I start by saying that I'm not an electrical engineer, I've got a basic understanding of things from school and from work (I'm a long time computer programmer), but this is not much my field of competence.
I'm in the process of evaluating the feasibility of a device that I'd like to try to get designed and produced. But, even before paying a specialist for a feasibility study, I'd like to understand how much I'm far from reality.
The focus of the device (90% of its functionality) will be on writing data on an SSD disks connected via a SATA port, so I'll need some kind of chip capable to do that (or, in extrema ratio, to get one designed for it). Is this a realistic thing, can a SATA controller be just bought and used easily on a board, or even designed from scratch? (so to have just one chip that do everything)?