Not too long ago we told you how many mainboard manufactures were removing the SATA 6Gbps chips from Marvel from their mainboards. We later found out that there were some fairly serious issues that were behind the cuase. At one point we were even told that a respin of the control ships would be needed.
This little fact meant that for many SATA 6Gbps would not be a reality when the P55 launched.
Fortunately ASRock might have an answer to the problem. Instead of trying to drop a Marvel SATA controller onto the board they have placed it on a PCI-e x1 card.
This simple solution should prevent the stabiltiy and performance issues that were reported with the Marvel chips placed on the board.
The ASRock board that will have this extra feature is the ASRock P55 Deluxe. We will still have some time to wait before SATA 6Gbps drives are out but these new controllers should allow your existing SSDs to stretch their legs a little more.
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