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  Topic : [Problem]Marvell 88SE 9128 BIOS and Firmware New Topic
G W
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Posted:8/3/2011 9:03:00 AM # 1
Hi, I tried Flashing the BIOS of the Marvell 88SE9128 SATA3 chip with the latest Marvell BIOS and it flashed OK to v1.0.0.1029. However, when I rebooted the ASUS P6X58DE-E motherboard BIOS 0701 over-wrote it with the older version 1.0.0.1019. Is there a reason why this happens? Is it possible to use the latest Marvell BIOS? If not, can we please have an updated installer or BIOS for the P6X58D-E with the latest Marvell drivers and BIOS.

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Posted:8/13/2011 1:51:00 PM # 2
I also tried flashing the marvell to 1029, it said ok, but when i restarted computer it says v1019 again...

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Posted:8/31/2011 10:00:00 AM # 3
Please don't tell me you are trying to update  the Marvell controller firmware on this board.

The Marvell controller on this  mobo does not have a firmware update, the updated firmware  you are trying to install is for a gigabyte motherboard, that's why it goes through the motions but still shows the old firmware. It say's updating after bios post then the OS starts, then when you check its shows old.  Its not for this board, Marvell has not sent ASUS a firmware update. They feel there is no need for one. Just know, you will get the same speed on the intel Ich10 as you will on the garbage Marvell, and if you run RAID, you will get better read write using the Ich10 then you will the Marvell.

Down the road, get an ASUS with the z68 SATA 3, the intel SATA 3,  smokes the Marvell.

SATA 3 is 6g speed.  

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G W
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Posted:10/12/2011 5:49:00 PM # 4
Someone at bios-mods.com has produced a modded version of BIOS 0701 with the later Marvell firmware v1.0.0.1029. User reports it is working well. I suggest the only reason Marvell have not provided ASUS the updated firmware is because they couldn't be bothered. I had to get the updated Marvell Magni driver v1.1.0.6/ 1.2.0.1002 from the P6X58D-E WS downloads. This driver significantly improved the stability of my SSD running on the Marvell controller.

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Posted:10/13/2011 4:16:00 PM # 5
I got the marvell Magni driver v1.2.0.1006 from station drivers. atto reads are 415, writes around 200-250. on sata3 port. That's about the best this mb will do. Crucial m4 version 9 firmware. desktops are on 24 hours a day, one has been running over 8 months, the other recent build been on over a month. No bluescreens, no stuttering or lag, no drive disconnects.

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Posted:10/14/2011 8:47:00 AM # 6
Don't know why you guys are even using the Marell controller at all. The Intel (SATA2) controller is much more stable and you'll never notice the differance between the two, except in benchmarking. For real world use it's not about trasfer rate, but access time. I tried also to use the marvell controller with my Vertex3 and got nothing but headachs. When I switched back to the Intel controller the system became much more responsive and stable. Even if the transfer rate during benchmarks was slower.

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Posted:10/14/2011 3:04:00 PM # 7
Vertex3 is a sandforce controlled SSD. they are probably too much for the Marvel controller to handle. Why would you purchase one of those for the P6X58D-E motherboard ? A computer geek has got to know his limitations.

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Posted:10/17/2011 7:42:00 PM # 8

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Author: E Posted: 10/14/2011 3:04:00 PM

Vertex3 is a sandforce controlled SSD. they are probably too much for the Marvel controller to handle. Why would you purchase one of those for the P6X58D-E motherboard ? A computer geek has got to know his limitations.
Any SATA3 SSD is too much for the Marvell 9128 controller on ANY mobo. The controller only uses one PCI-E lane, so it can't handle those kind of speeds. The Vertex3 is still a very fast drive even for SATA2 and when I DO upgrade, I'll take the drive with me.
Why get a slower drive?

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Posted:10/29/2011 4:05:00 PM # 9

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Author: E Posted: 10/14/2011 3:04:00 PM

Vertex3 is a sandforce controlled SSD. they are probably too much for the Marvel controller to handle. Why would you purchase one of those for the P6X58D-E motherboard ? A computer geek has got to know his limitations.

The reason I purchased the Vertex 3 was it was the best value SSD I could get at the time. I know it is a bit fast for the Marvell Controller, but mine has been quite stable on it, and is still way faster than my spinning drives.  It made a huge difference to the performance of the PC so I'm happy with it.

In addition, OCZ forums have indicated blue screen etc problems running the Vertex 3 Max IOPS on the Intel Controller. Latest is the Intel Controller blue screen problems may have been resolved by an OCZ firmware update, so I will put the SSD on the Intel Controller next time I get around to opening my case.

Next year I will build an Ivy Bridge machine and put the Vertex 3 in that.


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Posted:11/20/2011 1:11:00 AM # 10
The best stabl performance is 4x 120 GB Vertex 2 at the ICH10R. Look here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnc0tQOalHc&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

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