I've been getting some BSOD supposedly caused by the Marvell driver (mv91xx.sys) on my board. I'm running Win 7 Pro 64 off the Marvell controller and the BSOD happen just after boot. I've updated the driver in question, flashed the BIOS to the most current, all my apps and the OS are up-to-date and the system is virus/malware-free. Unfortunately as you may already know Marvell doesn't offer much support for their controllers. The latest official driver for the 88SE91xx came out in Nov 2010, which would be fine but SATA 6Gps is still relatively new technology and I'm not the only one having problems with it. There is an unofficial driver at station-drivers.com but I haven't tried it yet.
Anyway I want to move the drive (Crucial RealSSD 128G) from the Marvell port to an Intel port. I'd like to do this for 2 reasons, to confirm it is the Marvell driver causing the BSOD and also to run a FW update from Crucial (the update won't run off any drop-in HBAs).
My question is - since Crucial doesn't address it in their FW guide - should Windows boot okay after the drive's been moved? I know it'd be fine if I were moving between the SB/ICH ports...but moving between 2 different controllers?
The guide Crucial posted never mentions anything about what to do if the SSD is your boot drive. It basically just says, "do it right and you won't have any data loss."
What do you think? Should it boot okay or will I probably be reinstalling Windows...?
Well, thanks you guys for reading my tale of woe! I guess I could just try moving it, see what happens. But I wanted to run it by you guys first. Thanks again!
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