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    Default Re: ga-x58a-ud5 + Crucial c400 m4 SDD question

    Looking forward to the Bios update tonight.

    So by changing the setting to FOrce it'll update to the right marvel drivers? No more Marvel console driver?
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    Default Re: ga-x58a-ud5 + Crucial c400 m4 SDD question

    No... Setting to Force will force the firmware in the bios to update the firmware in the controller.


    Installing a driver in the OS is up to you. If you do not install a driver it will use the MSAHCI driver built into windows 7. Or you can install the Marvell driver. It should not matter as far as speed is concerned. Both MSAHCI or Marvell driver should operate the same.
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    Default Re: ga-x58a-ud5 + Crucial c400 m4 SDD question

    Cool

    I'll leave windows on it and update the bios to the one you suggested, I'll follow the instructions as stated for that bios.
    I sincerly appreciate your valuable time in assisting me.

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    Default Re: ga-x58a-ud5 + Crucial c400 m4 SDD question

    Your welcome let us know how you make out.
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    Default Re: ga-x58a-ud5 + Crucial c400 m4 SDD question

    Hey Ace

    I cannot updatet to your bios, it says its the incorrect size press enter. How can I get around this?


    Nevermind I just found the answer to my question, I have to update @Bios.
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    Default Re: ga-x58a-ud5 + Crucial c400 m4 SDD question

    Well I really thought this was going to improve my writes...

    it didn't change a thing, dammit I had my hopes up.

    Oh well my results sit at Write 232000 and Read 40000

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    Default Re: ga-x58a-ud5 + Crucial c400 m4 SDD question

    Quote Originally Posted by Lighty View Post
    Hey Ace

    I cannot updatet to your bios, it says its the incorrect size press enter. How can I get around this?


    Nevermind I just found the answer to my question, I have to update @Bios.
    cheers
    Was q-flashing barking because old bios was 1mb and new bios was 2mb? Then yes @bios was needed. From now on any newer bios you can use q-flash. If you wanted to go back to the older bios you would need to use @bios again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lighty View Post
    Well I really thought this was going to improve my writes...

    it didn't change a thing, dammit I had my hopes up.

    Oh well my results sit at Write 232000 and Read 40000

    cheers

    Yeah I didnt think it would help a whole lot maybe a little. Did you make sure to set firmware to force to update the marvell controller?
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    Default Re: ga-x58a-ud5 + Crucial c400 m4 SDD question

    Yea set to force and still is. I then installed the latest Marvel Console driver which lowered my reads to 348000. So I uninstalled it and run the standard resulting in reads to 410000, but writes are still at 238000.
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    Default Re: ga-x58a-ud5 + Crucial c400 m4 SDD question

    I didn't format the drive at all when I installed the new ssd, does that matter?
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    Default Re: ga-x58a-ud5 + Crucial c400 m4 SDD question

    Quote Originally Posted by Lighty View Post
    I didn't format the drive at all when I installed the new ssd, does that matter?
    ??? windows is installed on the SSD or a hdd? If a drive has not be partitioned or formatted when installing win7 it will automatically partition and format it, it self.

    If you want to reformat your ssd for what ever reason I used this guide How to securely erase an SSD drive | How To - CNET

    Another thing if you want to partition and format the drive your self so you dont get the 100mb hidden partition created by win7 you can follow these steps

    Boot to CD, choose repair, then advanced, then command prompt:

    Diskpart commands to align and create a partition

    Diskpart >List Disk

    (Here note the Disk # you want to align and create on based on size of drive, if only one drive then you are fine disk 0 will be the one you need)

    Diskpart > Select Disk 0
    (Or other disk number if need be)

    Diskpart > List Partition
    (Just to ensure you have the correct disk listed and no partitions are found)

    Diskpart > Clean
    (Removes any previous partition table information, and or MBR's)

    Diskpart > Create Partition Primary Align=1024
    (To create and align your partition)

    Diskpart> Format Quick FS=NTFS
    (To Quick format-NTFS)

    Diskpart > List Partition
    (To check partition was created properly and aligned)

    Diskpart > Active
    (To set partition Active for OS Install)

    Diskpart > Exit

    Done!

    Clean and simple for those who have only one disk connected and need no explanations

    Diskpart > Select Disk 0
    Diskpart > Clean
    Diskpart > Create Partition Primary Align=1024
    Diskpart > Format Quick FS=NTFS
    Diskpart > List Partition
    Diskpart > Active
    Diskpart > Exit
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