacity up to 1TB, accelerating access performance, as well as improving reliability," the company explained.

3D-NAND, a technology versus the 2D-Planar NAND, allows better endurance, reliability, and higher density while it will drive NAND costs further down.

"The MK8115 is your ideal SSD controller option to the 3D-NAND era," the company added.

Support for 3D-MLC, 3D-TLC, SLC, and MLC with performance
The MK8115 builds in dual processors to yield a satisfactory data transmission performance with the latest NAND flash memory, including 3D-MLC and 3D-TLC. It also supports NAND flash memory of SLC 2x, and MLC 1x/1y/1z/3D.

maxiotek-mk8115Benefits from MK8115:

Capacity of MK8115 single side M.2 form factor design can reach to 1TB
The MK8115's DRAM-less design gives customers freedom in designing PCB to fit in more NAND chips than those DRAM-class SSD controllers. Furthermore, it allows a 1TB M.2 SSD to place all NAND flash memory chips on the same one side. As a result of that, there will emerge some creative small form factor (SSF) designs in a variety of applications.

MK8115 is a choice to tap into or expand the consumer and industrial SSD markets.

Key features:

  • Performance of the MK8115 with 3D-MLC / 3D-TLC:

      • Sequential read up to 560 MB/s

      • Sequential write up to 525 MB/s

      • Random read up to 90,000 IO/s

      • Random write up to 75,000 IO/s


  • Supports best-in-class flexible flash protection provides well-balanced reliability and throughput to NAND flashes.

  • Supports firm's hardware-based RAID engine VPR (Virtual Parity Recovery).


  • The feature hugely enhances the transmission speed and sustained performance with 3D-TLC.

Comprehensive NAND flash support

  • SLC 2x,

  • MLC 1x/1y/1z/3D, and

  • TLC 3D

Strengthen security

  • Supports hardware-based AES-256 encryption.

  • Supports TCG-OPAL 2.0 compliant and SED (Self-Encrypted Drive) models which provide the ability to comply with various standards the end-users might need.

  • Supports commercial (0°C ~ 70°C) and industrial (-40°C ~ 85°C) grades.