It seems that there is a new version of the current Marvell firmware out there for those Crucial SATA 3 owners with a Gigabyte mobo and it claims to :lol:” Improve Performance of SATA Drives installed III/6G” which might be a nice thing. The version is Marvell MV-91XX firmware version 188.8.131.527 and it is specific to Marvell chips MV-9123 and MV-9128 (88SE-91XX). Unfortunately, at this time however, the update is restricted to those with Gigabyte motherboards but its a good thing to see in any case!
The firmware is available here and we have to give a big kudos to Station Drivers who, only a few days back, were also the first out of the gate with the Intel RST 10 final release, getting them out even before Intel. In reading a bit, it appears they have incorporated the firware within AHCI so we may get lucky enough to avoid the few seconds and great visual each that is displayed each and every time we start our systems.
As usual, all are reminded that The SSD review that the information is presented as is and we don’t advise the installation of any drivers not released through the oem itself. Install at your own risk.