I was under impression after my last conversations with Gigabyte support that they fix the speed issue on marvell controller with the new FE Bios.
Can you copy and paste the conversation here for us to see please? Well if they have fixed the SATA3 issue with the Marvell chip I would have thought they would be making plenty of noise about it and I haven't even heard a whisper. As far as I am aware there is no BIOS update that cures this problem and personally I don't think it is even possible.
When Turbo SATA3 is enabled in the BIOS, the Gigabyte motherboard reconfigures the PCIe 2.0 x16 path to the video card and uses 1/2 of it for the Marvell controller.I was looking for the TURBO option in SATA3 in the Bios but no luck.I have FE bios version from Gigabyte site and no Turbo option under Sata3 controllerPlease point where to look forThanksAdam
Thanks for the extra info Slider, very interesting and maybe usefull if accurate. It must have taken a bit of digging to find some of that though.
One fact that you omitted is that the Marvell contoller chip doesn't pass on the TRIM commands to the SSD anyway so that is another good reason not to use it for them. There have been several Marvell firmware updates and new drivers since inception but none seem to have had any real impact on the perfomance.