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Old April 26, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Default Sata 3 PCI-E Card??

I have a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R with the lovely Marvell 9128 chipset that is beyond useless. My Crucial M4's are currently on the Intel Sata2 ports and they are SLOW. My Sandy Bridge system at work is using a M4 as well and it boots up in 1/4 of the time it takes for my home system too.

Is there any PCI-E Sata 3 card worth buying? Or should i just suck it up until Haswell?

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Old April 29, 2012, 06:30 AM
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You can get something like this
Rosewill RC-226 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card
Since you've already invested in those SSDs, why waste their performance? You've got at least a year till Haswell man. These are my 2 cents anyway :)

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Old April 29, 2012, 08:19 AM
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You can get something like this
Rosewill RC-226 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card
Since you've already invested in those SSDs, why waste their performance? You've got at least a year till Haswell man. These are my 2 cents anyway :)
Thanks for the reply...unfortunately that card is based off the same crappy Marvell 9128 POS chipset....
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Old April 29, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Note also that a PCIe x1 slot will not support two SATA III devices at full speed. For full throughput you need at least a x4 card/slot.
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ive never had a pcie controller card i actually liked... unless it was a 8 port raid 5 card with 512mb of onboard memory and 8x pcie of course ;)
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Yeah unless you buy a mid-range RAID card, I don't think you'll be any better off. And those cost around the $250-350 mark.
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Yeah unless you buy a mid-range RAID card, I don't think you'll be any better off. And those cost around the $250-350 mark.
I figured as much, guess i'm waiting for Hawell....
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