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Should I install the Marvell drivers that are on the ASUS driver disk ?

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I've installed all the other drivers except the Norton drivers. I'm not evening using a 6G HDD nor the navy blue sata ports on the mobo. So I'm not sure I really need Marvell drivers. I'm using a 3G sata HDD and using the light blue sata ports only.
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Nope, because you're not using the Marvell-controlled SATA ports. So, disable them in the BIOS too because it will shorten the POST time a little.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Nope, because you're not using the Marvell-controlled SATA ports. So, disable them in the BIOS too because it will shorten the POST time a little.

Ah,good to know . I will have 5 hard drives and one DVD burner in the new rig so the 4 light blue and the 2 gray/white ports will be enough?

When I get a SSD later on I will need another port. Meaning the dark blue Marvel ports will need drivers. Then which port would be the best choice for the SSD drive with the OS?
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Ah,good to know . I will have 5 hard drives and one DVD burner in the new rig so the 4 light blue and the 2 gray/white ports will be enough?
Absolutely!

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When I get a SSD later on I will need another port. Meaning the dark blue Marvel ports will need drivers. Then which port would be the best choice for the SSD drive with the OS?
It might depend on the SSD. My knowledge becomes less and less usable as each month passes by (I can't keep up).
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I looked in the bios I'm not sure exactly whichs ones to disable.
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I looked in the bios I'm not sure exactly whichs ones to disable.
I'm looking at the manual right now, and so here's what it looks like you have to do:
  1. Enter the Advanced Mode (click "Exit/Advanced Mode" on the upper-right corner)
  2. Once in Advanced Mode, click the "Advanced" tab (3rd one from the left)
  3. Click "Onboard Devices Configuration"
  4. Once in there, look for "Marvell Storage Controller"
  5. Set it to "Disabled"
  6. Press F10 to save and exit

From this point forward until you say otherwise by changing this setting back, the navy blue SATA ports will not be checked during the Power-On Self Test (the POST) which means the POST should be a little quicker. Windows might even load faster too.

I recommend doing this for anything else you see in the BIOS that you know you're not using.
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