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#16 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 07.07.2013 10:31

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Zitat von odiebugs im Beitrag #14
My GUID is different then what you have posted, you can see it on the pic of the MM tool, does this mean I should not replace it with the one you have posted ?
The SataDriver GUID of X79 chipset mainboard BIOSes is different, but you can replace it by the newer SataDriver module nevertheless. AFAIK the GUID will be customized during the insertion.


@ greg.chalk:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!
Zitat von greg.chalk im Beitrag #15
I had the same problem with gigabyte ga-z77x-up5 th. I did exactly what you did. I made the array in non uefi mode(csm=on, legacy rom), and then i changed in full uefi mode and installed windows.
I don't think there is a way to have option for raid creation in uefi mode in gigabyte motherboards. Except the new series z87 of course.
That may be possible. Contrary to you I was able to create the RAID0 array with my ASUS Z77-V from within the UEFI interface, that means by using the SataDriver.

Zitat von greg.chalk
I installed 12.7.0.1936 module, and everything works perfect.

Thanks, I will put your report into the BIOS modding success/failure table.

Regards
Fernando

#17 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by odiebugs 08.07.2013 04:48

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Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #16
The SataDriver GUID of X79 chipset mainboard BIOSes is different, but you can replace it by the newer SataDriver module nevertheless. AFAIK the GUID will be customized during the insertion.
Thanks Fern, everything seems to be working great, no problems, you have the most helpful an informative site there is.

EDIT by Fernando: Quoted text corrected

#18 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by muerte 22.07.2013 01:17

Hi Fernando!

Nice forum with the best information available for onboard RAID users here, great job!

I have a question about the SataDriver.

I'm trying to replace my BIOS for ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 5004 and found out I have:

ScuDriver_3_6_0_1023 (GUID 85FB8D3D-...)
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SataDriver_3_6_0_1023 (GUID 43A0A7B3-...)

I tried to replace both of them with Intel_RSTe_EFI-RAID_SataDriver_v3.7.0.1049 but MMTool shows up "Ffs File with same GUID exists in Firmware Volume."

Because I do use the Scu RAID so now I am confused, should I just replace the SataDriver and leave the ScuDriver alone?

Thanks!

#19 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 22.07.2013 10:36

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Hello muerte,

welcome at Win-RAID Forum!
The Intel SataDriver and ScuDriver seem to be different modules (SataDiver for "normal" RAID, ScuDriver for SAS RAID). Infortunately i cannot yet offer the new Intel ScuDriver v3.7.0.1049, because nobody has seen until now such module Version within an X79 mainboard BIOS.
So you will only be able to update the Intel SataDriver to v3.7.0.1049, which may be without any effect for your SAS RAID Controller.

Regards
Fernando

#20 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by muerte 22.07.2013 13:31

Thank you, Fernando!

So this is after I replace only the SataDriver part and leave the ScuDriver untouched.



I will flash it and give a try to see how it works.

#21 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 22.07.2013 13:37

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Zitat von muerte im Beitrag #20
I will flash it and give a try to see how it works.
After having flashed the BIOS you should enter the BIOS, choose the Intel(R) Rapid Storage tab and look for the version.

#22 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by muerte 25.07.2013 23:05

An error message about Security Verification Failed shows up.

I tried FTK, but seems no use on .CAP files.

Could not communicate with the HECI.

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Error 25: The host CPU does not have write access to the target flash area.
To enable write access for this operation you must modify the descriptor setting to give host access to this region.
Error occured during flash phase. Exiting.
Thank you for using FTK. Have a nice day.
 



So I'm afraid that Modded BIOS is impossible to read and flash to this board.

#23 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 25.07.2013 23:16

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Zitat von muerte im Beitrag #22
An error message about Security Verification Failed shows up.
That is the usual message users of an ASUS mainboard with a .CAP BIOS get, when they try to flash a modified BIOS.
What you need to use is the "USB Flashback" option of your BIOS. I hope, that this option is available for your X79 ASUS board.

#24 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by muerte 25.07.2013 23:51

Unfortunately the ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS is a C602 board and does not have the USB Flashback option

#25 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 26.07.2013 00:05

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Zitat von muerte im Beitrag #24
Unfortunately the ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS is a C602 board and does not have the USB Flashback option
That is really a pity. I thought, that all X79 chipset "Enterprise" mainboards from ASUS do have this option.

#26 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by muerte 26.07.2013 00:36

Yes, I do have another ASUS X79 board (P9X79 WS) which DOES support the USB Flashback feature and I have done that before to update/switch between RST/RSTe OROMs.

I' think the only way to flash a modded CAP Bios on Z9PE is to order an external flasher for DIP8 Chip.

#27 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by Pacman 31.07.2013 21:20

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Don't know if this is still of interest, but here is the Intel 3.7.0.1049 SCU ROM, and ScuDriver.

#28 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 31.07.2013 21:54

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@ Pacman:

Thanks for the latest Intel SCU ROM and the ScuDriver for X79 chipset mainboads.
I will add them to the start post of this thread.

#29 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by Scyphe 05.08.2013 01:19

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How to insert an Intel UEFI RAID "SataDriver" module:
(when such file is missing within the AMI UEFI BIOS)

Open the BIOS with the AMI Aptio UEFI MMTool and verify, that no module named "SataDriver" is listed.
Check the Volume number (leftmost column) of the file "CSMCORE".
Hit the tab "Insert".
Hit the button "Browse" and navigate to the file named SataDriver.ffs you want to insert.
Enter the Volume number of the file "CSMCORE" (will be 01 or 02) into the field "Vol. Index".
Go to the "Insert FFS Options" section and check the option "Insert Compressed".
Hit the button "Insert".
Save the modified BIOS file.

Verification:
The inserted "SataDriver" should now be listed by the AMI Aptio MMTool at the end of the related Volume Index numbers.



Hi Fernando (didn't know you had started your own forum. Awesome).

First things first: Motherboard = ASUS Sabertooth P67 b3 with 3602 bios with following modules flashed/modded:

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Intel(R) MEInfo Version: 8.1.20.1309
Copyright(C) 2005 - 2012, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.

Intel(R) ME code versions:

BIOS Version: 3602
MEBx Version: Not available
Gbe Version: 1.3
VendorID: 8086
PCH Version: 5
FW Version: 8.1.40.1416
UNS Version: Not Available
LMS Version: 9.5.0.1428
MEI Driver Version: 9.5.2.1489
Wireless Hardware Version: Not Available
Wireless Driver Version: Not Available

FW Capabilities: 0x00100C40

Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service - PRESENT/ENABLED
Intel(R) Dynamic Application Loader - PRESENT/ENABLED

CPU Upgrade State: Upgrade Capable
Cryptography Support: Disabled
Last ME reset reason: Global system reset
Local FWUpdate: Enabled
BIOS Config Lock: Enabled
GbE Config Lock: Enabled
Host Read Access to ME: Enabled
Host Write Access to ME: Enabled
SPI Flash ID #1: EF4016
SPI Flash ID VSCC #1: 20052005
SPI Flash BIOS VSCC: 20052005
BIOS boot State: Post Boot
OEM Id: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
Capability Licensing Service: Enabled
Capability Licensing Service Status: Permit info not available
OEM Tag: 0x00000000
Localized Language: Unknown
Independent Firmware Recovery: Disabled

e:\Downloads\Intel BIOS Tools and OROMS\Intel MEI FW>



When I follow the above description I get from MMTool Aptio "file size exceeds the volume size".

Perhaps it's just not possible on my board (C200 Express chipset)? Any ideas?

#30 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by CPL0 05.08.2013 03:45

IIRC ASUS unfortunately went with a 4MB BIOS chip for those boards and after the updates to include Ivybridge there just isn't enough room, even the 2 boot blocks it had got stripped down to one, not sure if that effects it's crashfree BIOS feature it originally had.

The EFI Sata driver is huge compared to BIOS space so you might have to look at making room by removing or trimming stuff, like a graphic for instance.

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