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post #1421 of 3918
Hello,

I just changed from RAID to AHCI , restarted the pc and i was able to see all the drives, also i was able to boot to w7 by using the dvd.

I have read most of the comments in this thread and it seems that im not the only one with this issue.

i did not followed all those steps because i was not aware of them.

What do you reckon i should do?

Install the bios from Asus, do what you just wrote and then install your OROM after that?

Thanks man!

Edit: I did cleared the CMOS as you mentioned before, the pc restarted and i was able to see all the drives, however the configuration was under AHCI, once i changed to RAID, they vanished after restarting.
Edited by safado2 - 3/29/13 at 5:31am
post #1422 of 3918
@ safado2:
Which SATA mode BIOS settings (IDE, AHCI or RAID) did you choose, before you installed the currently running OS? Exactly these settings should be redone after having flashed a new or updated BIOS.
It is not a good idea to switch the SATA mode and to look what happens.
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Originally Posted by safado2 View Post

I just changed from RAID to AHCI , restarted the pc and i was able to see all the drives.
This verifies, that you haven't created a RAID array, because the RAID members would not been detected by the OS, if the Intel SATA Controller previously has been set to AHCI mode.
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I did cleared the CMOS as you mentioned before, the pc restarted and i was able to see all the drives, however the configuration was under AHCI, once i changed to RAID, they vanished after restarting.
That behaviour is quite normal, because any switch of the SATA mode within the BIOS induces a switch of the onboard SATA Controller with the consequence, that the OS has to change the related storage driver.

Since everything is fine for you in AHCI mode, why do you always try to switch the SATA Controller to RAID mode? That doesn't make any sense for me.
post #1423 of 3918
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Originally Posted by Fernando 1 View Post

Since everything is fine for you in AHCI mode, why do you always try to switch the SATA Controller to RAID mode? That doesn't make any sense for me.

If i have understood correctly, a few posts above (post #1415) he mentioned that he has 2 x SSD (Samsung 840 pro) in Raid 0, so i guess he needs the RAID mode...
post #1424 of 3918
Hello Fernando,

Just to make thing clear:

1: There is no w7 installed atm, I just use the USB/DVD to see if i can boot it up and see the RAID Drive allocated

2: I have created a RAID O array, it does come up when the new Intel OROM loads up, says "12.0.0.1783"

3: I switched back from RAID 0 to AHCI to see why i could not see the drives when the RAID is enable

4: Before flashing the modified bios, I could see all my drives either using RAID or AHCI, and i could boot from the 2 of them using my w7 dvd.

5: Im trying to use my 2 840 samsung pro as s RAID 0

6: It seems that there is a new OROM out there, It's the 12.5.0.1815 WHQL, Have you tested it at all?

7: Before flashing the new OROM, I believe that the Raid was enable, cant really be sure now.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?8b2j2891e75v3jp

7: I have founded this information, It might help other as well.

According to IRST User Interface:
11.6.0.1030, 11.6.2.1002, 11.6.5.1006
SSD port 0 = 6GB/s, SSD port 1 = 6GB/s (1,000+MB/s read/write)

11.7.0.1013 through 12.0.0.1083
SSD port 0 = 6GB/s, SSD port 1 = 3GB/s (500MB/s read/write)

Seems the 11.7 and above IRST drivers likes to throttle down the speed of my port 1 SSD to 3GB/s rate, or it is some kind of bug that Intel has broken when fixing other bugs.

Do you reckon it's true?

Thanks for your help.
Edited by safado2 - 3/29/13 at 6:31am
post #1425 of 3918
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Originally Posted by Fernando 1 View Post

If you want to get the newest Intel RAID ROM workng with your Intel SATA AHCI or RAID Controller, you should update to the RST(e) RAID ROM v11.6.0.1702 (well approved) or v12.0.0.1783 (that's the newest).
The Intel RST drivers and RAID ROM modules (latest version: 11.2.x.xxxx) are the older, RST(e) drvers and OROM modules (from v11.5.x.xxxx up) the newer ones. I have named them Intel RST(e) to make clear, that it is a new generation of Intel drivers, which have an addtional SCSI filter driver.
The Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" modules are only needed and usable, if the mainboard BIOS offers the OS installation in clean EFI mode with the BIOS option "CSM Disabled". If you are able and going to install Windows 8 in EFI mode, the ntel SATA AHCI/RAID Controller wll use the "SataDriver" BIOS module instead of the Intel RAID ROM.
If you find a separate file named "SataDrver" within your BOS after having opened it with the Aptio UEFI MMTool, you can update both modules, the Intel RAD ROM, which is wthin the CSMCORE file, and the separate "SataDriver" module. Nevertheless only one of them will be used by the system (dependng on the OS installation mode > EFI or Non-EFI).

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Originally Posted by Fernando 1 View Post

I am not sure,if the "SataDriver" module will be active at all, if you have installed the OS in EFI mode after having set the Intel SATA Controller to AHCI mode. That is why I recommend to update both modules (RAID ROM and SataDriver) to the same version.
I have no idea. All 3 SataDriver files (.bin, .efi and .ffs) only will be usable, if the OS has been installed in clean EFI mode, but they have a quite different hex code.
Nevertheless the choice of the correct SataDriver module is very easy, because you will get an error message, if you try to insert a wrong file.
The file SataDriver.ffs seems to be the only usable one for BIOSes of an X79 chipset and 7-Series chipset mainboard. Since I haven't yet tried to insert it into a 6-Series chipset mainboard BIOS, I am not sure about that.

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Originally Posted by Fernando 1 View Post

I have not yet seen any ASUS P67 or Z68 chipset mainboard BIOS with an included SataDriver module.
An UEFI type BIOS and an EFI mode OS installation are different things.

If my BIOS doesn't have a SataDriver, does that mean that it uses the Legacy RAID OROM when either in AHCI or RAID mode? So that means if I use AHCI, my AHCI firmware is already updated as long as I update the Legacy RAID OROM (because it contains both AHCI and RAID OROM firmware) of my BIOS?
post #1426 of 3918
@ safado2:
If you really intend to create a RAID array, I recommend to do it after having updated the Intel RAID ROM module.
You will get the best performance, if you do a fresh install of the OS onto the freshly created RAID0 array.
Once you have done that, you should not change the SATA mode anymore. Otherwise you will not be able to boot into your OS.
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

If my BIOS doesn't have a SataDriver, does that mean that it uses the Legacy RAID OROM when either in AHCI or RAID mode? So that means if I use AHCI, my AHCI firmware is already updated as long as I update the Legacy RAID OROM (because it contains both AHCI and RAID OROM firmware) of my BIOS?
My answers are: 2 x Yes!
post #1427 of 3918
The Newest OROM is actually the 12.5.0.1815

Here are the CAP files only for the ASUS MAXIMUS V FORMULA

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?8b2j2891e75v3jp

I'm tempted to Install it, however I dont get to read many users installing that OROM.

So far, I have not founded why the sata devices are gone when you setup the RAID on the BIOS, but they do show up when you select AHCI mad.gif

someone had this issue before?


Thanks.
Edited by safado2 - 3/29/13 at 8:58am
post #1428 of 3918
I only changed from RAID to AHCI to do some troubleshooting, I was concerned that something stuffed up.

ATM, the RAID 0 is enable, using the 12.0.0.1783, Personal bios configuration enable as well but

  1. I DONT SEE ANY DRIVE CONNECTED AT THE BIOS WHEN RAID IS ENABLED
  2. UNABLE TO BOOT FROM ANY MEDIA DEVICE,USB BOOT WORKING FINE
post #1429 of 3918
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Originally Posted by safado2 View Post

ATM, the RAID 0 is enable
You can only create and delete a RAID array, but not enable and disable it.
Very important: If you want to use the SSDs/HDDs, which were members of a RAID array, as single drives, you have to delete the RAID array. Otherwise the partition table of the drives can not be read.
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using the 12.0.0.1783, Personal bios configuration enable as well but
  • I DONT SEE ANY DRIVE CONNECTED AT THE BIOS WHEN RAID IS ENABLED
That is quite normal, because the BIOS and the OS detects a RAID0 array as 1 device (named "Intel RAID" or similar) and doesn't see the RAID member SSDs/HHDs.
post #1430 of 3918
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fernando 1 View Post

@ safado2:
If you really intend to create a RAID array, I recommend to do it after having updated the Intel RAID ROM module.
You will get the best performance, if you do a fresh install of the OS onto the freshly created RAID0 array.
Once you have done that, you should not change the SATA mode anymore. Otherwise you will not be able to boot into your OS.
My answers are: 2 x Yes!

Thanks!
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