I am building a new system based on this board (i7 960, 24Gb) and am trying to work out whether to update the Marvell 9128 drivers to the 220.127.116.112 level. From a few searches, it looks like there are stability and throughput issues reported on the standard 18.104.22.1686 version.
I want to use the first Marvell port for a Crucial M4 SSD as the OS drive, the other for a Vraptor 300 for use for paging and photoshop scratch. I have filled the Intel ports with a pair of raid 1s (2x2tb and 2x1tb), an optical and an e-Sata port.
The 22.214.171.1242 driver is beta, but seems to have given good results on other boards using the same chipset. Has anybody experience of using on the P6X58D-E (not WS, Pro or Premium)?
I have the 126.96.36.1992 driver for my Marvel 9128 controller on a P67A-GD65(B3). But I have experienced some troubles with my computer not recognizing the drive at boot. Easily enough, I just have to turn off the computer for a minute and it always turns back on.
I found your thread looking for answers and thought I would give my .2 cents. I've read up on people having massively worse issues than me, so the driver would be safe.
Hi jaquith, thanks for all your posts on the P5x58D-E and Marvel controller. I've had the board for a little over a year, and I've just made a fresh SSD install (M4 128GB) and I'm trying to work out how best to set-up the system. After reading several discussions of problems on the net, I decided to start with the Marvel v 1.0.00.1045. It was only a couple of hours before my first bsod, but I hadn't yet followed the connections advice (I made the connections a year ago and my DVD was connected to sata4).
I have now connected my DVD drive to sata6, my 4 HDDs to 1-4 and my SSD to 6gbs sata2 (I think it's 2, not 1 - the once closest to the board).
My bios is on version 303. I've tried using Asus Update, but that's not working. I don't know if it's important.
My M4 has the latest firmware version 0009.
Any idea what the current best plan is, to use Marvel 188.8.131.525, or 184.108.40.2062 - or give up and use a Sata2 connection (which appears to be the advice from some internet discussions).