The Marvell 88SE9215 features an integrated ARM based CPU to provide full AHCI support. The 88SE9215 uses PCI Express 2.0 x1 to support 4 SATA 600 ports.
- PCI Express 2.0 x1
- SATA 600 MB/s
- 48-bit LBA
- ATAPI CD/DVD/BD support
- Plug & Play
The Marvell 88SE9235 and 88SE9215 can be used for embedded platform applications such as home NAS/media servers, DVR/NVR and set-top boxes, or by HBA vendors to develop their own RAID software or in-box OS drivers.
The lower cost 88SE9215 does not support RAID. The card is intended for simple storage using large capacity hard disks. The more expensive Marvell 88SE9230 supports RAID for those wo require it.
Support for SATA III means that this card can also be use with SSD drives. The card will function with older PCI Express 1.0 slots but then the maximum bandwidth will be reduced to approximately 250 MB/s.
This card works well with Storage Spaces or for simply having several individual disks in a system,