Originally Posted by ney2x
First of all, bear with my english, english is not my native tongue
But I will try my best to explain all, if not, please refer to the screenshots...
As promised, here's my complete / step-by-step experiment
Test hardware and software
1. ASUS P8Z68-V motherboard BIOS 3603 modded with
>Especially modified Intel RST(e) RAID ROM v220.127.116.115 with TRIM in RAID0 for P67 and Z68 systems and
>Especially modified Intel RST(e) EFI RAID "SataDriver" v18.104.22.1685 with TRIM in RAID0 for Z68 systems
2. Windows 8 x64 UEFI mode
First, I modified the BIOS (P8Z68-V-ASUS-3603.rom) myself using MMTool, inserted the RAID ROM and SataDriver. Guide here
Second, I updated my board's BIOS. Updating BIOS was successful but it doesn't show the "Intel(R) Rapid Storage" section in the BIOS. What I did was, I turn-off my computer completely by unplugging the power cord and waited +3 minutes before I plugged again (I think that's the correct way of updating ASUS motherboard BIOS). I enter BIOS Settings again and SET these...
I save and reboot and go back to BIOS Settings. I keep on pressing the right arrow (->) key on my keyboard and I saw this
Notice the RAID Option Under Advanced / SATA Configuration after setting all the necessary setup for UEFI. There are no hdd / ssd detected because EFI ROM is the default now.
So, I installed Windows 8 x64 by pressing the F8 key (ASUS Boot Menu). I selected the UEFI : USB Device which contains Windows 8 x64 Setup. When Install Windows 8 Screen shows, I press Shift + F10 (command prompt).
At the command prompt, type Diskpart, press Enter.
Type List Disk, press Enter.
Type Select Disk # (where # is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter.
Type Clean, press Enter.
Type Convert GPT, press Enter.
Type Exit, press Enter.
When asked for the disk driver (F6 method), (I already copied the STOR_22.214.171.1243_f6flpy-x64 driver files in my USB which contains Windows 8 Setup). I think this is important!
Finally, Windows 8 x64 is completed successfully, installed the drivers, run Windows Assessment Index (to detect SSD).
I checked again my BIOS Setting especially Boot Settings, this what I found.
....to be continued (TRIM Test)