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Hi, all the posts that were related to Marvell seemed to end up here, I however am not trying to setup a RAID quite yet.

The deal is I installed my SSD with a fresh image and my other OS is on one of my standard HD's and I still need some information off of there, anyways...

The Marvell controller is not detecting my 3rd HD. It's recognized in BIOS but not in windows (even under disk management). My question overall is can I get rid of the Marvell controller and still be able to have my 3rd HD? The biggest reason I want this is (though its a small reason) it just takes up time during my boot process.

If there is a better way of approaching this, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't know much about this kind of thing with controllers and what not.

Thanks!
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You shouldn't be using the Marvell controller at all. It's trash. You have a z68 mobo, so you should have SATA3 Intel ports. Use the Intel ports for SATA3 and you should notice a huge improvement for your SSD and HD.
Not sure if you can just switch it to the Intel ports. I would do a secure erase of the SSD, then a fresh install, but I don't think you have to.
Then go into bios (this is the best thing about the Marvell controller) DISABLE IT!
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Ohhhh ok I got ya, I just looked at the manual and I have my 3rd drive plugged into the Marvell. My SSD and my other storage are on the Intel. I just need to move one of my storage ones to the Intel 3gps. Thanks a bunch!
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