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I Did It. I Fixed It. No More Problems with Those Bad Ole Intel SSD's

I went down to my local gun store, bought a 44 magnum (I like Dirty Harry) and shot the god-forsaken things!
Now I've got my life back. specool.gif
(Note: If anyone wants to know how to RAID0 two Intel SSD's ..... Don't Call Me!
Added: 9/16/12
Thanks to Ceadderman and HeadMixer. You guys were both correct about the Intel SSD's being the problem - specifically lack of compatibility with anything but Intel products.
I had no choice but to Rep+ both of you for your untiring assistance. Thanks - As Always! thumb.gif

I want to see the bullet holes!
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Anyone know how to update the raid module in Mmtool? Been some confusion over if you need to update a 'Misc' file along with the main raid option rom. If anyone can clarify would be great!

Thanks!
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Anyone know how to update the raid module in Mmtool? Been some confusion over if you need to update a 'Misc' file along with the main raid option rom. If anyone can clarify would be great!
Thanks!

You MUST replace BOTH 1002-4393 Option Rom and the corresponding MISC.BIN module for the updated bios to function properly.

I have modified Bios 3027 of this board - The following changes were made:

1. 1002-4393 to 3.3.1540.17 (Latest available from Crosshair V Board)
2. F1 module updated with corresponding MISC.BIN
3. 1002-4391 to 3.1.0.0 (Latest available from Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 latest Beta)
4. JMicron rom to 1.0.7.28

Look at the Donor Modules folder for the modules replaced.

HERE is the link to the updated Bios.

NOTE: There is always a risk flashing any modified bios including this one. Please flash at your own risk smile.gif

Please provide feedback and reps are always appreciated! rolleyes.gif
Edited by p4spooky - 9/17/12 at 12:17am
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You MUST replace BOTH 1002-4393 Option Rom and the corresponding MISC.BIN module for the updated bios to function properly.
I have modified Bios 3027 of this board - The following changes were made:
1. 1002-4393 to 3.3.1540.17 (Latest available from Crosshair V Board)
2. F1 module updated with corresponding MISC.BIN
3. 1002-4391 to 3.1.0.0 (Latest available from Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 latest Beta)
4. JMicron rom to 1.0.7.28
Look at the Donor Modules folder for the modules replaced.
HERE is the link to the updated Bios.
NOTE: There is always a risk flashing any modified bios including this one. Please flash at your own risk smile.gif
Please provide feedback and reps are always appreciated! rolleyes.gif


Thanks for sharing that little piece of info about the Misc module! So it was the F1 module all along? Wow! Your last mod was bios 2002 which was the last official release by Asus for that board as I think 3027 is beta? Anyhow I found donor modules on the Win-lite.de site. They have an extensive collection and how to guides. I'm using your 3.3.1540.14 mod right now in a raid 0 stripe array. Despite lack of trim support do you think 3.3.1540.17 performs better? I use raxco perfectdisk to maintain my ssds.

Thanks!
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I have made the same changes to 2002 version of the BIOS. Please download the archive again for the 2002 mod (its part of the same file and added a change log)

If you are already on 3.3.1540.14 then I am not sure what performance gains you will see moving to 3.3.1540.17. My suggestion is if you are using my 2002 mod from the other thread, then leave it alone.

Also NOTE: MISC.BIN may not always be in the F1 module in a BIOS. So if you are updating a different board be careful and validate the module that actually contains the MISC.BIN
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Greetings! I have a CF4 and am not sure I have the SATA drives set up correctly. My setup looks something like this:

0. (ide) dvd-rom
1. (ide) dvd-rom
2. (raid) raid0 1of2
3. (raid) raid0 2of2
4. (raid) stand-alone ssd (windows)
5. (raid) stand-alone ssd (applications)

Everything seemed to be working ok, but my benchmarks for my ssds show terrible speeds for 4K-64Thrd. It seems like NCQ may not be enabled due to the ports being configured for raid.

Any CF4 experts that can tell me what I'm doing wrong? Much appreciated




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Crucial M4 SSD 128GB CT128M4SSD2 (secondary app disk)
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AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor (overclocked to 3.9)
16 GB RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series (2GBx8) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB 100312-3SR
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Edited by david42one - 9/18/12 at 8:29am
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Greetings! I have a CF4 and am not sure I have the SATA drives set up correctly. My setup looks something like this:

0. (ide) dvd-rom
1. (ide) dvd-rom
2. (raid) raid0 1of2
3. (raid) raid0 2of2
4. (raid) stand-alone ssd (windows)
5. (raid) stand-alone ssd (applications)

Everything seemed to be working ok, but my benchmarks for my ssds show terrible speeds for 4K-64Thrd. It seems like NCQ may not be enabled due to the ports being configured for raid.

Any CF4 experts that can tell me what I'm doing wrong? Much appreciated




Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Samsung 830 SSD 256GB MZ-7PC256B (boot disk)
Crucial M4 SSD 128GB CT128M4SSD2 (secondary app disk)
2x Hitachi Deskstar 2TB 5K3000 (raid 0 media storage)
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor (overclocked to 3.9)
16 GB RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series (2GBx8) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB 100312-3SR
MSI Radeon HD 6950 2GB R6950-2PM2D2GD5
Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower case
2x ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold 1200W ATX 12V v2.3
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

Move your ODDs' to 5-6 in IDE. You can't run those in 1-4 in IDE if you run RAID on those channels. That should clean up your speeds somewhat noticeably although I'm reasonably sure you cannot run RAID in IDE unless you're running your ODD in RAID channels needlessly which I figure is likely to be the case.

So you'll want

SSD RAID in 1-2
HDD RAID in 3-4
ODD IDE in 5-6

5-6 can run either RAID or IDE. Select IDE in BIOS for 5-6. thumb.gif

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Move your ODDs' to 5-6 in IDE. You can't run those in 1-4 in IDE if you run RAID on those channels. That should clean up your speeds somewhat noticeably although I'm reasonably sure you cannot run RAID in IDE unless you're running your ODD in RAID channels needlessly which I figure is likely to be the case.
So you'll want
SSD RAID in 1-2
HDD RAID in 3-4
ODD IDE in 5-6
5-6 can run either RAID or IDE. Select IDE in BIOS for 5-6. thumb.gif
~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

Actually I think that's how it's set up. The 2 ports that can be configured separately from the other 4 are configured to run in IDE, the other 4 are set to raid. Sorry for the confusion.
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Long time reader, but haven't posted in a long time.

Has anyone tried to use 8Gb sticks of RAM in this Motherboard?

I know we can do 4x4.
I also know we are limited to 16G total.

But is it possible to do 2x8 to hit the 16G limit?

Thanks!
Scott
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Actually I think that's how it's set up. The 2 ports that can be configured separately from the other 4 are configured to run in IDE, the other 4 are set to raid. Sorry for the confusion.

You may want to run my custom Bios for this board - look up a couple of posts. Install the latest driver and RAIDEXPERT. Make sure Read Ahead and Write back are enabled on the array. Hope this helps
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