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January 6, 2012 10:50:58 PM

Can anyone recommend a middle of the road (around $200) Intel based motherboard (LGA 1366) that will boot from an SSD at 6.0GBs. I guess there are issues with Marvell controllers that only allow SSD's to boot at 3.0GBs, or so I am told. I have a SATA 3.0 60GB drive and want to be able to boot the system from the drive at 6 GBs. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Tom's rocks!!!!

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January 6, 2012 10:54:59 PM

nitehawk_92 said:
Can anyone recommend a middle of the road (around $200) Intel based motherboard (LGA 1366) that will boot from an SSD at 6.0GBs. I guess there are issues with Marvell controllers that only allow SSD's to boot at 3.0GBs, or so I am told. I have a SATA 3.0 60GB drive and want to be able to boot the system from the drive at 6 GBs. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Tom's rocks!!!!

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January 6, 2012 11:26:27 PM

I called ASUS last night and they said the Sabertooth motherboard will not boot on an SSD at 6.0GBs. The Marvell controller will still boot the drive but only at SATA 2.0, 3.0 GB's not at 6.0GB's.
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January 6, 2012 11:35:33 PM

Or this one GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

Based on the Intel X58 and ICH10R chipset, which is the high-end platform for Intel's LGA 1366 Core i7 processors with QPI 6.4 GT/s, the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R delivers bulks of next generation features that gaming enthusiasts and power users have been waiting for.

The Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R includes Gigabyte's 333 Onboard Acceleration features. Incorporates USB 3.0, Serial-ATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) and a 3x USB Power Boost, as well as multi-GPU support for NVIDIA 3-Way SLI and ATI CrossFireX and support for Intel's high performance processors, every part of the system performance is reaching to the cutting-edge levels. With the memory controller integrated directly into the processor die, the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R also supports triple channel DDR3 memory for blazing fast memory performance.

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