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Hi guys, ive heard that using the intel controller instead of the marvell controller is better? Is this right? How do i use the SSD with the intel controller?

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post #2 of 23
Download the intel SSD controller here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...ology&lang=eng
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If you want to use the Intel controller just connect it up to the SATA 3GB Ports as the SATA2 ports are controller by the native Intel controller and the SATA3 is the additional Marvell
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post #4 of 23
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If you want to use the Intel controller just connect it up to the SATA 3GB Ports as the SATA2 ports are controller by the native Intel controller and the SATA3 is the additional Marvell
My mobo is only SATA 2? Do i just set it up as normal and download the intel controller then install?

Do i really need intel controller?
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Yes, no SATA III on your mobo. Use Intel SATA II.
Edited by adridu59 - 7/26/11 at 5:00am
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Yes no SATA III on your mobo.
Yeah ok. I dont wanna fiddle with it too much lol. Im on the second to latest BIOS. The newest one is only for compatability for new CPUs so i dont need it
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post #7 of 23
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Yeah ok. I dont wanna fiddle with it too much lol. Im on the second to latest BIOS. The newest one is only for compatability for new CPUs so i dont need it
Fine, just make sure to install Intel RST as stated before.
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Yes, no SATA III on your mobo. Use Intel SATA II.
So i should use intel? Or does it automatically do it on SATA 2?
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post #9 of 23
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Fine, just make sure to install Intel RST as stated before.
I didnt realise i had to install things like controllers? Is that the link posted by the other guy here? Do i install it after i install Windows 7 etc...

What does Intel RST do?
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I didnt realise i had to install things like controllers? Is that the link posted by the other guy here? Do i install it after i install Windows 7 etc...

What does Intel RST do?
Intel RST is like a hard drive driver.

It is just a fancy name for Intel Rapid Storage Technology, which generally speeds up your SSD/HDD performance in the background. You do not need to do anything else once it is installed, just enjoy the speedier system

If you don't install it, your drives will basically be using the default, microsoft driver which comes with your OS/mobo chipset - this is generally not as fast as the intel one.
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