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I would like to flash my h200 into IT mode, either dell or LSI firmware, whichever is better. could anyone give me a description on how to flash the card. also if possible i would like to use the S.M.A.R.T. drive monitoring feature.
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Anyone?
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Having just bricked and then unbricked a shiney new raid card to get it into IT mode, I get it. Go to http://forums.servethehome.com/ and snoop around. Read the threads and especially the raid card mega-thread.

Normally, you'll need to be able to boot to dos or uefi. I did the uefi thing and used firmware from LSI's site. Here's my post about my card and what I did. Now you go figure out which card you've got and do the same for you.

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Thanks unexpectedly and tycoon bob ( I get the hint bob), tried google a few times but, somewhere I read that they couldn't see the smart data from hdd's with IT firmware, just wondering if anyone has formatted their h200 to IT with smart still passed through.

also just wanted to double check everything before I flash my card as you only get one chance to brick the card. sadsmiley.gif
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I can see smart data on my flashed-to-IT mode card. But mine is newer technology and doesn't have lots of websites talking about how to flash it like with your card...

Code:
# lspci | grep LSI
04:00.0 Serial Attached SCSI controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS3008 PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS-3 (rev 02)
# lsblk
NAME   MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda      8:0    0   2.7T  0 disk 
├─sda1   8:1    0   2.7T  0 part 
└─sda9   8:9    0     8M  0 part 
sdb      8:16   0   2.7T  0 disk 
├─sdb1   8:17   0   2.7T  0 part 
└─sdb9   8:25   0     8M  0 part 
sdc      8:32   0   2.7T  0 disk 
├─sdc1   8:33   0   2.7T  0 part 
└─sdc9   8:41   0     8M  0 part 
sdd      8:48   0   2.7T  0 disk 
├─sdd1   8:49   0   2.7T  0 part 
└─sdd9   8:57   0     8M  0 part 
sde      8:64   0   2.7T  0 disk 
├─sde1   8:65   0   2.7T  0 part 
└─sde9   8:73   0     8M  0 part 
sdf      8:80   0   2.7T  0 disk 
├─sdf1   8:81   0   2.7T  0 part 
└─sdf9   8:89   0     8M  0 part 
sdg      8:96   0 119.2G  0 disk 
├─sdg1   8:97   0  1000M  0 part /boot/efi
├─sdg2   8:98   0  58.6G  0 part /
├─sdg3   8:99   0  12.7G  0 part [SWAP]
├─sdg4   8:100  0   9.8G  0 part /var
├─sdg5   8:101  0   9.8G  0 part /tmp
└─sdg6   8:102  0  27.5G  0 part /home
sr0     11:0    1  1024M  0 rom  


Code:
# smartctl --all /dev/sda
smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [x86_64-linux-3.11-2-amd64] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 (AF)
Device Model:     ST3000DM001-9YN166
Serial Number:    W1F2DV0D
LU WWN Device Id: 5 000c50 05e5fe134
Firmware Version: CC4H
User Capacity:    3,000,592,982,016 bytes [3.00 TB]
Sector Sizes:     512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical
Rotation Rate:    7200 rpm
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   ATA8-ACS T13/1699-D revision 4
SATA Version is:  SATA 3.0, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 6.0 Gb/s)
Local Time is:    Thu Apr  3 14:40:28 2014 PDT
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART STATUS RETURN: incomplete response, ATA output registers missing
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
Warning: This result is based on an Attribute check.

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x00) Offline data collection activity
                                        was never started.
                                        Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0) The previous self-test routine completed
                                        without error or no self-test has ever 
                                        been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection:                (  592) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities:                    (0x73) SMART execute Offline immediate.
                                        Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
                                        Suspend Offline collection upon new
                                        command.
                                        No Offline surface scan supported.
                                        Self-test supported.
                                        Conveyance Self-test supported.
                                        Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
                                        power-saving mode.
                                        Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01) Error logging supported.
                                        General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time:        (   1) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time:        ( 353) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time:        (   2) minutes.
SCT capabilities:              (0x3085) SCT Status supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x000f   119   099   006    Pre-fail  Always       -       232127016
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0003   093   092   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       59
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   036    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x000f   061   060   030    Pre-fail  Always       -       1438318
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       529
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0013   100   100   097    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   020    Old_age   Always       -       59
183 Runtime_Bad_Block       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
184 End-to-End_Error        0x0032   100   100   099    Old_age   Always       -       0
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
188 Command_Timeout         0x0032   100   099   000    Old_age   Always       -       3 3 4
189 High_Fly_Writes         0x003a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022   072   049   045    Old_age   Always       -       28 (Min/Max 28/31)
191 G-Sense_Error_Rate      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       58
193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       212
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   028   051   000    Old_age   Always       -       28 (0 22 0 0 0)
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0010   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x003e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
240 Head_Flying_Hours       0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       98h+44m+05.363s
241 Total_LBAs_Written      0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       3207122231114
242 Total_LBAs_Read         0x0000   100   253   000    Old_age   Offline      -       138313767650

SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
No self-tests have been logged.  [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]


SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0        0  Not_testing
    2        0        0  Not_testing
    3        0        0  Not_testing
    4        0        0  Not_testing
    5        0        0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.



Sooooo, yours is a dell perc h200... did you see this post? All the H200s show up as the same as the popular ibm M1015.

Given how I thought I had bricked my raid card by not-quite-flashing-it-all-the-way, having it not show up, then rebooting and repeating the flashing, I feel pretty comfortable saying you'll be ok. I figured if I screwed the pooch with my SAS3008, I'd just go buy a ibm M1015 like everyone else does.

Now that I've got SMART tools, what do I do with them?
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Yes I did se that from the link you posted previous. tbh I haven't had time to read the post in the link. looks promising though. on that link you posted is mentions SMART support. I want the SMART data as I have just started using drive bender and want disc monitoring to check health of discs etc.

my server needs more work to get it up and running. I will let you all know what the outcome is after I flash the card. don't know if I will have time this weekend.

I might just flash the card and hope for the best, see what happens, quite a few people have flashed h200's, so flashing should be hassle free if I find the right IT firmware? still don't know if I want DELL IT or LSI IT firmware.
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Grrrr stupid form lost my post.

I went with LSI because they make the hardware and the don't hide their files. They're all in the ftp folders. And since IT mode kinda mean no bells and whistles, I didn't really think vendor makes a difference. I suggest go with whatever "the cool kids are doing" and whoever's tutorial you like the most.

Be sure to get the SAS channel id. It's on a tiny sticker. On my board (picture in the link above to my write up), it's at the top right. Which was under the SFF mini HD cables.

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