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Try the CD that came with the controller or look for driver on it's website.
That is exactly what I did, lol.

With both, Windows reported there weren't any driver files.

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168 MB/s read, 78.4MB/s write for a total score of 303. Not very happy - will using the SATA2 cable improve this, and will I require a reinstall of Windows?
All SATA cables are of the same standard. There is no such thing as a SATA2 or SATA3 cable. They are simply SATA cables
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All SATA cables are of the same standard. There is no such thing as a SATA2 or SATA3 cable. They are simply SATA cables
Allow me to rephrase, "Should I plug my SSD into the native Intel controller (Even though it is only SATA 2) will this imporve my rather low score?"
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Allow me to rephrase, "Should I plug my SSD into the native Intel controller (Even though it is only SATA 2) will this imporve my rather low score?"
You can try it. However logically speaking your throughput speeds on SATA2 3GB's will be lower than that of your SATA3 6gb's ports. However with SATA2 you wil have TRIM support which IMHO is more important. Without TRIM your SSD drive performance will degrade. At least in SATA2 you will maintain good SSD write/read speeds whereas on SATA3 without TRIM your drives performance will continue to degrade.

Summary.

SATA3 = Faster but without TRIM SSD will degrade
SATA2 =Slower but TRIM will keep the drive at peak performance.
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Is there no other way to get this expensive pile of junk (The PCI E card) to work?

For reference, it's this:
http://us.startech.com/product/PEXSA...r-Adapter-Card
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It should. However, I don't know which mode your PCI-E controller was when you installed Windows. You should switch to the same mode (AHCI I guess?) in Motherboard BIOS in order to boot from SSD. Otherwise you will get BSOD. Then install the Intel drivers that I mentioned earlier.
I never used other controllers so I am not sure entirely how it will work. But that's what I would do.
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Is there no other way to get this expensive pile of junk (The PCI E card) to work?

For reference, it's this:
http://us.startech.com/product/PEXSA...r-Adapter-Card
download the driver from website there, go into device manager click update driver and send it to that folder, remember to extract the folder cos its a zip
post #28 of 125
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Is there no other way to get this expensive pile of junk (The PCI E card) to work?

For reference, it's this:
http://us.startech.com/product/PEXSA...r-Adapter-Card
I see an issue with that card. I see no particular branding on it. I hope its not generic as your TRIM support looks less likely, I could be wrong however.
post #29 of 125
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Is there no other way to get this expensive pile of junk (The PCI E card) to work?

For reference, it's this:
http://us.startech.com/product/PEXSA...r-Adapter-Card
There you go:
Chipset ID = Marvell - 9128

So it is identical to the chipset that Lsdmeasap used in his review. So yes, it will give better sequential speeds but worse 4K speeds. And most importantly, NO TRIM. Which is bad.

I have Marvell (SATA III) controller on my ASUS P7P55D-E PRO and I tried to use it and compared to Intel controller. I get much better results with Intel + TRIM support.
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There you go:
Chipset ID = Marvell - 9128

So it is identical to the chipset that Lsdmeasap used in his review. So yes, it will give better sequential speeds but worse 4K speeds. And most importantly, NO TRIM. Which is bad.

I have Marvell (SATA III) controller on my ASUS P7P55D-E PRO and I tried to use it and compared to Intel controller. I get much better results with Intel + TRIM support.
As I thought. Yeah you will be better off on the Intel controller with TRIM.
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