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Marvell Raid Controller slowness?

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Hi,

I just purchased an ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Mobo and have 2 Mushkin Chronos 120GB SSD's in a RAID 0. The motherboard has 2 ports 6GBps on the Marvell Controller and then 2 ports that are 6GBps for the default intel controller.

My drive performance tests were lower than expected and I went to Muskin to see what was up and they told me that it was because I installed the RAID on the Marvell controller and not on the Intel one. Is this true and why? If I did want to move the drives over would I have to wipe everything and start from scratch? I really dont want to do that did it twice already because one of the SSD died after 3 days.

Looking forward to your remarks.
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yea, the marvell is slower, use the intel at all costs and disable the crappy marvell ones.

As for the swap, I think if you uninstall the marvell sata drvier (if even installed) and you switch to the intel port you should be fine as long as the mobo is set to boot from the drive after the switch and the sata mode is set properly to what it was set to on teh marvel controller (ahci or ide, you can change after the switch)
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Thanks for the quick reply Sean. I did some more research as well and everyone is saying the Marvel controller basically can only do 300MBPS and saturates one fast SSD drive. I am upset with myself for not noticing this to start with, I was in a rush and this is what happens.

Quick question though when I move over to the Intel P67 Express Chipset any certain driver version I should be running? I just dont want to screw myself again by getting the RAID setup and figure out I need to do a firmware update or something.
Edited by pxpx - 3/2/12 at 12:24pm
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