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    Default Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 (Samsung SSD connected on Marvel 88E9128 + Microsoft AHCI Driver causes games to freeze)

    Hello,


    I also already requested support at Gigabytes Homepage, but as it's very urgent I want to ask this here too.




    GPU : ATi Model : HD5870 2GB
    CPU : AMD Model : Phenom II 965 CPU-Speed (Mhz) : 3400
    OS : Windows 7 64-bit
    RAM-Vendor : Kingston Type/Model : HyperX DDR3
    RAM-Size : 2x2GB RAM-Speed : 1600
    Netzteil : 550 W

    *Question
    ---Sata-6-Gbit-Controller Firmware Update---


    Hello,


    I have some problems with my new Samsung SSD 840 Pro Solid State Disk. When it's connected on the Marvell SE9128 Controller/SATA-6-Gbit-Ports of my Gigabyte-Mainboard I get freezes in some games (Arma 2 OA, Arma 3 Alpha). This does only appear if the SSD is connected to on one of the SATA-6-Gbit-Ports and only if the Standard Microsoft AHCI Driver is used/installed. Therefore I would like to update the Firmware of the Marvell SE9128 Controller (to test if this solves my problem).


    I found the Marvel Firmware on this page:
    Marvell drivers
    "Firmware pour MV-91xx Version 2.2.0.1125b"


    Is this the correct Firmware for the Marvel Controller used on the 790FXTA-UD5? Can it be used to update the firmware of the Controller which has been used on the 790FXTA-UD5 or do I need a different firmware?


    Thanks in Advance!


    It would be great to get some feedback within the next days, as I plan to send the SSD back to the shop if the problems are persistent and cannot be solved.


    with kind regards,
    Seb89

    Do you have any further tips for me?

    PS: The firmware of the SSD is up-to-date. I don't want to use the Marvel AHCI Driver as it offers a bad performance (4k - 64Thrd random read speed = ~85 MB/s, when using Microsoft AHCI Driver 4k - 64Thrd speed = ~200 MB/s). I couldn't replicate this with my Intel X25M G2 SSD or on another Controller.

    Thanks in Advance!

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    Default Re: Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 (Samsung SSD connected on Marvel 88E9128 + Microsoft AHCI Driver causes games to freeze)

    I have that exact board... I have poor performance from the Marvell controller as well so I refuse to use them for anything meaningful....

    I'm using Port 0 and 1 for SSD's. first is the OS, Kingston 64GB SSDNow100... I get the SSD's rated speeds. on the second port I'm using an OCZ 120GB Vertex3. For it I'm getting 200MB/s Write and nearly 400MB/s Read....

    Don't bother with the 6GB ports... they are worthless...

    Here are some of my results from testing.. I have (2) 120GB Vertex3 SSD's.. I had also tried using them in a RAID0... again the Marvel controller was worthless.... they are fine for Optical Drives and Platter drives (but not good drives again for a RAID0... for that used the Gigabyte ports)

    Here are the single 120GB Vertex3 SSD

    Here on the left is the Marvell controller, the right the Gigabyte controller Vertex3 120GB SSD on each port


    Marvell port


    Gigabyte Port


    Here I used 2 Vertex3 120GB SSD in Raid0

    Marvell Ports


    Gigabyte Ports



    Here I ran two WD Blacks (1TB) in RAID0 and here were the results

    Marvell Controller


    Gigabyte Controller


    I, like you looked to see if it was plausible to upgrade the FW on the controller but realized that it wasn't worth bricking the board and that was a likely outcome. I have not risked it. so I'm living with the speeds above.

    This is in the HTPC rig in my sig below... if you manage to upgrade the FW without bricking the board I'd be all ears. but the reading I did it just wasn't worth it...

    Vin
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    Main Rig
    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 2x Toshiba 120GB Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 (Samsung SSD connected on Marvel 88E9128 + Microsoft AHCI Driver causes games to freeze)

    That's what i reach with my Samsung SSD 840 Pro on the SATA-6-Gbit-Ports when the Marvel Driver (Version: 1.2.0.1032) is installed:


    with the Microsoft AHCI Driver I reach this speed:


    On the SATA2-Ports i reach the following speed:


    Therefore I really would like to use the SATA-6-Gbit-Ports combined with the Microsoft Driver for my new SSD.... But it senseless as long as the games I want to play are freezing....

    Can please someone validate if the firmware I mentioned in my first post, can be used to update also the Marvel Controller of the 790FXTA-UD5? or is any special version of the firmware required and the version I mentioned is only valid für a single pci(e)-SATA3-controller-card which uses the Marvel 88E9128 but not for the 790FXTA-UD5?

    @ Vinster: Is it really so common that you destroy the Mainboard or the SATA3-Controller while the update-procedure? I will defenitely not live with this speeds, rather I will send the SSD back to the shop.

    I think in the worst case (if it destroys the BIOS of my Mainboard, i will have to install a new eeprom/bios-chip.... you can get them cheap in the internet, and there are also companys which install the software on the chips)

    Thanks in Advance!

    kind regards,
    Seb89
    Last edited by Seb89; 03-10-2013 at 10:44 PM.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 (Samsung SSD connected on Marvel 88E9128 + Microsoft AHCI Driver causes games to freeze)

    if things go bad you brick it.. I only found 2-3 post of people attempting it and they ended badly.

    Hope that Acebmxer could chime in but I have not seen him in a bit; GIGABYTE Modified Bios

    see post 2

    Vin
    Main Rig
    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 2x Toshiba 120GB Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 (Samsung SSD connected on Marvel 88E9128 + Microsoft AHCI Driver causes games to freeze)

    Hi,

    I updated the Firmware yesterday afternoon. Everything worked fine, but it didn't solve my problems. But since I reinstalled my Windows yesterday evening, the values of my Samsung SSD 840 Pro are excellent in addition with the Marvel Drivers now :)



    This values are OK, the Marvel 88E9128 doesn't provide a better bandwidth.

    Thanks for your tipps and help anyway!

    with kind regards,
    Seb89

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    Default Re: Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 (Samsung SSD connected on Marvel 88E9128 + Microsoft AHCI Driver causes games to freeze)

    That's too bad you didn't get the end result you were hoping for. but at least you didn't brick it.

    Now do you know what FW was on your controller before the upgrade? and what version did you end up installing?

    Vin
    Main Rig
    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 2x Toshiba 120GB Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 (Samsung SSD connected on Marvel 88E9128 + Microsoft AHCI Driver causes games to freeze)

    Formerly the Firmware 2.1.0.1317 was installed. I updated to 2.2.0.1125b.

    kinds regards,
    Seb89

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    Default Re: Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 (Samsung SSD connected on Marvel 88E9128 + Microsoft AHCI Driver causes games to freeze)

    Seb89, Did upgrading to Marvell firmware 2.2.0.1125b solve your stability issues with the MS ACHI drivers? When I flashed to 2.2.0.1125b it did complain about the IDs not matching, but the flash seemed to work ok. The new bios ID is 9123, so maybe this firmware is really for a 9123 controller? Has it continued to work well for you?

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    Default Re: Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 (Samsung SSD connected on Marvel 88E9128 + Microsoft AHCI Driver causes games to freeze)

    Thread is over a year old, that user wasn't/isn't a regular.

    Hope he answers your question

    Vin
    Main Rig
    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 2x Toshiba 120GB Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 (Samsung SSD connected on Marvel 88E9128 + Microsoft AHCI Driver causes games to freeze)

    No, I was not able to solve the problems and sent the Samsung 840 Pro back.
    Some months later I got a SSD 840 Evo, which did not have similar issues, I also did not have such a bad performance with the Marvel as far as I remember. But I have already a new system with native SATA-6-Gbit nowadays. My brother is using the Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5 now but without a SSD.

    Cheers,
    Sebastian

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