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SSD on ASUS P6X58D-E ?

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December 8, 2013 2:38:12 PM

I need an new storage device to speed up may aging system. I have an i7 930 CPU with 6 GB RAM.

I would like to use the storage device as my system or windows boot and run the most common apps onj that drive as well. I have Windows 7 64 bit.

There are issues with running SATA 3 on the Marvel Controller.

Should I stick with a HDD or go with SSD? If so, what are the device/model considerations I should be taking into account?

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December 8, 2013 2:56:54 PM

X58 Chipset based motherboards do not have native SATA 3 (6Gb/s) ports. Current generation SSDs need to be connected to native 6Gb/s SATA ports to achieve advertised Read/Write speeds.

The Marvell 9128 controller was developed when 1st generation SSDs were released in 2008. The controller doesn't have the bandwidth to handle newer SSDs.

Go with the SSD and connect it to one your Intel SATA 2 (3Gb/s) ports. You will still notice the performance improvement over a HDD.
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March 13, 2014 12:52:32 PM

Dereck47 said:
X58 Chipset based motherboards do not have native SATA 3 (6Gb/s) ports. Current generation SSDs need to be connected to native 6Gb/s SATA ports to achieve advertised Read/Write speeds.

The Marvell 9128 controller was developed when 1st generation SSDs were released in 2008. The controller doesn't have the bandwidth to handle newer SSDs.

Go with the SSD and connect it to one your Intel SATA 2 (3Gb/s) ports. You will still notice the performance improvement over a HDD.


I guess the Intel SATA 3 controller works the same way?
It really is a huge let down. I bought my high end PC, custom configured back in May 2010. In 2 years (from 2008-2010) you 'd think they'd get their act together?
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March 13, 2014 1:08:17 PM

Newb888 said:
I guess the Intel SATA 3 controller works the same way?


I don't understand what you mean.
SSDs need to be on an Intel SATA 3 controller in order to get advertised Read/Write speeds. X58 motherboards don't have an Intel SATA 3 controller, they have an Intel SATA 2 controller.

You need to get a motherboard with a different chipset that has an Intel SATA 3 controller.
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March 13, 2014 1:13:15 PM

My X58 mobo has SATA 6 but the marvel controller is very buggy at best.

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March 13, 2014 1:22:16 PM

Yes, your motherboard has a SATA 3 (6Gb/s) port, but it is a Marvell SATA 6Gb/s. Like I said you need an Intel 6Gb/s port, which your motherboard does not have.
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