Originally Posted by Sean Webster;15593979
You are very very wrong sorry.
All you need to do is disable the marvell ports, and change the intel to AHCI. Then plug the drive into the intel ones. If you had them in IDE or installed the SD in IDE mode.Change it to AHCI mode from IDE:
- Exit all Windows-based programs.
- Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.
- Now type Regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window. (If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.)
- Locate and then click the following registry sub key:
- In the right pane right-click Start in the Name column and then click Modify.
- In the Value data box, type 0 [3 is default], and then click OK.
- On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
- Restart your computer
- Go to BIOS and enable AHCI, Save & Reboot
- Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.
ok, so regarding the controller situation, heres my understanding..
please correct me if i am misunsderstanding
SATA 3 6Gb/s (Gigabits) would mean a theoretical throughput of 600MB/s (Megabytes) meaning a 500MB/s SSD eg Force 3 120gb would be able to run at full 500MB/s with around 100MB/s headroom
- A disk benchmark ran from my SSD on the Marvell controller shows seq write of 200MB/s & seq read of 140MB/s
SATA 2 3Gb/s (Gigabits) would mean a theoretical throughput of 300MB/s (Megabytes) meaning a 500MB/s SSD eg Force 3 120gb would be able to run at 300MB/s (but the SSD itself is capable of faster speeds)
The Marvell SATA 3 6Gb/s controller on the P6X58D-E is w**k, dosen't work properly and so all board manufacturers have dropped in favour of Intels solution
The Intel SATA 2 3Gb/s controller on the P6X58D-E (and every other board for that matter) does work properly and can produce the max throughput stated 3Gb/s (300MB/s) so long as storage media connected can perform at that level
(although when the Marvell controller POST message is displayed on Boot it mentions something about PCI-e x1 5.0Gbps <<<< need clarification does that mean this particular controller is actually only capable of 500MB/s dispite the fact of being marketed as a SATA 3 6Gb/s controller port on the motherboard ..!!! ??? in which case I hate marketing people!!!!!!!
in my mind IF the above is correct and true, then if I connect my Corsair Force 3 120gb to the Working and properly functioning SATA 2 3Gb/s port on Intel controller then I should see on the disk benchmark the full 3Gb/s seq. (300MB/s) write and read speeds that the drive is more than capable of, beating the speeds of the "superior" SATA 3 controller of as mentioned previously 200MB/s write and 140MB/s read
Would love confirmation/a persons experience of this before i switch...
Thx all!Edited by FuRy88 - 11/7/11 at 6:38am