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    Exclamation Marvell Raid 0 is not working!

    What is the verdict?

    GA-X58A-UDR3 : Marvell SATA3 ports NOT working well !?

    GA-X58A*-UD3R/UD5/UD7... MARVELL NEEDS to be TOLD !!!

    and test result done by Gigabyte:



    my setup:
    mobo: p55a-ud6
    bios: f9d
    drives: 2 x VelociRaptor 600GB 6GB/s in RAID O
    RAID O controller: Intel or Marvell??????????

    I have two VelociRaptor 600GB 6Gb/s (WD6000HLHX) connected to this Marvell stupid thing and set to RAID O and still have no luck to install Win7 64bit successfully! Without preloading the Marvell ahci driver as Gigabyte manual suggests (page 110), win7 installation would not recognize the drive!

    After preloaded the Marvell ahci driver, still have problem when the Win 7 installation reaches "updating" stage. I have tried few times and made few adjustments (time/date in bios, formatted the VelociRaptor as prime drives, etc) but still got this stupid error code "0x80FE0000".

    Planning to switch the whole thing to Intel SATA2 RAID 0! After reading the above posts, sounds like Intel SATA2 performs better than Marvell SATA3 in RAID 0 for 6gb/s drives (as Lsdmeasap suggested )
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    Default Re: Marvell Raid 0 is not working!

    Yes, Intel is currently the better way to go for sure, judging from all the tests I have seen.

    If you want to boot from RAID on the Marvell ports you need to install on the Intel ports, then install the RAID Drivers for Marvell and then move the drives over. I have not done this myself yet, so I could be wrong, but that is how I have seen a few users report doing so.

    *edit*

    I did find this info while looking for your error code
    1. Make sure date and time is set correctly on the BIOS.
    2. Disconnect any external devices from your computer, except Keyboard and Mouse and start the installation.

    Also be sure your media will install properly, meaning test it again now on another disk or setup/system. And also clearing your CMOS can help too.

    Many things are the cause of this error of course, but since you are trying to install via a new method to a RAID array this is likely the problem and you would need to try what I suggested above, but for sure check/try these last few comments as well.
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    Default Re: Marvell Raid 0 is not working!

    Thanks for the tip.

    Yes I have thought the same way to switch to Marvell also. But as long as Intel performs better, so why bother

    Win 7 installation through Intel SATA2 RAID 0 was super smooth. So it indicates there is nothing wrong with the drives or bios but the Marvell driver itself.

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    Default Re: Marvell Raid 0 is not working!

    Ya, it isn't ideal to switch really, cause you know you will switch back :)

    Nice to hear you are all installed and running smoothly! Ya, not sure why the marvell drivers fail like they do, at speeds or installing RAID?

    I plan to test install RAID on Marvell soon myself and see if I can find the cause or a possible solution/method to get it to work

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    Default Re: Marvell Raid 0 is not working!

    Great, would like to hear some test results as well.

    btw, what is the best software to test the RAID 0 read/write speed?

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    Default Re: Marvell Raid 0 is not working!

    I will post here once I do some testing, it may be a few weeks though.

    Be sure you enable Write Back Cache, either in the Matrix program or in Device manager/properties/policies for your array/disk

    I use HD Tach RW myself, but it is not free. I do think they have a free version though.

    Or you could also use Crystal Disk Mark, or HD Tune Pro both of which are free and you can get them here
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/late...y-tools-30530/

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    Default Re: Marvell Raid 0 is not working!

    ok result from Crystal Disk Mark:

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    Read 256.5 Mb/s
    Write 256.8 MB/s

    Not bad for two VelociRaptor SATA3 in RAID 0 with Intel SATA2 controller huh?

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    Default Re: Marvell Raid 0 is not working!

    Sounds pretty good!

    Are those the new very latest ones they released? Sorry, haven't been keeping up with WD Drives for a while.

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    Default Re: Marvell Raid 0 is not working!

    Yes, pre-relased VelociRaptor 600GB/s 10000rpm....and I've found a super deal for two

    Have an impulse to get one more to expand the RAID 0....but I think they were all out at the moment.

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    Nice, so what kinda deal did you get?

    I saw newegg had them on sale not long ago, but I still think SSD's are the way to go now so I didn't pay much attention

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