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A good and cheap option is the IBM M1015 for ~60$ on ebay. It's made by LSI model 9240-8i (250$) and there is lots of info here on that card or at...
I suggested IT because Deimos said "I'm not worried so much about raid". Reading fast I thought he said "I don't care for RAID" lol!
Flash it to IT mode (target) and use your mobo to manage RAID if need be. At least, you will be connected to pcie 8x instead of pcie 1x (marvell...
I'm using an IBM M1015 (LSI 9240-8i) flashed to 9211-8i-IT with my Asus Rampage III extreme X58. Same here I can't enter LSI BIOS even tho it boot...
Intel SATA2 ICH10R controller with 1x OCZ Solid3 60GB SSD
IBM M1015 (LSI 9240-8i) with 1x OCZ Solid3 60GB SSD
Sooo, you're telling me that your SSD is faster on the Intel SATA2 controller than on the M1015 (LSI 9240-8i) PCIe 8x?
It will be on a PCIe 8x and plenty fast until he change his system.
A solution would be to install a SATA controller that do SATA3 on a PCIe slot.
That is what I did recently with my Asus Rampage III extreme to...
IBM M1015 sata controller RAID1.
Picked up 2x koolance 5870 water block for 70$ shipped for both. Look around, deals are out there.
Go with s1155 with a real sata3 controller. I'm stuck with the marvell 9128 controller on x58 mobo that won't use ful speed on a sata3 ssd.
240$? I'm next in line. So pissed that I won't be able to go full speed with ssd sata3 with x58 mobo marvell controller. Not ready to go s2011 yet.
Going water in a few weeks, I have everything bought. I will paint interior flat black and sleeve psu. Will also cut a window....
Predator DVD - PM best price shipped to Montreal J7V7P2. Thx, Kos