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So I just got my M4. I was so excited. It's GREAT! Speeds were amazing. It came with 0009 firmware already on it.

I benched it using CrystalDisk Mark, and I got 360MB/s read, 109 write, and 22 random.

I'm connected to the Marvell controller with AHCI mode. It's either that or one of my 6x Intel ports, but the Intel controller is set to RAID.

Should I use the Intel controller instead, even though its in RAID mode? I'm also now getting intermittent lockups (after Marvell driver installation) about every 2-3 seconds.....doing anything at all (just moving the mouse causes it). Ever since installing the Marvell drivers, my speeds have also gone down to around 275MB/s read (I get ticked off at that point and close the bench before it finishes).

What can I do?
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Avoid Marvell at all costs. Poor performance, no TRIM support, buggy drivers (?)..

Seriously, why use Marvell when you have super fast native Intel SATA 6 Gb/s ports which support TRIM?
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Avoid Marvell at all costs. Poor performance, no TRIM support, buggy drivers (?)..

Seriously, why use Marvell when you have super fast native Intel SATA 6 Gb/s ports which support TRIM?
Did you even read my post?

My Intel controller is set to RAID. Look at the drives that I'm using.....

Intel = RAID (and RAID only, I cannot lose my arrays)
Marvell = AHCI or IDE (its set to AHCI)

Both offer 6Gb/s ports. I didn't think anything of it, but I knew the SSD had to be on an AHCI port. And since my Intel ports CAN'T be set to AHCI, due to them being in RAID....that left one choice.
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Sorry, I am at work so couldn't be more attentive. Are you using HDDs in array on 6Gb/s ports? Not a very wise decision since HDDs don't benefit too much from such a fast controller, unlike SSDs.

What I would do is move your array to Intel 3Gb/s controller and plug your SSD in Intel 6Gb/s. Dump Marvell.
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Sorry, I am at work so couldn't be more attentive. Are you using HDDs in array on 6Gb/s ports? Not a very wise decision since HDDs don't benefit too much from such a fast controller, unlike SSDs.

What I would do is move your array to Intel 3Gb/s controller and plug your SSD in Intel 6Gb/s. Dump Marvell.
I would, but the Intel controller would STILL be in RAID mode....

It doesn't matter if I'm using the 3Gb/s or 6Gb/s ports on the Intel controller. When I set it to RAID mode, ALL 6 ports (4x 3Gb/s, 2x 6Gb/s) go into RAID mode. If I set it to AHCI, they ALL go to AHCI mode.

And I need my RAID5 (which is on the 3Gb/s ports).

I could put one of my F3's onto the leftover 3Gb/s port, and the other F3 still on the Intel 6Gb/s port. That would free up one Intel 6Gb/s port. However, it would be in RAID mode...not AHCI.
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Isn't RAID mode was a superset of AHCI? I don't think it would matter if the SSD was attached to the Intel controller while set to RAID.
 
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A single drive connected to a controller in RAID mode will operate in AHCI automatically. There is no issue there. I personally don't even have a RAID array and both my single drives are connected to Intel controller in RAID mode. Works just like if I was using AHCI mode.
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A single drive connected to a controller in RAID mode will operate in AHCI automatically. There is no issue there. I personally don't even have a RAID array and both my single drives are connected to Intel controller in RAID mode. Works just like if I was using AHCI mode.
Sweet! I didn't know that!

I'll do that first thing tomorrow then.
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Sweet! I didn't know that!

I'll do that first thing tomorrow then.

Yeah it will run fine in RAID mode. When I only had 1 SSD and 2 Storage drives on RAID 1 I had to set all 1-4 SATA ports to RAID. The SSD was on port 1 and the 2 F3's were on Ports 3-4. The SSD gets picked up as a single drive thats not in an array and is configured properly. I recently got a second m4 so I now have 2 SSDs in RAID 0 and the 2 storage drives in RAID 1. Getting close to 900mb/s Read now with my 2 M4's in RAID 0 its insane. they are great drives and screaming fast with that new firmware.
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