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Windows 7: SSD speed adequate ?

21 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
SSD speed adequate ?

Hi Guys, Ive got and ASUS P7P55D-E PRO motherboard, and a new Corsair Force 3 120gb SSD as my main drive.

Im using my boards Marvel 6gb/s sata conncection with a 6gb/s sata cable.

Ive set AHCI in bios, how are my speeds looking?? I was expecting more lol

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22 Dec 2011   #2
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011

Marvell controllers are not up to it. Intel's are all the go. Just think of it as having a good ssd when you next update your board.

Just make sure that you have the latest firmware on the ssd. 1.3.3 is fairly stable for now.
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22 Dec 2011   #3

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

What he said.

I've messed around with the Marvell controllers on two different motherboards and they can't hold a candle to the Intel controller. They might do for an optical drive, but you'll see your numbers improve by moving your HD/SSD to the Intel one. :)
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22 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
SSD speed adequate ?

** edit** grr typed an essay and phone deleted mostly all of it..

What I meant to say was, that I thought ASUS had adopted the intel controlers before the P7 era of boards.

Its a shame that older boards are suffering.. Well cauing the owner to suffer.

I have a force 3 120gb with my P8Z68 board and I'm very impressed with its performance, yet to benchmark it though lol
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22 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64

Thanks for the info guys, looks like im gonna have to suffer for now lol.

I tried the SSD on the Marvel conroller using
IDE settings in BIOS and get more or less the same results as I do on the Intel Controller, using the same configurations and thats with the updated Corsair firmware 1.3.3.

The new SS below are (in order top to botttom)

1. My Samsung Spinpoint F3 in RAID 0 (2x1TB) on the Intel Controller

2. My SSD on the Intel Controller

3. My SSD on the Marvel (AHCI)

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22 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64

ATTO on Intel

ATTO on Marvel

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