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Thinking about getting a Crucial m4.

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Hey guys,

I am thinking about getting a Crucial m4 SSD. I was wondering if I need the Marvell controller with my SSD. Microcenter, where I get all my computer parts because I live near one, has them with and without Marvell Controllers, but they are the same price. Is there a difference? What is a Marvell Controller? Do I need one with my setup? The links below are the links to each SSD with and without the controller. My rig below is accurate.

With Marvell:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0364545

Without Marvell
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0385188
post #2 of 6
marvell controllers have a bad rap...go without wink.gif

you have 2 6gb/s sata connections on that board
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Yeah definitely without. Some issues and negative feedback from the Marvell controllers. The M4 is an awesome ssd. Will not be disappointed
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yep use SATA ports 1 or 2 they are SATAIII ports controlled by the Intel controller of the boards chipset smile.gif
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Thanks. That tells me everything I need to know. I suspected I would want without, but wanted to make sure.
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i own a crucial M4. excellent SSD. go for it. but use it on intel controller tongue.gif
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