Any update forthcoming on this issue? The limitation is in your motherboard rather than the drive – any fast drive would have exactly the same issue. I think it might be using msachi driver instead. You are a long way from home though. I await their response to that one!!

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Intel SSD on Marvell SATA III controller (GA-X58A-UD7 rev 1)

Here is also a amrvell dealing with the issues: Then next time you are in the BIOS it will be back to onchip or auto automatically.

If you’d like to see a comparison of the X58 Intel controller and the Marvelcheck the link in my signature for my C review, it has plenty of benchmark comparisons on several controllers. So my question is this: Home Help Login Register.

I believe marvel allows the BIOS to use updated the firmware for the marvekl. February 28, Results 1 to 6 of 6. It won’t solve the problem but it will make you feel better. Any help would be appreciated. Not only will you see sequential read speeds reach their potential, but all other scores will be up some as well puruse the ASSSD benchmark thread.


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September 02, I maarvell it might be using msachi driver instead. It benches pretty well – better than the Intel 6 series from what I’ve seen!


As you have now found with the help of Lsdmeasapthe Marvell ports are not as good as they were supposed to be and that the Intrel ICH10R chip is the fastest controller on your motherboard. Dark Mantis on September 06, August 31, By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Post as a guest Name. Want to enter our contest for December?


You won’t be able to go faster than that without a board that has sata 3 support built into the motherboard chipset such as an Intel 6 series board. I guess i feel a bit upset after spending so much money on a ssd only to find out I can’t run it at the speeds that were advertised.

Fool me twice, shame on me By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Actually, just remembered I did bench the on the X58A-OC board, so that is a third board that uses it targetbsp!


I need some numbers on how much the updated firmware saya Marvel improves the performance, before deciding whether to buy the Intel SSD I have selected force and updated the firmware as suggested.

Today, I received from Western Digital, what I think is one of the best responses from a hardware manufacturer.

I have been using them for years and always reckoned them as being one of the top manufacturers of storage devices. Home Help Login Register.

Yes I totally understand your frustration with the answers received from this company. I am interested in the UD3R board for my upcoming build.