I believe this allows the BIOS to use updated the firmware for the chip. Today, I received from Western Digital, what I think is one of the best responses from a hardware manufacturer. All external SATA3 chips should be avoided. Sign up using Email and Password. September 06, , Benchmark results from someone with this motherboard who has updated only the Marvell firmware with the latest version 2.

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We trusted what the mother board specs said, and were let down. Thanks for clearing that up for me Pierre, I had a feeling this was the case. More info can be found here.

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Fool me twice, shame on me Intel SSD on Marvell SATA III controller GA-X58A-UD7 rev 1 your better off using the intel sata 2 ports,those marvel ports will be quicker around mb per second reads but they will usually crash ect,they wont be as reliable as intel your better off trying to grab hold of a g1 sniper or x58a oc mb with newer marvel ports,or stick to intel sata 2. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Actually, just remembered I did bench the on the X58A-OC board, so that is a third board that uses it targetbsp! The intel ports are far better, higher 4K speed which are what matters, and way more stable for your OS drive.


The not has been out a while and uses 2 lanes.

X58A-UD5 Rev 2 – Marvell Sata3 MB/s

Any update forthcoming on this issue? It won’t solve the problem but it will make you feel better. Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. Play a bit with the configuration, maybe you have luck and it is a bit better compared to the Intel SATA2 ports.

Is a solution to the Marvell problems even possible with a software update?

They are not available yet in any products but we’ll see them in the near future. Here is also a topic dealing with the issues: Those ports are not suggested for OS Mqrvell, you will only get faster sequential read speeds, that is it.

September 07, You are not the first X58 board user that has discovered this issue, welcome to the club.

That is the reality of the 91xx series. You have to set Force after each BIOS update to update the included Marvell firmware from within each BIOS, you’ll see it updating on the top of the screen on the next reboot after you set that to Force.

September 06, February 29, By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. They often have slow detecting rate which slows down boot.


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Still, I won’t trust them until I see independent testing that proves they perform as they should. What brings you to this side of the pond?

Benchmark results from someone with this motherboard who has mmarvell only the Marvell firmware with the latest version 2. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

The limitation is in your motherboard rather than the drive – matvell fast drive would have exactly the same issue. They also have a that whilst single lane, appears to have saha 4k performance than the x so would at least be good for a C Since I’ve read somewhere that the new firmware improves the performance of I’m surprised to read in the link you’ve provided that after updating the with the latest firmware there is no improvement in the performance whatsoever.

X58A-UD5 Rev 2 – Marvell 9128 Sata3 420 MB/s

Dark Mantis on August 21, sta, We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action! And that review actually has Vs. September 02,

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