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Are you trying to boot up a preinstalled system that was on another port?
Are you installing fresh on the port?
In your sig rig? Is your SATA 3 port a add-on card? Or is it Marvell?
if it is a Marvell port use the SATA 2.
I can't really help atm, I am studying for finals now and going to bed in a few, but you can have me help you all you want tomorrow after 6pm if you can wait.
Try to give me as much detail about the issue that you can and I will look into it, maybe someone else can too.


yes its the rig in my sig its been using a HDD, i just picked up an SSD and plugged it into the normal sata port and installed Windows 7 and did some of the things in your guide(other drive was disconnected ).. the drive seemed a little slow ( i realized it wasnt plugged into the Sata3 port) when i plugged it in to the SATA3 port if only booted as far as the splash screen for the MOBO then froze ( it posts *single beep* and i can get to the post screen, but not the bios) ... if i go into the post details screen it says 'IDE CHANNEL 0 : SSD' not sure if that's how its supposed to be displayed

the Sata3 port is on the MOBO and it is a marvell port

I have a feeling you may have to reinstall on the Marvell port if you want to use it, though I HIGHLY recommend you don't your 4k reads will be lower, you may experience stuttering, and you sequential will only max at ~370MB/s anyways. Just keep it on the native sata 2 port.

If you want to use the Marvell still change the Marvell port to AHCI from IDE in the BIOS. It may be in advanced settings.

That's all I got for you atm, I'm off to bed for now. thumb.gif
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Excellent guide man. I received my Intel 320 160GB SSD last week and finally have my system back to how I like it. I followed your guide all the way through and it was great. Some real good tips and tricks in there. I'm only on SATA2 (SATA2 SSD anyways) but I'm loving it. BIOS takes the longest when booting, the AHCI stuff scans all my SATA ports and takes up several seconds but Windows 7 boots to desktop in maybe 5-7 seconds. From there I can immediately get to work. Not to mention this thing was $280 with a $120 MIR and a BF3 code that I can sell for maybe $40. That's almost a $120 for a 160GB SSD.
If you're not getting paid for that guide then you should be! I'm sure there's a way lol.

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My only issue now is that sometimes when my computer reboots My mouse will freeze and I have to unplug, then plug it back in.
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I have a feeling you may have to reinstall on the Marvell port if you want to use it, though I HIGHLY recommend you don't your 4k reads will be lower, you may experience stuttering, and you sequential will only max at ~370MB/s anyways. Just keep it on the native sata 2 port.
If you want to use the Marvell still change the Marvell port to AHCI from IDE in the BIOS. It may be in advanced settings.
That's all I got for you atm, I'm off to bed for now. thumb.gif

if you see this tommorow -

not really sure what all that means(marvell controllers = bad) could i use different drivers or something?? atm my boot speed is faster than it was with a HDD (granted this is an empty OS) but it seems a bit slow for an SSD, and when im inside the OS it seems like im getting a slow down when i do somethings... like theres just small spikes of delay...

i took some screen shots of things
First 3 show the marvell controller and something else as unidentified
fourth shows that there is no errors in the drivers
fifth and sixth is a comparision between my benchmark(60gb Vertex3 Vs 120gb Vertex3) vs benchmark i found online using a marvell controller same drive just different size
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
As a side note.. i plugged in the HDD to the sata3 and that also doesnt boot when plugged into the sata3.... curious
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Make a new thread...I can't help with that atm, hopefully I can later, but I can't right now. frown.gif
Nah, can't be bothered. It's okay since I was planning on reinstalling Windows anyway, now that I've got my OC stable and a new GPU installed. smile.gif

By the way, I found an error in the OP:
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If you have are using a SSD use the native Intel or AMD SATA 3Gb/s or SATA 6Gb/s ports, do NOT use the Marvell ports for your SSD [...]
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Excellent guide man. I received my Intel 320 160GB SSD last week and finally have my system back to how I like it. I followed your guide all the way through and it was great. Some real good tips and tricks in there. I'm only on SATA2 (SATA2 SSD anyways) but I'm loving it. BIOS takes the longest when booting, the AHCI stuff scans all my SATA ports and takes up several seconds but Windows 7 boots to desktop in maybe 5-7 seconds. From there I can immediately get to work. Not to mention this thing was $280 with a $120 MIR and a BF3 code that I can sell for maybe $40. That's almost a $120 for a 160GB SSD.
If you're not getting paid for that guide then you should be! I'm sure there's a way lol.

Had to include Luffy in my screen shot. Goes great with my clean desktop.

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Thanks! Congrats on the good deal, glad I could help with the guide! biggrin.gif

I wish I could get some $ off it somehow, it would be nice...thinking.gif
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My only issue now is that sometimes when my computer reboots My mouse will freeze and I have to unplug, then plug it back in.

Make a thread, maybe others can help you out, I never had that issue.
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I have a feeling you may have to reinstall on the Marvell port if you want to use it, though I HIGHLY recommend you don't your 4k reads will be lower, you may experience stuttering, and you sequential will only max at ~370MB/s anyways. Just keep it on the native sata 2 port.
If you want to use the Marvell still change the Marvell port to AHCI from IDE in the BIOS. It may be in advanced settings.
That's all I got for you atm, I'm off to bed for now. thumb.gif

if you see this tommorow -

not really sure what all that means(marvell controllers = bad) could i use different drivers or something?? atm my boot speed is faster than it was with a HDD (granted this is an empty OS) but it seems a bit slow for an SSD, and when im inside the OS it seems like im getting a slow down when i do somethings... like theres just small spikes of delay...

i took some screen shots of things
First 3 show the marvell controller and something else as unidentified
fourth shows that there is no errors in the drivers
fifth and sixth is a comparision between my benchmark(60gb Vertex3 Vs 120gb Vertex3) vs benchmark i found online using a marvell controller same drive just different size
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
As a side note.. i plugged in the HDD to the sata3 and that also doesnt boot when plugged into the sata3.... curious

One more reason not to use the Marvell ports is b/c they don't support TRIM. (marvell controllers = bad)

Can you post a screen shot of AS SSD with your drive?
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Make a new thread...I can't help with that atm, hopefully I can later, but I can't right now. frown.gif
Nah, can't be bothered. It's okay since I was planning on reinstalling Windows anyway, now that I've got my OC stable and a new GPU installed. smile.gif

By the way, I found an error in the OP:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

If you have are using a SSD use the native Intel or AMD SATA 3Gb/s or SATA 6Gb/s ports, do NOT use the Marvell ports for your SSD [...]
tongue.gif

What are you talking about, there is not error...rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by HothBase View Post

By the way, I found an error in the OP:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

If you have are using a SSD use the native Intel or AMD SATA 3Gb/s or SATA 6Gb/s ports, do NOT use the Marvell ports for your SSD [...]
tongue.gif

What are you talking about, there is not error...rolleyes.gif

Something fishy going on here. wink.gif

By the way, I think this info should definitely be added to the guide, a lot of people are using Intel SSDs including me:
What's The Deal With Write-Cache Buffer Flushing?

They take a massive performance hit unlike drives from other brands.
 
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What are you talking about, there is not error...rolleyes.gif

Something fishy going on here. wink.gif

By the way, I think this info should definitely be added to the guide, a lot of people are using Intel SSDs including me:
What's The Deal With Write-Cache Buffer Flushing?

They take a massive performance hit unlike drives from other brands.

Yea I know, that is why it is stated it is not universal lol. It is already linked there too...
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Yea I know, that is why it is stated it is not universal lol. It is already linked there too...

So the Intel drives only experience a conflict with disabling write-cache buffer flushing?
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Yea I know, that is why it is stated it is not universal lol. It is already linked there too...

So the Intel drives only experience a conflict with disabling write-cache buffer flushing?

I know the G2 ones did, not sure on the new ones.
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