Windows 7 Professional 64 bit ASUS P8Z77-V Premium motherboard

The ASUS motherboard has 4 Marvell 9230 SATA ports which seem to be causing BSODs. When downloading large files (defined roughly as 10-40 GB in size) to the drives connected to the Marvell ports my computer will often BSOD. The drives connected to the Intel SATA ports operate without causing crashes which is what makes me suspicious of the Marvell SATA ports.

The Marvell SATA controller apparently has its own BIOS (current version The current firmware version is Marvell's website does not appear to have recent versions of either the BIOS or the firmware. Also, it is unclear whether or not the Marvell BIOS screen is in fact a BIOS at all. I have downloaded the latest files from ASUS's website, but this does not appear to update the BIOS or firmware... at least not according to the information obtained from the Marvell BIOS screen.

I am trying to avoid purchasing a new motherboard. Any suggestions or thoughts on how to bring the firmware and BIOS to current versions would be greatly appreciated. I would be happy to provide any additional information if necessary.

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    You receive a BSOD but told us nothing to help diagnose it just a bunch of symptoms. – Ramhound Feb 24 '15 at 22:19
  • @ Ramhound What would you like to know? My hope is that I can find the current BIOS version and firmware update along with instructions on how to update them. That is, if there even is a separate Marvell BIOS. Please let me know what you would like. – Errour Feb 24 '15 at 22:44
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    Your trying to solve a problem which causes a BSOD. Without information on the BSOD that outcome is unlikely to happen. – Ramhound Feb 24 '15 at 22:49
  • Here is my most recent crash data (2 minutes ago): – Errour Feb 24 '15 at 23:47
  • Memory_Management STOP: 0x0000001A (0x0000000000041790, 0xFFFFFA800CEA87C0, 0x00000000000000FFFF, 0x0000000000000000) – Errour Feb 24 '15 at 23:50

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