johnmk wrote:Thank you -- I appreciate that very much!
1) Where do I tell my readers to go to download the latest Marvell 9123 and 9128 drivers?
Since Marvell provides its chips to OEMs, and since the drivers could be modified by the OEM, the best place to get the latest versions that are certified for the system configuration is from the system manufacturer.
2) I found driver 1036 for the Marvell 9123 controller... Is this the latest? It's dated March 2010
This is the latest version to complete Microsoft's DTM test.
3) Does the Marvell 9123 and 9128 controllers both pass the TRIM command in Windows 7? I recently heard they don't.
First there is not a HW issue with passing the TRIM command through the 912X. Also keep in mind that there are two modes that the 912X can operate. The first mode is RAID mode, which means that the 912X internal processor is running RAID FW and is performing the functions of a ROC. The second mode is Bypass mode, which is the 912X is running as a simple IO Controller.
In Bypass mode you can use the Windows/Linux AHCI inbox driver. When using this driver the TRIM command will be pass through to the drives. Provided the version of the driver being used supports TRIM. In the case of Win 7 the driver contained within SP1 does support TRIM.
In RAID (CPU) Mode the RAID FW is involved with the commands that are passed to the drives. In older versions of the FW the TRIM command was not being passed through. This was noted and the fix is in process.
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