1) The first question might be a stupid question but I Googled this but can't see any forum related to it. I've read about Intel Elmcrest (510) uses a Marvell controller. My MOBO is GA-x58A-UD7 (rev 1.0) and according to the GIGABYTE website
Marvell 9128 chip:
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3_6, GSATA3_7) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
Support for SATA RAID 0, and RAID 1
My question is, Is the SSD compatible with my header? I bought a Corsaid Force 3 which I've returned for a lot of issues most especially when using Marvel. It's very unstable BSODs and Freezing on boot up. I've used SATA2 and manage to use it as long as 8 hours until it freeze up then BSOD. I'm just wondering if it has something to do with the SSD using Sandforce controller then using it on a Marvel 9128 SATA3.
2) how does IOPS contribute to the read and write speed. Intel 510 has a decent write and read speed but the IOPS (20K) is quite low compare to Force 3's IOPS (85K).
Any thoughts would be appreciated. I really just don't want to end up buying another SSD then returning. And I just want to use probably not full but at least on the full speed spec which is using the 6GB/s.