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Say i have a Crucial M4 SSD and i installed windows on the Marvell Ports (Asus p8p68 Deluxe) but was that a good choice? and if it was not would it matter if i switch ports to my intel or no?
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IIRC Intel controller is beter than the marvel, you should be able to switch to the intel port and just install the intel rapid storage driver which you can get from here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=3261&DwnldID=20181

Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by inchy97;15231252 
Say i have a Crucial M4 SSD and i installed windows on the Marvell Ports (Asus p8p68 Deluxe) but was that a good choice? and if it was not would it matter if i switch ports to my intel or no?

I believe Intel boots faster and supports RAID.
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post #4 of 10
Marvell doesn't support trim do the switch
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Marvell doesn't support trim do the switch

your sig rig made me laugh!
post #6 of 10
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Um well i dont need raid (maybe later) and my boot time is 10 seconds.

1) will i have to reformat or can i just switch ports from marvell to Intel

2) do i have to install those drivers? - (if i want raid yes, i know)
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post #7 of 10
plug it in and see what happens! i went from marvel to intel on my p8p67 pro and it ran a little faster! just do it
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Originally Posted by inchy97;15231400 
Um well i dont need raid (maybe later) and my boot time is 10 seconds.

1) will i have to reformat or can i just switch ports from marvell to Intel

2) do i have to install those drivers? - (if i want raid yes, i know)

1. No.

2. Yes, reagrdless of raid you should still install it.

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post #9 of 10
depends on the marvell controller, but no marvell controllers have TRIM.

for performance the SE9182 is very good follow by the SE9172.

But if your board has a SE9128 or SE9123 then use Intel.
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I'll NEVER use any Marvell product again, if I can help it.
That's how bad you should switch.
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