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post #1141 of 3916
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Originally Posted by Fernando 1 View Post

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

This bios-mod is not accepted by the M4E-Z smile.gif
I use the ROG Connect method to flash the bios, so i can't see a possible error message to give you some info back.
The process simply does not start (normally the bios led is flashing during bios update).
Jerome.
post #1142 of 3916
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Originally Posted by ucode View Post

Okay, if you want to post your modified file I'll take a look.
Here is the link to a freshly modified uncompressed Intel "SataDriver" module, which may support TRIM in RAID0 for Z68 and P67 chipset mainboards in EFI mode (CSM disabled): http://win-lite.de/benutzer/fernando/ROM-Module/Intel/RSTe/Intel_EFI_RAID_SataDriver_v11.6.0.1702_mod_for_Z68+P67.7z
The checksum has been corrected by me so I was able to insert this modded SataDriver module into the actual ASUS Maximus IV EXTREME-Z BIOS 3603 without getting a checksum error.
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Originally Posted by ucode 
Here is an example for you SDrv.zip 73k .zip file
Ok, but that is the compressed SataDriver file. I prefer to offer it uncompressed, because the user can easily read the text code by openig the file with a hex editor.
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Originally Posted by jeroompje View Post

This bios-mod is not accepted by the M4E-Z smile.gif
I use the ROG Connect method to flash the bios, so i can't see a possible error message to give you some info back.
The process simply does not start (normally the bios led is flashing during bios update).
Hello Jerome,
thank you very much for having tested this BIOS version, where I had inserted the original (untouched) Intel EFI RAID module named "SataDriver".
This verifies, that the simply addition of the missing SataDriver module doesn't work. So ucode obviously was right: ASUS has to add this module to their UEFI BIOSes for 6-Series chipset mainboards. If the SataDriver module is present within the BIOS, a TRIM in RAID0 modification may be possible.

Regards
Dieter
Edited by Fernando 1 - 1/27/13 at 9:46am
post #1143 of 3916
confused.gif here's the uncompressed version, well once it is unzipped that is.

Satadriver.zip 71k .zip file


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Originally Posted by Fernando 1 View Post

thank you very much for having tested this BIOS version, where I had inserted the original (untouched) Intel EFI RAID madue named "SataDriver".
This verifies, that the simply addition of the missing SataDriver module doesn't work.

I was under the impression he never got it to flash so the question remains unanswered as to whether some BIOS will work by inserting the missing EFI RAID driver or need additional code to load it. Probably not worth the effort though IMHO.
post #1144 of 3916
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Originally Posted by ucode View Post

confused.gif here's the uncompressed version, well once it is unzipped that is.

Satadriver.zip 71k .zip file
I was under the impression he never got it to flash so the question remains unanswered as to whether some BIOS will work by inserting the missing EFI RAID driver or need additional code to load it. Probably not worth the effort though IMHO.

Could it be some checksum issue?
post #1145 of 3916
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Originally Posted by ucode View Post

confused.gif here's the uncompressed version, well once it is unzipped that is.
Thanks for the file, but to be honest I am still unsure regarding the best and easiest way how to fix the BIOS or module file checksum. My intention has always been to modify the original code as little as possible.
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Originally Posted by ucode 
I was under the impression he never got it to flash so the question remains unanswered as to whether some BIOS will work by inserting the missing EFI RAID driver or need additional code to load it.
I agree with you. We do not know, if it is possible to get the BIOS with an added "SataDriver" module successfully flashed and if the module "Intel(R) Rapide Storage" will be usable.
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Originally Posted by jeroompje View Post

Could it be some checksum issue?
The insertion of a new module, which was not part of the original BIOS, will change the checksum.
On the other hand I have successfully flashed a lot of modified ASUS BIOSes (.ROM and .CAP ones) without having fixed the checksum.
Have you tried to flash the .ROM BIOS by using the EZ Mode?
post #1146 of 3916
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Originally Posted by Fernando 1 View Post

Thanks for the file, but to be honest I am still unsure regarding the best and easiest way how to fix the BIOS or module file checksum. My intention has always been to modify the original code as little as possible.
I agree with you. We do not know, if it is possible to get the BIOS with an added "SataDriver" module successfully flashed and if the module "Intel(R) Rapide Storage" will be usable.
The insertion of a new module, which was not part of the original BIOS, will change the checksum.
On the other hand I have successfully flashed a lot of modified ASUS BIOSes (.ROM and .CAP ones) without having fixed the checksum.
Have you tried to flash the .ROM BIOS by using the EZ Mode?
With EZ method, the bios-mod can be applied succesfully; the system runs fine, but unfortunately i don't get an extra tab in bios for RST.
Besides, the raid optiom rom page is still shown at boot, so no gain in performance
post #1147 of 3916
I'm sure you know but just incase.. you need to disable CSM and/or force the storage to EFI driver, then reboot and go back into BIOS to see that RST tab in there (if it appears). Otherwise you'll just keep using Legacy.
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post #1148 of 3916
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Originally Posted by error-id10t View Post

I'm sure you know but just incase.. you need to disable CSM and/or force the storage to EFI driver, then reboot and go back into BIOS to see that RST tab in there (if it appears). Otherwise you'll just keep using Legacy.
The CSM option is not there, probably because it's an EFI bios.
Edited by jeroompje - 1/27/13 at 11:22pm
post #1149 of 3916
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Originally Posted by jeroompje View Post

The CSM option is not there, probably because it's an EFI bios.
No, it is vice versa - only the actual EFI BIOSes have the CSM option.
Look into the "Boot" section of your BIOS. There should be an option like "UEFI/Legacy Boot". You should choose the clean UEFI boot option. Then restart the computer, enter the BIOS again (F2) and look, if you find the new "Intel(R) Rapid Storage" tab. You have to go to the entirely right side of the "Advanced Settings" GUI by hitting the > button.
post #1150 of 3916
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Originally Posted by Fernando 1 View Post

No, it is vice versa - only the actual EFI BIOSes have the CSM option.
Look into the "Boot" section of your BIOS. There should be an option like "UEFI/Legacy Boot". You should choose the clean UEFI boot option. Then restart the computer, enter the BIOS again (F2) and look, if you find the new "Intel(R) Rapid Storage" tab. You have to go to the entirely right side of the "Advanced Settings" GUI by hitting the > button.
The option is not there.
the word "uefi" only appears if an usb stick is present to boot from it..
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