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Guys, what's the deal with the Native (i.e. Intel) vs 3rd Party (i.e. Marvell) controllers?

Why is it that some say "eehh Marvell? don't like it much".

Example boards will come with 4 sata 6 gbps.. 2 from intel 2 from marvell or some other company.. I think I saw or heard some people they don't want this and they suggest not using the Marvell ports..

I am curious about this because I am to buy either an SB or a BD board.. BD seems to have most, if not all, their SATA 6 Gpbs from the native 9XX Chipset.

Too bad the only feature that BD seem to offer is that and better headroom for PCI-E lanes (for GPU enthusiasts that love multi GPU setups)

While Intel offers SRT/SSD Cache, QuickSync and a free iGPU... and several months already in the market.
Edited by tubers - 5/27/11 at 2:40pm
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB, Maxtor 500GB, SG 1.5 TB LG Lightscribe Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2333HD (TN Panel) 
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