Stupid question regarding Marvells Sata 6Gb/s Controller

Hard Drives, Optical Drives, USB keys, Flash memory. Need help with or have experiences with a storage device? Share it in here!
Post Reply
DragonFury
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 605
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:51 am

Stupid question regarding Marvells Sata 6Gb/s Controller

Post by DragonFury » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:23 pm

I finally was able to get me a SATA 6Gb/s SSD for my computer. The current motherboard I am running is a MSI X58A-GD65 with a 970 CPU. When I hookd up the Crucial SSD on the Marvell SATA 6Gb/s controller my performance tanks. I am talking like 201MB/s on Crystal Diskmark seq read testing, there are other programs I used for testing as well needless to say the SSD did not d=do to well on them either. So I hooked it up on the ICH10R SB on the motherboard, my performance shoots up to 275MB/s on Crystal Diskmark seg read testing. I updated the BIOS on both SSD and motherboard still same.

Question is the marvell controller known to have issues running at 6Gb/s speeds? especially the first working batch? I do know that Marvel had serious issues regarding the first SATA 6Gb/s controllers on the p55 when they first got released.

First time actually being able to run SATA 6Gb/s drives on my computer, so in essence I am clueless on the marvell controller.
Mini ME
Is in a state of flux....

User avatar
FZ1
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4448
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:49 pm
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Contact:

Re: Stupid question regarding Marvells Sata 6Gb/s Controller

Post by FZ1 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:18 am

Yes, you need to use the Intel controller.
Joe

User avatar
InspectahACE
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 1765
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:25 pm
Location: Las Vegas

Re: Stupid question regarding Marvells Sata 6Gb/s Controller

Post by InspectahACE » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:42 am

Yea those Marvell controllers are wack. I can't even utilize both SATA 6Gbps ports on my board without the system crashing. :x
i7 3930K @ 3.8 Ghz | Asus Rampage IV Extreme | Asus GTX TITAN SLI | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-1866 | Corsair H100i | Corsair Force GT 90 GB SSD | 2x Corsair Force GT 240 GB SSD | 450GB VelociRaptor | Sound Blaster Z | Corsair AX1200i PSU | Logitech G502 | Logitech G810| CM HAF-932 Black Edition | BenQ Zowie XL2730 27" monitor | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

User avatar
Sparky
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 723
Joined: Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:47 pm
Location: Huntington Beach, CA USA

Re: Stupid question regarding Marvells Sata 6Gb/s Controller

Post by Sparky » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:06 am

I've disabled mine in BIOS and uninstalled the drivers...too buggy.
Last edited by Sparky on Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Asus X58 Sabertooth|i7 950|CM Hyper 212+|12GB XMS3 PC1600|XFX HD 6870 |Samsung 840 Evo 250 GB SSD|1TB WD Caviar Black SATA 6|1 TB WD Caviar Black SATA 3|X-Fi Titanium|Corsair HX 750|LG Blu-ray Burner|Asus DVD/CD Burner|CM HAF 922|Windows 7 64 Bit

DragonFury
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 605
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:51 am

Re: Stupid question regarding Marvells Sata 6Gb/s Controller

Post by DragonFury » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:47 am

Thank you, I was making sure it was the controller and not my imagination.
Mini ME
Is in a state of flux....

Post Reply