Smart Storage on Arm

Trusted partner for billions of storage devices

Data and content are growing exponentially. Digital Universe estimates the amount of data created in the world annually will reach 180 Zettabytes (or 180 trillion gigabytes) in 2025, up from less than 10 Zettabytes in 2015 and 44 Zettabytes in 2020! All of this data must be stored somewhere. In order to support data growth at this scale, storage solutions must combine exceptional performance with low-power consumption.

Today, Arm’s technology powers the world’s leading hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs). Our verified, power-efficient processor, system and security, coupled with the world’s largest ecosystem and a wealth of support, allow our semiconductor partners to meet the needs of their storage applications – both now and for the future.

Case Study

Cypress embedded an Arm Cortex-M0 in its new family of NOR  flash memory solutions.

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Latest news

SMI releases their SM2270 NVMe SSD Controller, including 3 dual core Cortex-R5 CPUs.

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Why choose Arm-based chips for your storage device?


Design confidently
Build confidently on a proven and
robust foundation

Accelerate success
Reduce time-to-success with support from the largest technology ecosystem

Differentiate your design
Access a broad IP portfolio to optimize your design efficiently

  • Innovative and industry-leading CPU and system technology – ranging from the tiniest to the most powerful processors

  • Proven IP to achieve the highest bandwidth and lowest latency storage devices

  • Sophisticated debugging solutions across the entire system-on-chip (SoC)

  • Training, resources and global support to lower risk and shorten time to market

  • Open-source libraries to accelerate machine intelligence

  • Comprehensive Security solutions in order to mitigate attacks

  • Flexible, with optional features for advanced functionality, including digital signal processing

  • 25+ years of power-efficient SoC design

  • Diverse technologies to address complex challenges

Arm technology

From the smallest Arm Cortex-M0+ processor in an embedded storage device, to a more advanced Cortex-A55 processor in an enterprise SSD, Arm’s wide range of storage solutions offer high performance, power-efficient technology used in billions of devices.

Arm's Cortex processors can be incorporated into an SoC using a broad range of System IP and development tools from the world's #1 embedded ecosystem, speeding up time to market and optimizing implementation.

Learn more about the benefits and technical features of our Cortex-A, Cortex-R and Cortex-M processors.