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Looking for some help! I am setting up my X58A-UD7 PC for Flight Simulator X
I will be using 2 Western Digital Velociraptors. One for the OS and the other for FSX
The current wisdom with FSX PC's is that the SATA ports should be set to IDE.
Since I am looking for Maximum HD performance in IDE mode I was wondering which
Sata ports on the board I should use and what are the appropriate Bios setting.
FSX forums talk about Enhanced IDE setting in the bios but I cannot find any referance to that
in the UD7 bios. The two HDD's I am using are WD3000GLFS for the OS and a WD6000HLHX
for FSX and they are not in any raid config. No raid involved here. Also How do I setup the Marvel drivers
for this.
I can overclock a CPU and Mem and graphics card but when it comes to storage I am clueless!
Thanks for the help

Im no expert on this matter. But there are a few people here that should be able to help you. When i installed my SSD recently everyone told me to stay away from the Marvell controllers and use the Intel SATA ports. This i guess would be the same for you, the Marvell ports don't seem to be any good.

Just a guess when you say Enhanced IDE, im guessing you mean ACHI. In that case just set your HDD's to ACHI mode in BIOS rather than IDE.

I would wait for an expert to confirm what i am saying however. Good luck.
    
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IDE writes your data in a row and ACHI writes data where ever the head is so it can be faster in ACHI. That is what you should use, and yes the Intel ports are faster the then the Marvel. Put the drives on them and install the Intel Rapid Storage drivers.
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Thanks, I appreciate the advice.. I understand that ACHI is faster than IDE but Microsoft flight Simulator X is such a weird fish for best performance often the solutions are counter intuitive!
If I go with an IDE setup are the intel ports still the best?
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Thanks, I appreciate the advice.. I understand that ACHI is faster than IDE but Microsoft flight Simulator X is such a weird fish for best performance often the solutions are counter intuitive!
If I go with an IDE setup are the intel ports still the best?
Generally yes, Intel controllers are normally better.
I'm not sure why you are not setting FSX up on an SSD? That would give you the best all around performance.
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@Avidean

I have lived something similar to your case! My only issue while using in intel ahci mode both my SATA 3 BARACUDA XT and Sata2 Ssd is the significant DROP of the burst rate of my HDD that used to be previously on the marvell controller.

Note: I would still appreciate an answer to my question below...!

See quote below pls:
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Hi again,
I just found the opportunity to change the connection of my drives to my X58a-UD7 rev 1
SSD remains in SataII_0
Barracuda XT 2Tb Sata3 is moved from marvell to SataII_2
My 2 DvdRWs are now in SataII_4 and 5
Please note that I have AHCI enabled in Sata II ports for the trim to work with my Intel G2 ssd, which makes my Barracuda XT sata3 drive also to work in AHCI mode!
I just ran HD Tune in the Barracuda drive and the comparison between the Marvell Sata3 / IDE configuration in oposition to Sata2 / Ahci configuration gives almost same performance numbers EXCEPT the Burst Rate that has a substantial loss in Sata 2 / AHCI mode.
It dropped from 257.3 mb/s to 172.5 mb/s!
Is this due to the change from sata 3 to sata 2 controller or due to the change from IDE to AHCI mode? Is this an actual performance loss or just theoretical?
Thanks A LOT!
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Thanks for the help. I would use an SDD but tthat would involve spending Money:D
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@Avidean
I have lived something similar to your case! My only issue while using in intel ahci mode both my SATA 3 BARACUDA XT and Sata2 Ssd is the significant DROP of the burst rate of my HDD that used to be previously on the marvell controller.
Note: I would still appreciate an answer to my question below...!
See quote below pls:
Did you have data on the drive and just go into the BIOS and change the setup from IDE to ACHI? If that is the case then you need to do a registry tweak to get it to work like that or do a freash install.
I will post how to do the tweak if you don't kow how but I am at work right now.
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Did you have data on the drive and just go into the BIOS and change the setup from IDE to ACHI? If that is the case then you need to do a registry tweak to get it to work like that or do a freash install.
I will post how to do the tweak if you don't kow how but I am at work right now.

Hi,

Thanks for your help offer! Yes, i had data on the hdd when i moved it from the Sata3 marvell IDE mode controller to the Intel Sata2 AHCI mode controller. The registry tweak would be more than welcome smile.gif
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Hi,
Thanks for your help offer! Yes, i had data on the hdd when i moved it from the Sata3 marvell IDE mode controller to the Intel Sata2 AHCI mode controller. The registry tweak would be more than welcome smile.gif
Sorry for the late replies, been busy.
You can use the MS Fix it tool or edit the registry yourself.

Link to tool here: (link)

Regedit:

Exit all Windows-based programs.
Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.
Now type Regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window. (If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.)
Locate and then click the following registry sub key:
Code:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci

In the right pane right-click Start in the Name column and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 0 [3 is default], and then click OK.
On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
Restart your computer
Go to UEFI/BIOS and enable AHCI, Save & Reboot
Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.
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Not sure how this works, so I'll just post here and see.

Working with a Gigabyte UD9 motherboard. They pushed the F6 BIOS update to support 3TB and larger discs and EFI booting. It's a 2MB BIOS so it must be flashed from within Windows and not from a MS-DOS flasher. To accomplish this, I installed windows briefly to a used 320GB HDD to get a basic install working, just so that I could install and run @bios. The upgrade went great, but it was alot of work to do just for upgrading the BIOS. I was now able to setup a new installation using 3TB drives after flashing to F6. Was there a better approach?

Later, after a reboot, something happened to the BIOS that caused a checksum error. The board auto loaded a backup bios without my interaction. It reverted to the 1MB F4 bios that doesn't support 3TB drives. And I can't upgrade it because I need windows booted and working to re-flash it. So this basically traps me out of my system and I would have to repeat the above process all over again. This seems to set the stage for a very flakey setup.

Am I misunderstanding something??

Thanks,
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Edited by bytesaber - 7/22/12 at 2:43pm
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