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Why is ther no USB 3 driver in Windows 8 64bit (or 32bit) for this motherboard? It is only for the Windows 7 and obviviously it does do nothing as 20MB/s is max on all my USB3 drives.
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They are different smile.gif

I just downloaded the P16 Firmware and BIOS.

How do we check the version of the firmware and BIOS currently on the controller? It doesn't show up in Device Manager (only Driver version does).

Also, what is the easiest/best way to update the firmware/BIOS of the controller?
     
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I just downloaded the P16 Firmware and BIOS.

How do we check the version of the firmware and BIOS currently on the controller? It doesn't show up in Device Manager (only Driver version does).

Also, what is the easiest/best way to update the firmware/BIOS of the controller?

Oh, just go to the MegaRAID Storage Manager, on the Dashboard tab under the Actions section, click Update firmware, you'll see the firmware & BIOS version #s.

Easiest way for me to update the firmware & BIOS is by using the SAS2Flash tool, just look for the SAS2Flash_ReferenceGuide.PDF in the Firmware + BIOS .zip file. I remember posting the command lines in an earlier post if you need more info.

found it: http://www.overclock.net/t/1289956/asrock-x79-extreme-11-owners-issues-hopefully-fixes/330#post_18920853

I had the switch -b & -f mixed up in the command line. Make sure you use the -b switch for the BIOS file (mptsas2.rom), -f switch for the Firmware file (9217-8i.BIN)
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I played around with updating the firmware with the 9217 and the 9207 firmware, and it wouldn't accept either when using the menu driven option from MSM. I haven't tried the SAS2Flash method yet.
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I played around with updating the firmware with the 9217 and the 9207 firmware, and it wouldn't accept either when using the menu driven option from MSM. I haven't tried the SAS2Flash method yet.

I tried the MSM update options, which didn't work for me as well. It is why I had to use the SAS2Flash DOS tool, just make sure you elevate the DOS prompt (right click on DOS icon to "run as admin") smile.gif
    
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Now MIPS watercooling is gone out of buisness and closed so there is no manufacturer that makes chipsett coolers for this the X79 Extreme11 any more !!! I ordered mine 4 weeks ago and it was supose to be sent today but it will not as it has been closed ! My completet loop that I was planing is gone frown.giffrown.gif
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Cpachris got a custom chipset block made. PM him.
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Oh, just go to the MegaRAID Storage Manager, on the Dashboard tab under the Actions section, click Update firmware, you'll see the firmware & BIOS version #s.

Easiest way for me to update the firmware & BIOS is by using the SAS2Flash tool, just look for the SAS2Flash_ReferenceGuide.PDF in the Firmware + BIOS .zip file. I remember posting the command lines in an earlier post if you need more info.

found it: http://www.overclock.net/t/1289956/asrock-x79-extreme-11-owners-issues-hopefully-fixes/330#post_18920853

I had the switch -b & -f mixed up in the command line. Make sure you use the -b switch for the BIOS file (mptsas2.rom), -f switch for the Firmware file (9217-8i.BIN)
peace

Thanks! thumb.gif +REP

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Gents I will take the time and read all this thread later but I am thinking of getting this board to be a file/media server for me and I know at first there was a lot of problems with the LSI raid and want to know in a nut shell if they have fixes for this and will these work in a Raid now. I can not remember dose the LSI chip do the raid calculations or is it a software raid??

Just want some information before I purchase this board and read this thread..
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Gents I will take the time and read all this thread later but I am thinking of getting this board to be a file/media server for me and I know at first there was a lot of problems with the LSI raid and want to know in a nut shell if they have fixes for this and will these work in a Raid now. I can not remember dose the LSI chip do the raid calculations or is it a software raid??

Just want some information before I purchase this board and read this thread..

I setup a RAID10 array with 4x3TB Seagate drives right from the get go. Never had any issues. I would assume you are referring to the RAID0 speed which people had to flash the LSI firmware to IT mode and use Windows to get the stripe going.

The chip is more like a LSI 9217 Host Bus Adapter so yes, the RAID10 setup is done in the LSI MegaRAID software. It is a software RAID. It will be more expensive to go for a real LSI RAID card with cache vault memory. So the Extreme 11 saved me $$ (yup, even if the board costs $800) to get what I want. smile.gif

btw, stay away from the Seagate 3TB drives. I bought 4 of them. 1 died after a month of use. RMA'ed it. The RMA drive failed after 3 months. Finally got one which has been working fine since Jan. Two weeks ago another 1 died. RMA'ed it. So 3 drives had issue out of 7.

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