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Originally Posted by MaxOC View Post

I just checked the P8Z68-V Pro BIOS and it is missing the "SataDriver" line so it is safe to assume that there is no EFI RAID support for this board (chipset?).

The easiest way AFAIK to find out if you have anything similar under a different ROM name is to use the Phoenixtool which will create a dump directory of all the ROMs. Then you use a program (for example winhex) to scan all of those ROMs looking for text like SATA, RAID or EFI to see if any of them list an OROM version.

Take for example the Z68-V Gen3, it 'appears' to have an option for PCI ROM priority in the BIOS boot tab which shows at least Legacy (so in theory the other option is EFI but someone should be able to confirm easily enough). I've done the above method against the latest Z68-V Gen3 BIOS and didn't find anything - whole heap of EFI stuff but nothing related to the EFI RAID/AHCI OROM that I could see.
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Ah, so you are already using SNB 1019. If I run across something newer I'll let you know.

Ignore this, I had done something dumb. I just got playing again and checked, it's the correct version and updates successfully. Thanks again.
Edited by error-id10t - 1/25/13 at 7:42pm
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Fernando 1,

First let me thank you for your great contributions regarding the "trim on raid-0" issue.

Second,
Reading your remarks about new findings, i did not fully understand it.
But curious enough, i was wondering if i could gain any speed improvements on my current system:
Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z with "default" modded 3603 bios running Windows 8
(according to Asus website it is an EFI board).

thanks in advance,
Jerome.
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Originally Posted by jeroompje View Post

Reading your remarks about new findings, i did not fully understand it.
But curious enough, i was wondering if i could gain any speed improvements on my current system:
Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z with "default" modded 3603 bios running Windows 8
(according to Asus website it is an EFI board).
Yes, but ASUS hasn't yet inserted an Intel EFI RAID module named "SataDriver" into the BIOS of your mainboard.
So you will no be able to get rid of the boot delay caused by the LEGACY Intel RAID ROM module, which is inside the CSMCORE file of the BIOS.
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Well he can always insert the file in there himself and it'll create a pretty "satadrive" entry with the right GUID but would the BIOS still work and actually recognise it is another story.

With the Z77 it'd be a small risk to test out with the blind bios flash, not sure if Z68 have it.
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Originally Posted by error-id10t View Post

Well he can always insert the file in there himself and it'll create a pretty "satadrive" entry with the right GUID but would the BIOS still work and actually recognise it is another story.

With the Z77 it'd be a small risk to test out with the blind bios flash, not sure if Z68 have it.
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how do i do that with mmtool?
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Originally Posted by jeroompje View Post

how do i do that with mmtool?
Here is the procedure (just successfully tested by me):
  1. Download the original Intel EFI RAID module v11.6.0.1702 from here: http://win-lite.de/benutzer/fernando/ROM-Module/Intel/RSTe/Intel_EFI_RAID_SataDriver_v11.6.0.1702.7z
  2. Copy the Aptio MMTool, the current BIOS for your mainboard and the unzipped "SataDriver" file into any folder.
  3. Run the MMTool and open the actual BIOS for your mainboard.
  4. Hit the "Insert" tab and browse to the "Module file" named Intel_SataDriver_v11601702.bin.
  5. Enter "01" (without the quotation marks) into the Vol. Index field (01 is the Volume, where the CSMCORE file of your BIOS is located).
  6. Make sure, that
    1. within the "For Option ROM only" sector the "Link present" field is unchecked and
    2. within the "Insert FFS options" the option "Insert as is" is checked.
  7. Hit the "Insert" button.
  8. Save the ROM file.
After having done that, the MMTool will show you a new line at Volume 1 Index AB named "SataDriver" with a GUID starting with 90C8D394.
Just to verify, that it is the correct Intel EFI RAID module v11.6.0.1702, you should highlight the SataDriver line, enter a file name like "SataDriver.bin" into the "Module file" field and extract the module, but this time with the "Extract UnCompressed" option (don't touch the "For Option ROM only" area). After having opened the 184 KB sized module you should see the version number.

It would be fine, if you would be able to flash this BIOS into your mainboard BIOS chip and would see a new UEFI BIOS tab named "Intel(R) Storage Technology". As always: You will flash the modified BIOS at own risk.

Just for your information: Until now it is impossible to insert the EFI RAID module, which has been modified regarding enabling TRIM in RAID0 für Z68 and P67 chipset mainboards. I tried to insert it, but I got an "Invalid FFS file" message.

Good luck!
Fernando
Edited by Fernando 1 - 1/26/13 at 8:45am
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Originally Posted by error-id10t View Post

would the BIOS still work and actually recognise it

Well when it comes to Some New Asus Firmware Update, it just might. tongue.gif

Dieter, sounds like you forgot to fix up a checksum, having already tried a modified RAID EFI driver to give RAID0 trim on P67, it does work. Did you try the 11.2 OS driver with your CSM disabled?

Some BIOS post times using Z77, W8, WAC.

4.529 seconds using Legacy OROM
3.205 seconds using EFI RAID Driver
1.761 seconds using UFast Boot
Edited by ucode - 1/27/13 at 2:00am
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Dieter, sounds like you forgot to fix up a checksum, having already tried a modified RAID EFI driver to give RAID0 trim on P67, it does work.
How did you manage to correct the checksum?
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Did you try the 11.2 OS driver with your CSM disabled?
Win8 didn't accept the Intel RAID driver v11.2.0.1006 at the beginning of the OS installation process. I had to offer an Intel RST(e) driver set, which contains the additional SCSI filter driver. Currently I am running the Intel RST(e) drivers v11.7.0.1013.
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Okay, if you want to post your modified file I'll take a look.

Here is an example for you SDrv.zip 73k .zip file
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