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November 26, 2013 8:49:19 PM

Hi all,


My SanDisk Extreme 120gb does not seem to be performing well.

Specs:
Windows 8.1 Pro
Intel i7 930
asus p6x58d-e
achi enabled

ssd is installed on SATA 3

What is going wrong?
Thanks

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a b * Windows 8
November 26, 2013 11:09:42 PM

Your motherboard does not have native SATA 3 (6Gb/s) ports.
Your motherboard uses a Marvell 9128 controller for the 6Gb/s ports which has a data bandwidth of PCIe x1 at 5Gb/s (500MB/s).
You won't get advertised Read/Write speeds from any current generation SSD you connect to those ports.

That being said, your ATTO benchmark results still should be higher.

Double-check that your drive is connected to port SATA_6G_1 or SATA_6G_2.
See page 2-2 of your motherboard manual for the location of the ports.
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November 27, 2013 3:56:50 AM

Dereck47 said:
Your motherboard does not have native SATA 3 (6Gb/s) ports.
Your motherboard uses a Marvell 9128 controller for the 6Gb/s ports which has a data bandwidth of PCIe x1 at 5Gb/s (500MB/s).
You won't get advertised Read/Write speeds from any current generation SSD you connect to those ports.

That being said, your ATTO benchmark results still should be higher.

Double-check that your drive is connected to port SATA_6G_1 or SATA_6G_2.
See page 2-2 of your motherboard manual for the location of the ports.


Dereck47, thanks for your reply. That's what I thought as well, that it still should be be higher than what I am getting. I've read about the native vs non native SATA 3 but the numbers suggest something else is going wrong. I guess I will have to settle with this for now.
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a c 523 G Storage
a b * Windows 8
November 27, 2013 12:46:55 PM

neoalex said:
I guess I will have to settle with this for now.


Update the Marvell drivers and see if that helps any. http://www.station-drivers.com/index.php/10-drivers/47-...
Download and install version 1.2.0.1039 dated 02/10/2013.

If you are fairly confident & knowledgeable with regards to firmware upgrades then you can also upgrade the Marvell firmware to version 2.2.0.1125b dated 06/06/2012.
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November 28, 2013 12:44:01 PM

Dereck47 said:
neoalex said:
I guess I will have to settle with this for now.


Update the Marvell drivers and see if that helps any. http://www.station-drivers.com/index.php/10-drivers/47-...
Download and install version 1.2.0.1039 dated 02/10/2013.

If you are fairly confident & knowledgeable with regards to firmware upgrades then you can also upgrade the Marvell firmware to version 2.2.0.1125b dated 06/06/2012.


Hi Dereck47,

Thanks a lot for your help, it is much appreciated. I have updated both the drivers and firmware.





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