Marvell 88SE9230

Industry-leading 6Gb/s SATA controller powered by HyperDuo. Twice the performance, capacity and scalability.

Sata Controllers

SATA 6Gb/s Host Controllers

The Marvell family of PCIe-to-SATA 6Gb/s host controllers offer an ideal cost effective solution for connecting Serial ATA (SATA) peripherals to a PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 host, delivering up to 1GB bandwidth. Each controller supports two to four ports for SSD or HDD connectivity to bring the benefits of solid state drive (SSD) to consumer desktop motherboards and consumer electronic products. In addition, select models uniquely offer Marvell’s proprietary HyperDuo auto-tiering technology which enables SSD-like performance while allowing all data to be stored on traditional hard disk drives (HDDs).

"Marvell is once again advancing the data transfer standard in the consumer electronics industry by delivering an advanced SATA controller with SSD-like capabilities at less than a third of the cost of competitive solutions," Tim Bajarin, President, Creative Strategies

Key Benefits
Marvell Smart 6GB Sata
  • Latest generation PCIe 2.0 x2 and 6Gb/s SATA technology to double the performance, capacity and scalability for immersive applications like gaming and video editing.
  • Small footprint, ultra-low power consumption, and very few required external components mean minimal board space, ease of system design and reduced cost.
  • HyperDuo embedded technology enables over 80 % of the performance of a solid state drive at less than one-third the cost.
  • PC motherboard eSATA expansion
  • RAID on motherboard (ROMB)
  • Host Bus Adapter (HBA)
  • Home Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Set-top boxes
  • PCIe hybrid drives (SSD+HDD)
  • Up to 4 SATA 6 Gb/s ports with eSATA support
  • Up to PCIe 2.0×2 host interface
  • Hardware RAID 0/1 support
  • AES 128/256-bit on-the fly encryption
  • HyperDuo embedded auto-tiering technology
  • AHCI standard inbox driver (eg. Windows, Linux OS)
  • Small package 9×9mm or smaller
  • Power consumption: 1W
  • Backward compatible to 1.5 and 3 Gb/s SATA


SATA 6Gb/s Host Controllers Figure 1: SATA 6Gb/s Host Controller Block Diagram

3Gb/s SATA RAID Controllers

The 3Gb/s SATA RAID controller allows PCIe-based host systems to control up to four SATA hard drives and/or one PATA hard drive. The small footprint of the device and the very few required external components takes up a minimal amount of board space, easing system design and reducing cost; ideal for mainstream motherboards.

Key Features
  • 1.5 or 3.0 Gb/s SATA operation
  • 2.5 Gb/s PCIe×1
  • Native command queuing
  • Port multiplier support

Product Documentation

Featured Document

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HyperDuo Technology Brief: A breakthrough embedded technology for PCIe to SATA 6Gb/s controllers, HyperDuo enables 80 percent of the performance of a SSD at one-third the cost.

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