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I just installed my crucial m4 128gb and have been following seans guide but am on step 6: install newest SATA and chipset drivers..
My problem is my motherboard is the gigabyte x58a-ud3r and in the guide it says not to use marvell controllers but it looks like the only 2 sata 6gb/s ports on the motherboard are marvell. Is this correct? If this is should I use them and what drivers do I install? Do I need the intel rapid drivers? I found the drivers for my motherboard here: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3449#dl but I am just not sure what to install for the best performance.
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It may work, but if this is your boot drive, i would definitely use the NATIVE sata2 3gb/sec connection. You'll loose some read speed, but writes will be just as quick. Using 3rd party controller for boot drive is asking for trouble, imo.
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Stay away from marvel... Use the Intel SATA II controller. It is slower, but MUCH more reliable.
 
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Yes you should install the intel rst drivers with ahci mode.

Just to add,your marvel sata 6 isn't all it's cracked up to be.As was suggested go with the Intel sata 2 ports.

An ssd should always be installed in the first available sata port,0 or 1.
Edited by djsi38t - 7/8/13 at 8:34pm
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Yes you should install the intel rst drivers with ahci mode.

Just to add,your marvel sata 6 isn't all it's cracked up to be.As was suggested go with the Intel sata 2 ports.

An ssd should always be installed in the first available sata port,0 or 1.

Ah yeah I just found that out after doing some research ...oh well frown.gif
So if i just installed windows can i just move the drive the different port or do i have to install the os again? Also i don't get if i just have to change the first setting in bios to achi or if i have to change each Sata port setting to achi as well?
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You can swap ports, but may have to perform startup repair. If there's a setting for each sata port, enable the one(s) you're using.
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