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Hi Sean, nice review and yes it is real aluminum .
Cantii did you get the problem fixed? If there is no joy out of tech support let me know (I'll try and keep an eye out here but you might want to message/friend Plextor.Team on facebook)
BTW we're giving way a 128GB M3 in a contest on our Fbook page http://www.facebook.com/PlextorGlobal

Ahh sorry, had finals this week so I've not been able to get my done. Here's a screenshot of my Plextor M3 128GB on AS SSD:

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Before, the sequential was reading 260MB/sec, but now it's back to what it should be. This is on my Sabertooth X58's Marvell controller with the latest Marvell 91xx SATA III controller drivers for it. So my issue was resolved, however the score makes me sad.

Is that score a direct result of the Marvell SATA III controller, or is there something I can do to tweak it?

That is due to the Marvell SATA 3 controller being crappy. You are better off disabling it and putting the drive on SATA 2. I think the Marvell Controller doesn't support trim either.
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That is due to the Marvell SATA 3 controller being crappy. You are better off disabling it and putting the drive on SATA 2. I think the Marvell Controller doesn't support trim either.

Unfortunately, I think it's doomed to be on that Marvell 91XX controller. On my motherboard, for some reason, the SATA 1 and SATA 2 ports can't be used at all. Whenever I plug a drive into them, it throws a fit and won't boot as it knocks out my Vertex 2, for some reason (which has also started majorly degrade in performance.. makes me sad).

I've been trying to find a solution to the problem (I therefore use only SATA 3, 4, 5 and 6 ports, which are all occupied), however to no avail. If I could find a way to put a drive on those first two ports and have everything I need, I'll be a happy man. mad.gif
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Have you tried to disable the Marvell Ports completely when you put the drive in the Intel SATA port?
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Have you tried to disable the Marvell Ports completely when you put the drive in the Intel SATA port?

I have not, then again, I haven't seen the option in the BIOS to do that. I'll have to take a look and give it a shot if it can be done.

EDIT: Success. I had to dig deep into the BIOS just to find the Marvell controller settings, turned it off. I had to then re-arrange the physical location of my boot drive, as it wasn't being picked up due to being too far down the list. Everything's fine, now, here's an SS of AS SSD:

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Sequential went down (though, shouldn't it be up around what it was before? SATA II can go up to 383MB/sec), but overall score went up, so that's a win.

Thanks for your help, +Rep.
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