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Does it matter which sata port I use for my new crucial m4 ?

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My motherboard is asrock p67 extreme4 gen3 and it has m1 and sata 6 so which one do I connect it to after firmware upgrade if I need to upgrade ????
I think the m1 is the marvel or whatever do I use them or the reg sata 6 ? Thanks
post #2 of 10
Plug the m4 in to the sata 6 ports for best speed.

Which I think are your grey ones be sure to check first!

And make sure you get the latest firmware as they contain the latest bug fixes and some improvements with your drive
post #3 of 10
I would use the sata III ports controlled by the P67 chip, the marvel ones don't have a very good reputation for reliability.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by oceanlyner View Post
I would use the sata III ports controlled by the P67 chip, the marvel ones don't have a very good reputation for reliability.
+1 on the P67 chip - definitely use the SATA6 port. Check your mobo documentation for the correct ones.
   
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Avoid using the Marvel port, you will not be able to use TRIM on your m4.
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post #6 of 10
Use the Intel 6gb/s port. Turn off the Marvell port in bios, it's useless.
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post #7 of 10
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I was not sure what the marvel one was and if I should use it. My new m4 will be here in the morning Thanks for all your help
post #8 of 10
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I was not sure what the marvel one was and if I should use it. My new m4 will be here in the morning Thanks for all your help
Hi,

The grey or white ports are the Sata III ports.

If running the Marvel controller would not use it.
Just don't load Marvel controller drivers.

If have available intel ports run it on them. Will run as sata II which
better than the proven faulty marvel controller and software.

Run both my 128 M4 and WD 640 Sata III off the Intel ports.
Very fast and dependable.

Plus Raid and Trim problems off them if going that way.
Nature of the beast and a harware limitation.

Later
Edited by Irocing - 10/25/11 at 6:15pm
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post #9 of 10
Depends if you enjoy faster speeds?

Also on the note of your Crucial SSD..
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1145150...-ssd-club.html
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post #10 of 10
Marvell ports are a joke, i did a mistake of getting ASUS Rampage III Gene with only marvell sata3. My OCZ Vertex 3 in raid 0 only got 300mb/s read/write. With intel sata2 (on the same board) it was surprisingly 500mb/s read/write. Now i have a proper motherboard with native intel sata3 ports and im getting 1000mb/s read/write like im supposed to.
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