For LSI 2308
Originally Posted by Baasha
The latest firmware update is released for the LSI controller (SAS-2308) but how do we go about updating it? Are there step by step instructions on how to go about updating the Firmware and BIOS of the LSI controller? The driver I have on there has a date of 1/6/2012. I only saw a BIOS and Firmware update from LSI but the latest driver on their site (for Windows 7) says May 31, 2012.
Also, the PCI Express Root Ports under "System Devices" in Device Manager shows the driver version of 184.108.40.2066
and the date is 6/8/2011(?). Whenever I try to update that driver, it keeps saying the "latest one is already installed"!
Which driver do you have installed for those PCI-E Root Ports?
The Intel C600 chipset driver I have is from 9/14/2012 and the version is 220.127.116.118. Is that the latest (best) version for this motherboard?
, I simply downloaded the Firmware & BIOS "9207_8i_Package_P15_IR_IT_Firmware_BIOS_for_MSDOS_Windows.zip" file from the LSI 9207 site. You may want to read the "SAS2Flash_ReferenceGuide.pdf" that came with the .ZIP file before you flash the Firmware & BIOS. It may seem complicated but all I had to do is to run the following line in elevated DOS in Windows to update the BIOS & Firmware respectively, I copied all the files to a drive that is NOT connected to ANY of the LSI ports to do it just in case
For BIOS update, I ran: sas2flash.exe -b "path to where you saved the 9217-8i.bin file"
For Firmware update, I ran: sas2flash.exe -f "path to where you saved the mptsas2.rom file"Note
: ensure you are running the correct version of sas2flash.exe. For example, I had to run the sas2flash.exe from the "sas2flash_win_x64_rel" folder since I'm running Windows 8 Pro x64. For 32 bit Windows, you would be running the sas2flash.exe tool from the "sas2flash_win_x86_rel" folder. You will receive an error message if you are running the incorrect version of SAS2FLASH.exe.
There is no driver update for Windows 8 from LSI yet, so I'm still running the same Version 18.104.22.168 dated May 30/2012 downloaded directly from LSI.For the Intel ICH
, thought I answered your question in Link to Post #291
but you were asking about RST, not RSTe.
Again, you are using Intel RSTe driver. I was using Intel RSTe driver before updating the OS to Windows 8, but figured I would try the RST driver instead because of some issues I had with my RAID10. The problem persists no matter whether I'm using RSTe/RST driver. I had to RMA the Seagate drive again. Will see if I have better luck when the new Seagate drive comes in.
For the latest RSTe driver version, looks like 22.214.171.1241 is the latest, came out on 2012 Nov 15. Here is the link to the download site searched on the Intel site:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=3449&DwnldID=22137&ProductFamily=Software+Products&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology+enterprise+%28Intel%C2%AE+RSTe%29&lang=engAs for the C600/X79 series chipset PCI Express Root Port
driver, I'm confused too. I'm using Microsoft 6.2.9200.16384 dated Jun 21/2006. Which item are you referring to under "System Devices"? Just want to make sure we are looking at the same item.
I was thinking about flashing the ICH controller ROM and updating the driver, but was getting a bit tired from ALL the driver/BIOS updates I had to do on the Extreme11, video card, SSD, even mechanical drives lately. I'm not complaining as it is a good thing that we are getting updates to fix issues. I just need a break as I found myself updating drivers/firmwares/BIOS almost 3 to 4 times a week.... Everything is working fine on the Intel ICH side anyway.
Anyway, hope this helps,
peaceEdited by jackk - 12/28/12 at 12:42pm