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post #31 of 41
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results... surely the Marvell SATA 3 controller wins????... :S

as the read speeds on the MArvell controller out perform the read speeds on the SATA 2 contoller, with the writes being close to the same????

although myboot time was marginally faster and i know for a fact due to the windows logo dissapearing at an earlier point of the animation than on the SATA 3 controller
post #32 of 41
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i actually got slightly worse scores after i did the 4k align procedure as well.. i cant put it down to variation in test as it was across the board and across different benchmarks ... / wierd looks like i had it setup the best in the first place....
post #33 of 41
You aren't using the intel drivers, you are using the default windows ones...update
post #34 of 41
Install windows rapid storage technology and ensure your using the intel SATA ports and not the Marvell Ports. If you insist on the Marvell, make sure you install the latest marvell drivers along side windows Rapid S. Tech.
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post #35 of 41
Don't use Marvell controller.. I know you want to justify the money you payed for the so called "6Gb/s SATA" but it is simply NOT a 6Gb/s controller, it's crap..

You can read through the forum and find out by yourself how bad it is or you can listen to a bunch of us people who've been here long enough and know what we are talking about.

In short, Marvell gives poor performance, much worse that native Intel SATA 3Gb/s controller. It doesn't support TRIM (useful for keeping you drive performing at top speeds over time). Drivers are buggy and might cause stuttering etc.

To sum up, if your board doesn't have native 6 Gb/s ports, use native 3 Gb/s ports for the best performance.

And yeah, get Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Edited by XSCounter - 11/7/11 at 10:49pm
post #36 of 41
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great response guys this is one of the things I was particularly unsure of, the Intel RST driver... i didn't know whether I was suppose to get the Intel RST driver or or not..

So the RST driver is an updated (not standard one that is used by windows) for ICH10R Chipset right?... dont get me wrong ive built and installed a ton of machines but i never get the Intel Chipset Driver... surely thats the driver isn't it.. but when it installs it seems to go to fast to complete and do nothing (as you can see the log of the install as it happens)
Edited by FuRy88 - 11/8/11 at 2:13am
post #37 of 41
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XSCounter;15613991 
Don't use Marvell controller.. I know you want to justify the money you payed for the so called "6Gb/s SATA" but it is simply NOT a 6Gb/s controller, it's crap..

You can read through the forum and find out by yourself how bad it is or you can listen to a bunch of us people who've been here long enough and know what we are talking about.

In short, Marvell gives poor performance, much worse that native Intel SATA 3Gb/s controller. It doesn't support TRIM (useful for keeping you drive performing at top speeds over time). Drivers are buggy and might cause stuttering etc.

To sum up, if your board doesn't have native 6 Gb/s ports, use native 3 Gb/s ports for the best performance.

And yeah, get Intel® Rapid Storage Technology

after my own research and then concluding in these forums i was pretty sure of the same thing mate.. and I will most probably switch back to the Intel controller but the benchmarks show clearly that the SATA 6 Marvell controller matches the writes almost of the SATA 2 Intel and outperforms the reads by over 100MB/s.... since we know thats its all about reads for the SSD OS drive... then surely.. uh.. what...... see what im saying... tad confusing
Edited by FuRy88 - 11/8/11 at 1:20am
post #38 of 41
Note that random (4k) reads are important and not sequential. This is why Marvell is useless! All those talk about 250 MB/s vs 500 MB/s is a pointless since those sequential speeds don't matter. It's just what producers use for marketing.
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Originally Posted by FuRy88;15614788 
So the RST driver is not an updated (not standard one that is used by windows) for ICH10R Chipset right?... dont get me wrong ive built and installed a ton of machines but i never get the Intel Chipset Driver... surely thats the driver isn't it.. but when it installs it seems to go to fast to complete and do nothing (as you can see the log of the install as it happens)

Yes RST is a separate driver made by Intel itself and not Microsoft. It also usually (if you follow my link) includes a nice tool which allows to manage all your drives connected to Intel ports. Always a must have for me when I reinstall Windows or install for friends.
Edited by XSCounter - 11/8/11 at 2:03am
post #39 of 41
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XSCounter;15613991 
Don't use Marvell controller.. I know you want to justify the money you payed for the so called "6Gb/s SATA" but it is simply NOT a 6Gb/s controller, it's crap..

You can read through the forum and find out by yourself how bad it is or you can listen to a bunch of us people who've been here long enough and know what we are talking about.

In short, Marvell gives poor performance, much worse that native Intel SATA 3Gb/s controller. It doesn't support TRIM (useful for keeping you drive performing at top speeds over time). Drivers are buggy and might cause stuttering etc.

To sum up, if your board doesn't have native 6 Gb/s ports, use native 3 Gb/s ports for the best performance.

And yeah, get Intel® Rapid Storage Technology

yo XS, out of the two files Intel RST to download, which one do i need??

iata_enu OR iata_cd
post #40 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by FuRy88;15619320 
yo XS, out of the two files Intel RST to download, which one do i need??

iata_enu OR iata_cd

This one (iata_enu )smile.gif
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