Originally Posted by cynan
Has anyone tried the recent bios releases for the ASRock X79 boards released over the past month or so?
Sorry to bud in with the bios thing again, but, FYI, the main reason why I bothered updated to the 1.90 bios for the extreme 6 is because, apparently, ASRock and maybe Gigabyte have enabled new storage controller OROMs in 1.90 and up (maybe 1.50 as well?) that purportedly allow TRIM to function in RAID arrays. In bios 1.90 and up, there is an extra option in the bios that allows you to choose between RST and RSTe storage controllers (I believe this new RST OROM is what allows TRIM in RAID to work) - normally only RSTe is available for X79. One issue is that switching from RSTe to RST likely involves an operating system reinstal (using RST floppy drivers) but a Windows image backup of the OS (at least in Win 7) should make it fairly painless to keep all data/settings.
Of the two bios now available that offer RST option for the extreme six (1.90 and 2.10) only 1.90 will flash for me. When I try 2.10, I get "no image detected" with instant flash utility. And as I've stated, I get intermittent hangs on startup with 1.90....See the first few posts of this thread
for a bit more info on TRIM in RAID for ASRock/Gigabyte X79.
Also, it would be nice if ASRock posted a little more information about the bios versions they post on their website...Edited by cynan - 12/13/12 at 10:08am