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So I heard that SATA3 on the marvell controller doesn't play together very nicely

I ran Atto for my single Vertex 3 120GB SSD, brand new install.. here's what I got.



Can barely break 300mb/s read/write.

Is there anything I can do to help improve this so I can get more out of my money?

I am considering putting two of these drives in RAID-0, will that yield any additional performance?

My system's specs are in my sig, currently most updated.

Thanks all!
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It looks like your Vertex 3 is running at SATA II speeds, are you sure it is in a SATA III port?
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is it in ahci mode?
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Yes, I am certain it's in one of the two SATA3 ports.

How do I check if it's in ahci mode?
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Yes, I am certain it's in one of the two SATA3 ports.

How do I check if it's in ahci mode?
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You probably get better performance with the SATA2 ports on that board, Marvell SATA3 is no good.

Search the net for "marvell sata3 vs intel sata2" and you see what I mean.


Here´s an example of Intel ICH10R vs Marvell 9128 raid 0 performance

Edited by Ghostleader - 5/2/11 at 12:52pm
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I should probably go with a hardware controller then, huh?
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Is there any particular reason you want faster MB/S?

IOPS is more important for desktop operation.
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Well I only got the SSD to get faster load/boot times for various programs as well as the OS itself.

But I probably would've gotten something else if I knew that the performance of the Vertex 3 on Marvell's SATA3 controller would be so bad.

Was really just wondering if I could do anything to get more out of my money spent

Otherwise, I am still quite content with this SSD. Regardless it is still a great upgrade compared to my older X25-V.

Another question for those SSD experts.. would it be wise to install one or two games on the SSD? Would it cause it to degrade at all or cause any other issues if games that are ran for several hours at a time were to be installed and played on the SSD?
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It won't harm your SSD by playing games for hours.
I suggest you keep your most played games on your SSD and your least played on your HDD.
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