Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › MSI X58A SATA 3 Performance
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

MSI X58A SATA 3 Performance

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
On the MSI X58A-GD65 mobo, many reviews moan about shoddy SATA 3 (6G) performance. One review got 149MB/sec read and 86MB/sec write from a Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB drive. frown.gif

I'm about to buy an SSD for my sig rig, but I'm worried about wasting money on a high speed drive that'll be plugged into a board that can't keep up doh.gif

Anyone else heard of this / have a solution / provide suggestions?

I really don't want to buy a new board simply for the sake of SSD speed. If the performance is really that slow, and there's no hope of a solution, I'll just get a SATA2 drive of double the capacity tongue.gif
Vader
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 960 X58A-GD65 (MS-7522) Radeon HD 5850 Mushkin  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 7200rpm Western Digital 7200rpm Samsung DVD-RW (dying) Coolermaster Hyper 212Plus 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Zalman ZMF-03 Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build 8250 x64 BenQ G2410HD Corsair Vengeance K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Thermaltake 650W Lian-Li PC-8NW (Black interior) Steelseries Xai Custom Flea-market job :) 
AudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Phillips SHP2700 Headphones Creative 2.1 Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
Vader
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 960 X58A-GD65 (MS-7522) Radeon HD 5850 Mushkin  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 7200rpm Western Digital 7200rpm Samsung DVD-RW (dying) Coolermaster Hyper 212Plus 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Zalman ZMF-03 Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build 8250 x64 BenQ G2410HD Corsair Vengeance K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Thermaltake 650W Lian-Li PC-8NW (Black interior) Steelseries Xai Custom Flea-market job :) 
AudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Phillips SHP2700 Headphones Creative 2.1 Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
The Marvell is slower than the Intel ports.

You won't come close to 500mb reads in sequential and even 4k scores are lower on the Marvell than Intel's Sata II ports.

But you'll eventually upgrade boards and the next one will have Sata 6gb/s so no point in getting a 3gb/s drive anyway.
Upstairs Rig
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k Asus Maximus VI Hero evga 1080 Ti with Hybrid mod Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500gb WD Caviar Black Corsair h100i GTX Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
xb280hk EVGA Supernova 1000 G2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
  hide details  
Reply
Upstairs Rig
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k Asus Maximus VI Hero evga 1080 Ti with Hybrid mod Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500gb WD Caviar Black Corsair h100i GTX Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
xb280hk EVGA Supernova 1000 G2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply mcg.

This article explains a lot too. Don't know how I didn't find it earlier.
Vader
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 960 X58A-GD65 (MS-7522) Radeon HD 5850 Mushkin  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 7200rpm Western Digital 7200rpm Samsung DVD-RW (dying) Coolermaster Hyper 212Plus 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Zalman ZMF-03 Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build 8250 x64 BenQ G2410HD Corsair Vengeance K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Thermaltake 650W Lian-Li PC-8NW (Black interior) Steelseries Xai Custom Flea-market job :) 
AudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Phillips SHP2700 Headphones Creative 2.1 Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
Vader
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 960 X58A-GD65 (MS-7522) Radeon HD 5850 Mushkin  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 7200rpm Western Digital 7200rpm Samsung DVD-RW (dying) Coolermaster Hyper 212Plus 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Zalman ZMF-03 Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build 8250 x64 BenQ G2410HD Corsair Vengeance K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Thermaltake 650W Lian-Li PC-8NW (Black interior) Steelseries Xai Custom Flea-market job :) 
AudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Phillips SHP2700 Headphones Creative 2.1 Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
hmmm, 2 x SATA2 drives RAID 0 on the Intel controller? thinking.gif
Does TRIM work on a RAID 0 setup?
Vader
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 960 X58A-GD65 (MS-7522) Radeon HD 5850 Mushkin  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 7200rpm Western Digital 7200rpm Samsung DVD-RW (dying) Coolermaster Hyper 212Plus 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Zalman ZMF-03 Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build 8250 x64 BenQ G2410HD Corsair Vengeance K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Thermaltake 650W Lian-Li PC-8NW (Black interior) Steelseries Xai Custom Flea-market job :) 
AudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Phillips SHP2700 Headphones Creative 2.1 Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
Vader
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 960 X58A-GD65 (MS-7522) Radeon HD 5850 Mushkin  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 7200rpm Western Digital 7200rpm Samsung DVD-RW (dying) Coolermaster Hyper 212Plus 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Zalman ZMF-03 Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build 8250 x64 BenQ G2410HD Corsair Vengeance K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Thermaltake 650W Lian-Li PC-8NW (Black interior) Steelseries Xai Custom Flea-market job :) 
AudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Phillips SHP2700 Headphones Creative 2.1 Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by iamgiGGlz;15458452 
hmmm, 2 x SATA2 drives RAID 0 on the Intel controller? thinking.gif
Does TRIM work on a RAID 0 setup?

No, trim doesn't work with raid. Unless you're doing massive reads and writes, don't worry about raid 0. Ssd is fast enough.
Black Sunshine II
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon x5675 B1 @ 4.0 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R v.2.0 Gigabyte Radeon 460 Mushkin Blackline 12GB (3x4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
120GB Intel 510 SSD Samsung 1TB F1 LiteOn iHAS324-98 Y Cougage Tru Spirit (lapped) with Akasa Viper Pu... 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro 64bit Dual Asus 24 inch 1080P TN Corsair TX650 Cheapo Antec 
Mouse
Logitech Wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Sunshine II
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon x5675 B1 @ 4.0 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R v.2.0 Gigabyte Radeon 460 Mushkin Blackline 12GB (3x4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
120GB Intel 510 SSD Samsung 1TB F1 LiteOn iHAS324-98 Y Cougage Tru Spirit (lapped) with Akasa Viper Pu... 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro 64bit Dual Asus 24 inch 1080P TN Corsair TX650 Cheapo Antec 
Mouse
Logitech Wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › MSI X58A SATA 3 Performance