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ICH10 or Marvel 6gb/s with C300?

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It seems I normally read people with the C300 and intel boards are not bothering with the sata6gb/s and are just using ICH10.

I recently moved over to X58 so I have the same choice to make.

I guess the problem with the marvel was no trim? I thought I remember reading that. I'm happy with ICH10, also using the intel driver over the MS one.

Just curious what other people are doing.
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I thought that TRIM was run on the internal controller, not the SATA controller.
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Well I know the driver comes into play as well.
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Are you building a RAID? If not dont worry about it at all. Where you use the Marvell drivers there will be no performance loss whether or not there is TRIM because the C300 has very aggressive GC.

I went months with it in SATA3 mode and boot...not a prob whatsoever.
post #5 of 7
For trim you need driver, controller, drive and OS to support trim, if you are missing one you miss them all. The c300 has very agressive garbage collection to help maintain speeds during loss of TRIM such as in current sata6G enviroments. Lights out I woudl use SATA6G on your mobo with BIOS FC, as it has a very very nice version of the marvell firmware built in, just make sure it updates the firmware after flash first boot. Then use MSAHCI driver by not installing marvell drivers, see yhow it works, then use marvell drivers, for some reason it seems marvell drivers beat out normal msahci driver now.
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Forgot about this thread. I think I am on bios FB. Haven't got around to updating. Also running the drive on sata 3gb/s. Just been too lazy to eff with it. I'll give this a try though Sin thanks again.
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Ok updated bios and moved to sata 6gb/s. Yikes marvel driver killed my 4-64k speed. Heres a screen marvel on the left.
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