Could someone here please be so kind to help me out with a modded BIOS?
I've been getting some very useful help and tips from the very helpful member Fernando
, but I still can not make this happen.
It's for an Intel Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 Rev 1.0
using Award BIOS.
Using Windows 7 Ultimate Ed x64.
I'm using the latest available BIOS version (F9D) for my motherboard. But its ICH Intel RAID ROM version is still based on the ancient Intel Matrix Storage Manager v126.96.36.1992, which unfortunately does NOT pass the TRIM command to Intel SATA2 ports with a RAID-0 array
There is a "Universal" newer modded IRST RAID ROM v188.8.131.527 for ICH10 based motherboards which is modded so that it does pass TRIM to a RAID-0 array. This OROM module is supposed to replace the PCI ROM(B) (ICHARAID.BIN) module in the BIOS image.
Unfortunately, the task involved in incorporating this .bin module into my BIOS, doesn't seem to be as easy and straight forward as just releasing/deleting the existing PCI ROM(B) (ICHARAID.BIN) module and replacing it with its newer modded counterpart. Doing that simply gives me a "Not Valid BIOS Image" error when trying to flash it using Q-Flash.
I've tried to use CBROM32_198 and CBROM_155 without success.... Apparently it involves both "filing out" the space caused by deleting the old PCI ROM(B) (ICHARAID.BIN) module with some "dummy" file directly into the BIOS image (due to some "sensitive" modules surrounding it), and also adjusting the new modded file to fit in with my F9D BIOS using HexEditor or a similar tool, and I don't seem to be getting this right no matter how hard I try......
I really really need this mod to give me TRIM function for my RAID-0 array. If anybody here could please help me out with this BIOS mod I'd be truly appreciative
Below I'll be giving links to all the needed files:Latest F9D BIOS for GA-X58A-UD7 mobo
(the .exe file is actually just a self-extracting file, just double click on it please)Universally TRIM modified Intel RST RAID ROM v184.108.40.2067 with TRIM in RAID-0 support
(All modded IRST RAID ROM files are found at Fernanodo's site here
)Som Tips/Guide for Enhanced BIOS Modding of Award BIOSes
Also, there is actually a F9D BIOS with modded IRST RAID ROM v220.127.116.112
which has been made earlier which is supposed to pass TRIM to a RAID-0 array...but this is done according to an earlier method which totally screws up my Marvell controller instead, making it useless, giving BSODs, unless I fully disable my Marvell 9128 controller in BIOS, but then I can not even utilize my 2 x Marvell SATA ports for connecting a couple of data backup regular HDDs to them.... So I can not use the above mod unfortunately since I need to use ALL my SATA connections, but I link to it here below in case someone needs to take a look at it.
But, this older BIOS mod actually DOES flash just fine and does upgrade my Intel RAID ROM version in my BIOS, but as mentioned above it messes up my Marvell controller instead. This issue has been reproduced and confirmed, therefore the "Universally TRIM modified Intel RST RAID ROM v18.104.22.1687 with TRIM in RAID-0 support"
linked above was made instead with a newer method to remedy that...but that one is only a separate ICHARAID.BIN file which I don't know how to incorporate into my F9D BIOS in a proper manner using HexEditor or any other tool
Therefore I need your help!TRIM modded F9D BIOS version with added RAID ROM v22.214.171.1242 with TRIM in RAID-0 support
Thank you in advance Edited by Bittornado - 2/27/15 at 5:42pm