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Uhm no, there is no branding on it. I wasn't aware there's a whole shopping mall full of designer brands for SATA 3 controllers. Put ismply it says it works and it doesn't.

@richie: I have done exactly that!
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Right okay thanks for your help everyone. I'm going to return this useless piece of metal to the shop and demand a refund. What a waste of my money.

Still not entirely happy though - with SATA 2 the speeds won't be much faster if fatser at all, maybe even slower. Yet I see people with the same drive as me getting crazy speeds! Is it because they are using internal SATA 3 controllers? (Those new Gigabyte mobos that come with them).

So now I will remove the PCI-E card, connect the SSD to the SATA 2 internal controller. Do you think it would be best to do a fresh install of Windows?

Not a happy SSD user... I expected much better.
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Uhm no, there is no branding on it. I wasn't aware there's a whole shopping mall full of designer brands for SATA 3 controllers. Put ismply it says it works and it doesn't.

@richie: I have done exactly that!
My advice would be to RMA it. Simply because it is not working out for you. You can always find another SATA3 card with a TRIM supported chipset.
post #34 of 125
You can try the Marvell Drivers from here:
http://www.station-drivers.com/page/marvell.htm

Under "Marvell MV-91xx (88SE91xx) Ahci/Raid Controller"

You will get faster speed from Intel Controller. Simply because you will have proper drivers installed (Rapid Storage Technology from Intel). And yes, to be 100% sure, I would reinstall Windows (don't forget to change to AHCI in BIOS before that).
post #35 of 125
I can see people getting up to 550 total score in AS SSD Benchmark with your C300 128GB and using SATA 2 (Intel) controller. You should get roughly the same after installing all the drivers etc. (compare to 300 that you got with driverless Marvell controller)
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But installing the drivers for my PCI-E card, whatever I do, will not give me TRIM support, correct?

And excuse my lack of tech speak but what does RMA mean?

If there are any SATA 3 controllers out there with TRIM support I would love to know.
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No, Marvell had no drivers released that support TRIM (not officially at least). So no TRIM with your PCI-E controller.

New P67 motherboards with 1155 chipsets have native SATA 6GB/s support.

RMA is Return Merchandise Authorization. It's basically an arrangement between you and supplier to return the goods and get a refund. If you bought in store, just return it to store yourself, no need for RMA.
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But installing the drivers for my PCI-E card, whatever I do, will not give me TRIM support, correct?

And excuse my lack of tech speak but what does RMA mean?

If there are any SATA 3 controllers out there with TRIM support I would love to know.

Correct it may still not support TRIM

RMA= Return Merchandise Authorization.
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*insert lengthy chain of swear words here* after installing the Marvell drivers, a quick reboot a d Windows gets to finishing the initial black "loading windows" animation before my screen reports no signal. Nothing. The PC still runs. I am so peeved right now. Nothing is working as it should and this whole thing has been a giant headache with a giant bill. Will proceed to reconnect the SSD with SATA 2 and reinstall Windows.
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Oh man not good, I would simply return it mate and get a branded SATA3 controller card that states it supports TRIM.
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