Marvell 92XX SATA Controller 6GB Driver for Windows 10 (x64) 220.127.116.119-WHQL (9/5/2013 a.k.a. 6/19/2014)
In Windows 10, the driver for the Marvell SATA Controller may not get installed automatically which leads us on a wild goose chase as to where to find it.
Marvell's driver download page only lists this driver as for Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows 7, and Windows 8. The Windows 8 driver will work fine on Windows 10 but the driver at Marvell is slightly older than the driver provided here.
This driver is found at EVGA's driver download page (EVGA - Download Center) and is for the Z87 FTW motherboard. Also, it is listed as a Windows 8/8.1 driver named "SATA 3/6G (Non-Intel)"but works flawlessly on Windows 10.
The actual driver date listed in Windows after the driver is installed is 9/5/2013, but many download sites list the driver release date as 6/9/2014.
Oddly, the driver is listed as "SATA 3/6G (Non-Intel)", which is kind of ridiculous because the only other controller besides Intel on this board is Marvell, so instead of saying "Non-Intel" wouldn't it be just as easy to say "Marvell"? And in fact, when you click "Download", the file that downloads is named "Marvell_18.104.22.1689-WHQL.zip"
However, I believe this Marvell driver will work fine on many platforms other than EVGA motherboards, as it is for the Marvell 92xx SATA 6GB Controller and there is very little chance that a vendor has modified this chipset. (which would require their own driver, of course.)
I had no problems with a controller not working, drives not being recognized, not utilizing the correct speed of the controller, etc.
On the contrary, the only reason I began my search for this proper driver was that I saw it as a missing driver in Device Manager and was listed as "Other Devices > Unknown Device". The Hardware ID was quite cryptic listed as "SCSI/PCI...." something. It did not look like a normal Hardware ID.
After the driver provided here is installed, the true hardware ID of the Marvell SATA 6GB Controller listed in Device Manager is as below:
The drivers installed are:
C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\mvs91xx.sys (File version: 22.214.171.1249, Size: 319KB, Date modified: 9/5/2013 6:47 PM)
C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\mvxxmm.sys (File version: 126.96.36.1994, Size: 16.2KB, Date modified: 9/5/2013 6:47 PM)
C:\Windows\system32\mv91xxm.dll (File version: 188.8.131.52, Size: 35.5KB, Date modified: 9/30/2013 1:51 AM)
1) To install this driver, simply download this file to a folder where you can easily find it, such as the Desktop or Downloads.
2) Right click it and select "Extract..." to use the Windows built-in .zip file handler or whatever command you normally use to unzip files if you are using WinZip, WinRAR, 7-Zip, or similar.
3) Double-click to open the folder that is just created, which will be named the same as the zip file was.
4) Double-click the file named "drvSetup.exe". The installation is quick.
You should now see the proper Marvell SATA 6GB Controller listed in Device Manager under "Storage Controllers".
Driver file attached:
IMPORTANT EDIT: After I made this post, I discovered a newer version of the Marvell SATA 6GB Controller talked about in this post. It is dated 2015 versus the 2013 driver I originally posted.
However, I will leave that older driver attached here also. The newer driver (2015) is installed by the "Right-click on the device in Device Manager and select "Update driver software..." and browse to the folder where the files are located" method. I have to install this older driver first for the device to even show up in Device Manager.
So in short, I have to install the 2013 driver then the 2015 one.
To be clear, the 2013 driver attached here is named Marvell_184.108.40.2069-WHQL.zip and the newer 2015 driver is named Marvell_SATA_V220.127.116.117 - Windows 10.zip.