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Marvell or Intell controller for Sata3?

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Hey on my Gigabyte board, it has the Marvell 88SE9172 controller and a Intell Controller, which is better to use for Sata 3 SSD?

also before i install windows, if im using a ahci enabled ssd will i need to do the pre install dirver for windows 7?
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I've heard the Intel SATA ports are the better ones.

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intel
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Yes, use the intel ones.
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Ok, so when using the Intel ones, do i need to use the
Intel SATA Preinstall driver
(For AHCI / RAID Mode)
Note: Press F6 during Windows setup to read from floppy.
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Install your OS using achi mode then DL and install the latest rapid storage driver's through windows and reboot. Here's the link.
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Yeah, definitely the Intel SATA ports. You may get a slightly faster bootup time if you also go ahead and disable the Marvell ports in your BIOS.
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