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i have a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard and i have ran into problems with using ssd, i have tried two drives SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) and a Corsair Performance 3 Series CSSD-P3128GB2/RF2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) both of them gave out bad performance the corsair gave out 180 read and 90 write (numbers are ~ as i dont have access to my pc at the moment) and the samsung gave out 270-300 read and 180-220 write, i have read that my motherboard has an bad controller i have everything setup right and all the software downloaded, is there anything i can do? like a pci controller or something for a reasonable price? i currently dont have the budget for a new motherboard and cpu, and my overclocked i7 930 still gets the job done.
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First i want to say that your thread have wrong name.Marvell controller is not bad.Gigabyte is BAD.They advertise SATA3 speeds and they know very well its theoretically impossible,because one pci-e line cant deliver that,especially if its not overclock to max. I also have X58A-UD3R and i try everything to have SATA3,but it just want happened.I try overclocking pci-e line on which is connected Marvel 9128 controller,and that give me some good results(i also change some settings in bios to give me that results).Then i tried pci-e card with AS Media 1061 controller,that give me even better results,also with overclock pci-e line,near 440mb/s seq and 4k was also great just like on SATA3.
But best thing you can do with that board is to buy two same 128gb SSDS and put them in RAID 0,that is only it will give you SATA3 results(and even better then SATA3).
After that i had some money to spend and i bought Z77 platform,i wanted 1000mb/s,but i can say for sure that was thrown money,i never feel improvement from X58.X58 is still great platform,just buy two 128gb SSD and you will have them also one day when you upgrade.
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