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Marvell 88SE9172 vs. Intel Z68 Sata Controller

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June 6, 2011 9:56:05 PM

I just got a GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 motherboard, which has both the Intel Z68 SATA3 controller and the Marvell 88SE9172 SATA3 controller. Will there be any performance difference between the 2 for setting up 2 SSD's in RAID 0, or will I not see any real difference either way?

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a c 241 V Motherboard
June 7, 2011 12:56:32 AM

It is typically recommended to run off the Intel Z68 SATA3 controller with the Intel RST drivers. The Marvell controllers have limitations on their throughput on SATA3 devices (don't break the 450 Mb/s range it seems). The Intel controllers are able to get above the 500 Mb/s range. With two SATA3 SSD's installed in RAID0, you'll want the max throughput... :D 
a c 125 V Motherboard
June 7, 2011 1:28:58 AM

Yep. You would see a difference with just one SATA3 SSD, and RAIDing two of them would only make the difference worse. Intel SATA3 controller all the way, baby!
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June 7, 2011 1:15:46 PM

Best answer selected by Joel C.
a c 136 V Motherboard
June 8, 2011 6:39:20 AM

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