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SSD controller - Intel Z77 vs. Marvell 9128?

I am installing a new Samsung 930 SSD to an ASUS P8Z77-V motherboard and I have the option of using either Intel Z77 6.0 GB/s or Marvell 9128 6.0 GB/s. What is the difference between the two and which one would give better performance?
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    You will get maximum performance with your SSD connected to the native Intel 6Gb/s ports.

    You will get reduced performance with your SSD on the Marvell 6Gb/s ports.
    The Marvell 9128 controller has a maximum data bandwidth of PCIe x1 at 5Gb/s (500MB/s).
  2. ^5 +1 what Dereck47 said. Use Intel
  3. Yes the Intel® controller is the much better option. I don't know why they didn't include a second Intel controller over using the Marvell.


    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  4. Best answer selected by CubsWin.
  5. Thanks guys.
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