ASUS RAMPAGE III EXTREME CHIPSET UPDATE

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Hello,

Does anybody know where to get the latest drivers for:


INTEL(R) ICH10 FAMILY 2 PORT SERIAL ATA STORAGE CONTROLLER 2 - 3A26?

&

INTEL(R) ICH10 FAMILY 4 PORT SERIALl ATA STORAGE CONTROLLER 1 - 3A20?


What is the method intalling these drivers?


Your feedback is much appreciated


 
What OS? What bit 32 or 64-bit? Otherwise select your OS and 32 or 64-bit. Better NOT to use 32-bit Intel drivers on a 64-bit OS.

There's no R3E specific drivers, just like there's no OS specific to R3E.

IF YOU'RE NOT SURE - "Run Intel Driver Update Utility" I prefer to select the Driver(s) myself ;)

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ASUS RAMPAGE III EXTREME WINDOWS 7- 64 BIT.

INTEL(R) ICH10 FAMILY 2 PORT SERIAL ATA STORAGE CONTROLLER 2 - 3A26?

&

INTEL(R) ICH10 FAMILY 4 PORT SERIALl ATA STORAGE CONTROLLER 1 - 3A20?

Thanks agahin for your prompt response.

 
Your R3E uses Marvel 9128 (88SE9128 (PCIe ×1 to 2 SATA 6 Gb/s ports RAID controller)).

Latest per your ASUS Rampage III is 2/29/2010 {Marvell 912x Controller Driver V1.0.0.1036} - http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/Rampage_III_Extreme/#download

Unfortunately, Marvell doesn't list the driver for download - http://www.marvell.com/support/downloads/search.do

However, Rampage III Black Edition lists 12/29/2010 Marvell Controller Driver V1.0.0.1045 - http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/Rampage_III_Black_Edition/#download

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I would have no problem using the Rampage III Black Edition, it uses the same Marvell 9128 controller. It's also worth the short from P8Z68 DELUXE, the worst that will happen is the installer will not allow the Driver to be installed.

Further, in the Device Manager you can right-click and attempt Update Driver it may download and install the latest (WHQL) from Microsoft and maybe not.

The latest version I know of is 5/26/2011 Marvell SATA 6G Driver V1.2.0.1002 for Windows Vista/7 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)

It is listed for download for the ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE which also uses the Marvell 9128 - http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68_DELUXE/#download
 

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Hello again Jaquith

My Asus Rampage III Extreme came with two Sata III Marvell seems to me these are kind of slow if so is it because these things don't run the latest drivers ( I'm 100% percent i have these set up properly in the BIOS System )

Perhaps if i purchase a Raid Card will make these SATA Marvell III ( 6gps ) fully functional, faster transfer, reading and writing?

And finally do you recommend buying a Raid Card?


Thank you for all the advice.


 
The Marvell 912x use a 'shared' PCIe x1 lane (theoretical 500MB/s) in practice (reality) 360MB/s ~ 380MB/s so if you have a 500MB/s R/W SSD e.g. OCZ Vertex 3 then you need something faster e.g. Marvell 918x which uses x2 PCIe lanes.

Sure I 'can' recommend a Dedicated SATA3/RAID Card, but in reality it's cheaper to get a new Marvell 918x {88SE9182} MOBO. The x4 PCIe SATA3 RAID Cards cost more than your MOBO!

Examples:
GA-X58A-OC (rev. 1.0) - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3870#sp
G1.Guerrilla (rev. 1.0) - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3776#sp
G1.Sniper (rev. 1.0) - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3760#sp
G1.Assassin (rev. 1.0) - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3752#sp

Q - What EXACT SSD's do you have? ; I prefer a link.
 
Here's the simple, though it be complex, answer:
1. Not ALL RAID Cards are 'bootable', and then those that are MUST be compatible with the R3E.
2. Good RAID Cards cost more than your R3E MOBO.
3. The Marvell 9128 on your MOBO, as I said, is going to max-out 360MB/s ~ 380MB/s

Most Speed tests are using the Maximum R/W speeds from ATTO, but in reality other than specific R/W Files and Sizes you very rarely will hit the tippy-top speeds.

Try ATTO Benchmark - http://www.attotech.com/products/product.php?sku=Disk_Benchmark ; this is the publisher's (real) website. It does require sign-up, so use some 'garbage email' account though I haven't had spam from them.

Otherwise I've seen the LSI MegaRAID SATA/SAS 9260-8i on ASUS X58 work fine - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118105 then add a battery backup.

Other possibilities, but I have zero experience with are, but contact LSI for pre sales verification - http://www.lsi.com/support/Pages/call-us.aspx
LSI Internal SATA/SAS 9211-8i - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118113
LSI MegaRAID SATA/SAS 9260-4i - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118107