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#76 RE: Update: Intel EFI "SataDriver"/"GopDriver" BIOS Modules by friskies 29.12.2013 02:39

Zitat von MorLipf im Beitrag #68
Windows 8.1. But the problem I have with inserted GOP modules is not operation system related. The blank screen problem initially appears right after power on before POST or operation system start.

Did you install win 8 from a GPT formatted usb/dvd? Did you boot said media in UEFI mode when installing? Does your bios have a fast/ultra fast boot mode?

#77 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by Cola 16.02.2014 19:57

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Hi @ all,

New here and absolutely not a tech-expert. I am sorry to bothering you with my questions. But I really need an advice.

1. Need I this when I have a RAID 1 / 0 / 5, hard drives larger then 4TB and want GPT instead of MBR?
2. Need I this when I have a RAID 1 / 0 / 5, only 2TB hard drives and think MBR is fine?

I'm not sure if I should update my UEFI. I still not get it why you provide this, lol. (>.<)
Just to have the RAID interface in the UEFI (BIOS) interface and to use 2TB+ HDDs?

I have three motherboards, all with the latest BIOS version and Intel RAID ROM v13.1.0.2030:

ASUS Maximus V FORMULA Z77 | only 2TB HDDs
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 | only 4x4TB HDDs; no RAID now but I want to to a RAID 5 soon
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Z77 | only 2TB HDDs

#78 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 16.02.2014 21:39

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@ Cola:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von Cola im Beitrag #77
1. Need I this when I have a RAID 1 / 0 / 5, hard drives larger then 4TB and want GPT instead of MBR?
2. Need I this when I have a RAID 1 / 0 / 5, only 2TB hard drives and think MBR is fine?
The answers are: "No, you don't need to touch the EFI mode Intel RAID BIOS modules named SataDriver." Nevertheless it would be a good idea to update them as well, when you are optimizing your BIOS.

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I'm not sure if I should update my UEFI. I still not get it why you provide this, lol. (>.<)
Just to have the RAID interface in the UEFI (BIOS) interface and to use 2TB+ HDDs?

No, the installation of the OS in UEFI gives the RAID user a remarkable reduction of the boot time and the possibility to enhance the data secutity.

Regards
Fernando

#79 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by Cola 16.02.2014 22:06

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Hi Fernando,

Thank you for welcoming me in your forum.

Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #78
Nevertheless it would be a good idea to update them as well, when you are optimizing your BIOS.

Well then I want to update my UEFI-BIOS of my Sabertooth Z77 for my upcoming RAID 5 first. I have a GIGABYTE GTX 670 and just installed the "Graphics Output Protocol" (GOP) firmware, now I can disable CSM and can boot in the UEFI only modus.
I downloaded AMI_Aptio_EFI_MMTool_v4.50.0.23 from this website and I opened my BIOS .CAP-File. I can't find SataDriver, but I find IntelSaGropDriver - this is not right, or? So I think I need to insert the Intel UEFI RAID "SataDriver" but I'm not sure.
Is it possible that a SataDriver is already included in the BIOS file but the name of is is not "SataDriver"?
Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #78
[...] and the possibility to enhance the data secutity.

Interesting, another good reason to update. But why is this better for data security? TrueCrypt is not working with GPT and BitLocker also runs with MBR, I'm confused.

Regards,
Cola

EDIT: Sry, but is that normal?



Just downloaded this .CAP (I'm lazy :-D) and It looks like it's already included?! Is that tool showing me a wrong version or is this really included?

#80 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 16.02.2014 23:01

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Zitat von Cola im Beitrag #79
I downloaded AMI_Aptio_EFI_MMTool_v4.50.0.23 from this website and I opened my BIOS .CAP-File. I can't find SataDriver
Then you should go to an ophthalmologist.
I found the "SataDriver" module within the Sabertooth Z77 BIOS without any problem:


Zitat von Cola
But why is this better for data security? TrueCrypt is not working with GPT and BitLocker also runs with MBR, I'm confused.

The advantage is the "Secure Boot" feature. Look >here<.

#81 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by Cola 16.02.2014 23:05

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Nope, it's definitely not in my BIOS file. Where did you download it from? How big is your file?

#82 RE: Intel EFI RAID "SataDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 16.02.2014 23:14

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Zitat von Cola im Beitrag #81
Nope, it's definitely not in my BIOS file. Where did you download it from? How big is your file?
I downloaded the file from >this< ASUS Support page. The unzipped BIOS file named SABERTOOTH-Z77-ASUS-2104.CAP has a size of 8.194 KB.

Zitat von Cola im Beitrag #79
Sry, but is that normal?

Just downloaded this .CAP (I'm lazy :-D) and It looks like it's already included?! Is that tool showing me a wrong version or is this really included?
You obviously have run the UBU tool with an already modded Sabertooth Z77 BIOS file.
The original BIOS contains the Intel RAID ROM v11.0.0.1339 and the EFI RAID "SataDriver" v11.5.0.1582.

#83 RE: Intel EFI "SataDriver"/"GopDriver" BIOS Modules by hanson 22.02.2014 02:47

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Hi Fernando,

as I will get two new GTX 770 with full UEFI/GOP support I plan to permanently use an UEFI installed system. Could you please use the "universal" mod procedure for the sata driver modules so they can be used by anyone who wants to enjoy a clean UEFI setup combined with TRIM support?

Thanks in advance and best regards hanson

#84 RE: Intel EFI "SataDriver"/"GopDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 22.02.2014 09:39

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Zitat von hanson im Beitrag #83
Could you please use the "universal" mod procedure for the sata driver modules so they can be used by anyone who wants to enjoy a clean UEFI setup combined with TRIM support?
The "universal" TRIM mod procedure, which has been developed by CPL0, only works with Intel RAID ROM modules and will not work with EFI RAID SataDriver ones, because they have a totally different structure. So only CPL0 may be able to create such "universal" TRIM modded SataDriver.
By the way: Are you sure, that the latest RSTe SataDriver module v3.8.0.1029 natively does not support the TRIM in RAID0 feature for X79 chipset systems?

#85 RE: Intel EFI "SataDriver"/"GopDriver" BIOS Modules by hanson 22.02.2014 11:39

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Hi Fernando,

thanks for your info. Maybe you're right regarding the RSTe but I want to use RST because I feel a much longer boot up and even boot down time when using RSTe. As I can choose in BIOS between the two I prefer RST.

Regards hanson

#86 RE: Intel EFI "SataDriver"/"GopDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 22.02.2014 12:38

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Zitat von hanson im Beitrag #85
Maybe you're right regarding the RSTe but I want to use RST because I feel a much longer boot up and even boot down time when using RSTe. As I can choose in BIOS between the two I prefer RST.
If you can choose "RST" even if you are running the OS in UEFI/GPT mode, TRIM in RAID0 should work automatically, but in this case you need a second "SataDriver" module within the BIOS (1 for RSTe=DEV_2826, 1 for RST=DEV_2822 settings).

#87 RE: Intel EFI "SataDriver"/"GopDriver" BIOS Modules by hanson 22.02.2014 13:29

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Yes I know, actually I do have 3! modules within my BIOS. One from RSTe 3.8 and 2 other RST (11.6 and 12.7). So this should be ok. I just didn't know that they natively support TRIM, thought I need modded ones

#88 RE: Intel EFI "SataDriver"/"GopDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 22.02.2014 14:17

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Zitat von hanson im Beitrag #87
actually I do have 3! modules within my BIOS. One from RSTe 3.8 and 2 other RST (11.6 and 12.7). So this should be ok. I just didn't know that they natively support TRIM, thought I need modded ones
Which Intel RAID ROM module verson and for which DeviceID (DEV_2826 or DEV_2822) did your Intel RAID Controller use as long as you are running the OS in LEGACY mode?

#89 RE: Intel EFI "SataDriver"/"GopDriver" BIOS Modules by hanson 22.02.2014 15:40

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I use RAID ROM 12.7 Dev.2822, my BIOS is set to RST RAID mode.

Regards hanson

#90 RE: Intel EFI "SataDriver"/"GopDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 22.02.2014 16:20

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Zitat von hanson im Beitrag #89
I use RAID ROM 12.7 Dev.2822, my BIOS is set to RST RAID mode.
So I assume, that TRIM in RAID0 is working now.
Why do you think, that it may not work with a DEV_2822 RST SataDriver v12.7?

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