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Yea, use the white SATA 6Gb/s ports. They are native to the chipset so you will not have an issue as X58 boards hard. They gave issue because the SATA 6Gb/s ports on them were by a 3rd party controller and needed the drivers to be loaded to use them.

ok thank you very much.
will get started tonight as the psu is not here yet:thumb:
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just want to say huge THANK YOU for this post. Just installed/optimized in under 5 hours after some difficulty w/drives & old XP installs. thumb.gif If I would have done a system image as you suggested BEFORE optimization I would have saved myself a lot of time. arrowheadsmiley.png:
 
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Hi,

I got the Crucial M4 128 GB and I had a question about installing it.

Here is the motherboard that I have: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1156/P7P55DE/#specifications .

I have Marvell 6 GB/s but you said not to use them. However, this leaves me with the native Intel SATA ports that are only 3 GB/s. Should I use the Marvell 6 GB/s or stick to the native 3 GB/s?

Will I see a large performance loss by using the 3GB/s instead of the 6GB/s?

Good guide!
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Hi,

I got the Crucial M4 128 GB and I had a question about installing it.

Here is the motherboard that I have: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1156/P7P55DE/#specifications .

I have Marvell 6 GB/s but you said not to use them. However, this leaves me with the native Intel SATA ports that are only 3 GB/s. Should I use the Marvell 6 GB/s or stick to the native 3 GB/s?

Will I see a large performance loss by using the 3GB/s instead of the 6GB/s?

Good guide!
Use the Intel SATA 3Gb/s, you really don't lose any performance. Honestly I could not truly tell the difference b/w Intel SATA 3Gb/s and Intel 6Gb/s on my system with a SSD. lol.
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Ok thanks for the quick response!
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Ok thanks for the quick response!
No prob, you're just lucky I am still awake atm lol. I am now going off to bed so if you have any more questions you will have to wait 6-18 hours or up to a day lol.
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Thanks for all the info, Sean. Picked up my first SSD (M4) earlier in the week and this thread was a huge help.
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Can't wait to follow this guide later this week! Just purchased a 256GB M4 along with many other goodies one of which is a ASrock Extreme4-M motherboard.

Is there anyway or need to upgrade the firmware immediately before installing Windows on this SSD?
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I have RAID 0 520 SSDs, while overclocking my RAM I got some corruption in my windows TMP files, I ran intel verification and it detected nothing.
Is it okay for me to run chkdsk??
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Just got the Corsair ForceGT 240Gb today and did my initial install, boot time is extremely fast and over all system response is just skyrocketing! I did however notice that when I reconnected both fo my mechanical drives there is an additional 5seconds of loading time increase with windows, with the SSD alone when the windows 'orbs' appear on the screen for 1 second, Im instantly taken to the desktop while with the 2 mech drives connected it adds 5 seconds, completing the window logo.. is there a way to remedy this ?
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