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#76 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by Fernando 27.09.2014 09:10

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@ skan:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von skan im Beitrag #75
I've tried with the latest firmware from driver-station, but I have the same problem that some users, it doesn't recognize the chipset.
Could you also post the proper image file and/or parameters for my case, please?
Since I cannot help you myself, I hope, that you will get support by lordkag or someone else.

Regards
Fernando

#77 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by lordkag 30.09.2014 01:18

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@skan

I have assembled an image for your board, but we need to go through some details:

- messing with Marvell firmware on a mainboard is rather risky, since the chip is soldered to the board.
- you might be lucky, since the firmware is inside the BIOS (AWARD) and your board has Dual-BIOS. I think you might even get away with a wrong firmware, but don't place all your hopes on this.
- The ID inside firmware and OROM is 91A3 for IDE/AHCI/RAID compatibility, but there could be a second firmware in a separate chip.

So I need extra info to build one final image:

- Run the Marvell firmware flasher from DOS and type "go -r -y", then upload the image IMAG_RB.BIN
- Install Marvell RAID Utility - MRU. You can find it here or here or google.
- Disconnect any drive from Marvell ports. This is to prevent data loss during following tests. You can connect a spare drive.
- Swith Marvell controller to IDE and hit Ctrl+M during boot to access Marvell Boot screen, then take a photo of that sceen. It should look like this, with ID and version.
- Start Device Manager and post the ID of Marvell controller. It should look like this, but with different IDs, of course.
- Try to start MRU and post a screenshot of the adapter window. It should look like this, but containing the entire page. If MRU doesn't start in IDE/AHCI, ignore this step.
- Repeat the above 3 steps with AHCI and RAID.
- Put the images in 3 separate folders - IDE, AHCI, RAID. Each folder must contain photos/screenshots from Marvell Boot screen (Ctrl+M), Windows Device Manager and Marvell RAID Utility. Then add IMAG_RB.BIN and upload them as zip.

I don't really need all this info, I can easily build an image with 91A3 ID. But since I have the chance to test some things, why not take advantage?

#78 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by skan 30.09.2014 01:45

Hello.

My trials to flash the latest station-drivers firmware didn't work, I think the chipset couldn't be detected.
Then I surfed on many forums and finally I dared to try...
I couldn't wait and I flashed the file f16t300p8552n2_gJEpIsjY.rar, I think I found it at this forum.
My previous firmware was:
vendor 1B4B, Devide ID 9128, revision B1, firmware 2.1.0.1502

Now I don't know about the new versions installed because I don't know what tool I can use to inspect the image file, and I'm not able any more of entering into the BIOS submenu that shows this information. I think the image is 1.0.0.1813 (showed when flashed) but I don't know if this is the firmware, autoload, bios or what.
( I started with a "go -r" but itstead of taking the original image it started to erase, I don't know why)

I would like to change it again, maybe with the file f16t300p6356n2.zip or something newer?
This one, besides containing a image file it also contains another file called IMAG_RB.BIN
what is it for?

On the meantime, while I'm wainting to know if I should use the second firmware or something else I must say that at least my bencharmks are better.
Results with the original firmware (and with bypass option at Bios that also improved the results)


Results with the new BIOS. Just slightly better, still far from theoretical value of the 840 EVO SSD.


And if anybody is interested, the results for the drive connected to the Intel Sata II port instead.


I've only tried the drive as a secondary drive, not booting from it, so I don't know if it's stable. Anyway I don't like the fact that you can't change the RADI chipset settings from the BIOS as earlier.

regards

#79 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by lordkag 30.09.2014 20:52

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@skan

Don't use the name given by the server, you just make me lose more time on splitting the image and check the version of the components. Just post a link to the message from which you downloaded.

You tried to flash station-drivers firmware and failed. Do you remember with what error? Was it "no supported chip detected" or just ID mismatch? Then you flashed f16t300p8552n2_gJEpIsjY.rar taken from this post, which was meant for external card U3S6R0 with 9123 controller. The file f16t300p6356n2.zip is from this post and is for external card U3S6R1 with 9120 controller. Not much of a difference besides autoload and ID in BIOS. The file IMAG_RB was just a dump taken with "go -r -y" to check if the image was properly written.

Those images won't work for your mainboard because of different autoload, which is important for the boot sequence, thus missing the Marvell boot screen and Marvell booting ability. The ID in BIOS might make a difference, but my guess is that the ID is flexible enough for IDE/AHCI/RAID switching. When you say you had "vendor 1B4B, Devide ID 9128, revision B1, firmware 2.1.0.1502", from where is this taken? In the mainboard BIOS you have ID 91A3 with firmware 2.1.0.1113. That is why I asked for the image taken with "go -r -y", to see what firmware is in use. Also take a backup of your mainboard BIOS, to see if the firmware inside has changed.

I need you to do as many steps from the previous message and post images + IMAG_RB.BIN + main BIOS backup. Read each line, run each test and post which one didn't worked. Do it 3 times, for IDE, AHCI, RAID. For switching between IDE/AHCI/RAID use BIOS settings, taken from manual:





For reading ID and firmware use Marvell RAID Utility. It should show the same info as Ctrl+M. Install different versions if one doesn't work.

This is the last time I'm asking for a proper feedback. If you don't post the relevant information, then I'm just going to upload the image with ID 91A3, which mirrors the firmware from mainboard BIOS. Or I might not post it at all.

#80 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by skan 01.10.2014 00:17

Hello. @lordkag

When I first tried to flash the firmware from station-drivers I didn't get any error, the command just finished without error and without any message.

I'm sorry about the names of the files, I downloaded many files some weeks ago and unfortunatelly I mixed them, I don't know where they where from.

I've checked my download history and it's from here:
https://files.homepagemodules.de/b602300/...n2_gJEpIsjY.rar
But I guess this is not helpful.


Zitat
When you say you had "vendor 1B4B, Devide ID 9128, revision B1, firmware 2.1.0.1502", from where is this taken?



From the BIOS before flashing, inside the section GSATA3 Controller.

Zitat
That is why I asked for the image taken with "go -r -y", to see what firmware is in use


I think this is not possible anymore because I flashed the new one and I guess that overwrites the old one.

Zitat
For reading ID and firmware use Marvell RAID Utility.


Now it's not possible.
Using Ctrl-M doesn't do anything (before it worked), and from the BIOS if I try to enter the GSATA option the BIOS hangs completely.

At the moment I have the BIOS configured as bypass the firmware and read it onchip and I think my computer now it's much more slow.

Please tell me what data you need and how to get them.

The result of "go -r -y" now, with the new firmware is:


I see that it says "erasing" and "flashing" but it complains about the ID mismatch"

I'm using a USB with FreeDos because another DOS iso didn't work. And I see the batch file can't set the proper system variables.
Do you advise any other booting method?
or if I do it directly with mvf_mag.exe do you know what parameters to use?

Best regards and thank you very much

#81 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by lordkag 01.10.2014 02:14

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@skan

Since you saw firmware 2.1.0.1502 in Marvell Utility, this shows that the firmware in use is the one in a separate chip, not the one from main BIOS, which should be 2.1.0.1113. But are you saying you have an option to use the firmware from inside the main BIOS? If so, you should have no problem in using Ctrl+M and look at the ID and version. You should also look at my initial message, where I posted links to a software called Marvell RAID Utility, which should do the same thing from inside Windows. Also look in Device Manager and post the ID. Read carefully my initial message.

It is too bad you flashed a new firmware without saving the old one. Never do that again. By having the old firmware it would have been so much easier for me to select the right ID. I now have to think about choosing between 9123, 91A3 or 9128.

The screen when using "go -r -y" looks suspicious. It has problem setting variables, which could also mean it has problem passing arguments. Using "go -r -y" should just read the chip, no erasing/flashing, no question asked. Did it ask you to press "Y" or has it just continued with the operations? Try to create a new USB using Rufus, format as FAT32 and use MS-DOS. Try again "go -r" without "-y" and press "Y" when asked to. If it still tries to flash, then use the firmware from Station-Drivers and type "go -r", then "Y" to confirm. Check if there is an IMAG_RB.BIN on the USB. Make sure it is not already there from previous flashes. You already flashed a new firmware from U3S6Rx, so this dump image doesn't provide the info I need, but we need to make sure the flasher works and does what it is asked for, to not run into other troubles.

The ID mismatch is because you used an image built for U3S6R0 - 9123, so no surprise here. The direct command for reading should be "mvf_mag.exe image -newImg -r" or simply "mvf_mag.exe -r". But "go -r" should do the same, unless there is a problem with your DOS image.

Since there is not much useful info I can get, here are the images. If you don't want to mess with modded firmware, here is an official one in this post. It has the latest components, but: it was released for an Asrock board which also has an IDE controller linked to Marvell 9128; it has 9123 ID, while your BIOS has 91A3 ID. Use this if you don't trust my guess.

Or you can use the image I posted, which has the latest components, but: original autoload from mainboard BIOS with 9123-91A3 ID; OROM with 91A3 ID. Your pick! Either way, please post the result of the flash and a screen of Ctrl+M, if it works, of course.

#82 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by skan 01.10.2014 05:47

Hello again.

I did my best but I'm quite confused and this is a mess,
I tried to repeat all the steps but sometimes it didn't work, sometimes it did, sometimes it crashed, I spent several hours and I have to sleep.

When entering on the BIOS I could change the options but only a few times I could check the Marvell RAID tool. Most often the BIOS hanged completly when trying to enter that submenu.

Anyway, I send you the imag_rb.bin captures and some pictures.

The pcitures from Windows device manager are always the same.

The MRU tool didn't work, it just opened a browser with this line
http://localhost:8845/MSU/JumpPage.php?T...unch=1149121151
but saying "page not available"

The Marvel utility command line for windows doesn't detect anything. So I had to do everything from DOS, rebooting and rebooting.

I tried both IDE and AHCI, there is no option for RAID there.
One can only enter RAID from a different submenu that doesn't work, the same menu that shows the info. Anyway, I don't need RAID.
I also tried Onchip, and Force (update the firmware with the one on the BIOS) -> when I rebooted I showed a message of flashing a new firmware. Later I reflashed with yours again.

There is another gsata 8_9_IDE setting that I use to leave disabled.


Most of my trials ended up just with a reading.
One of my trials ended up with a reflashing. Maybe I wrote something wrong on the command line instead of the go -r but I noticed now looking at the pictures.

One of the screenshots show ID 91A3, (the others 9128) Maybe was when I forced the reflashing from the BIOS.

What options do you suggest on my BIOS?
What image should I flash. (I always tried your files, not station-drivers).

I'll save you time if I say that imag_rb.bin on folders 2, 4 and 5 are the same.

Images

Please if I need to do something else to get more info tell me just one step.

Regards

#83 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by lordkag 01.10.2014 21:13

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@skan

Now we have more data to work with. Still not entirely sure what is the best image, but hopefully we will know soon. You have a Dual BIOS and also a backup of the Marvell firmware in main BIOS with a dedicated option to switch between them. I would say you should be covered, unless Marvell coding is really bellow any standards.

Some info from your images:
- "Bypass" option shows a strange ID in Device Manager. Better stay away from this option and select "Auto" or "Fw Mode". You want the firmware to be used, after all.
- "Bypass Onchip" image uses the external autoload from U3S6R0 - 9123 and has the ID 9123 in BIOS, but the rest of the components are from latest firmware. Beats me how this could have happened. Can the controller flash the ID and autoload on its own, or just leftovers from previous flashes?
- "Onchip" option uses the firmware from a dedicated 512KB SOIC8 chip. "Force" uses the firmware from mainboard BIOS, so use "Force" only when main firmware has problems.
- When using "Force" you saw the main firmware being flashed on reboot, independently from your actions? So the mainboard firmware acts as a backup and it is used only once, on reboot, for flashing main firmware?
- Image 1.0.0.1813 is the newest one to be flashed, Image 1.0.0.1608 is the backup from main BIOS.
- Image DSC_0319 shows the flashing with 91A3 ID. Did you actually wanted to flash the image from "Marvell 9128 X58.rar" or was it a typing error? I think there must be only one space between arguments, or the flasher will see no arguments and treat it as "go", which by default is a flashing command.
- The image DSC_0326 shows the controller identified as DevID 91A3 and ClassCode 0101, which is for IDE controller.
- Other images show DevID 9128 and ClassCode 0106, which is SATA - AHCI controller. It should actually be DevID 9123 and ClassCode 0106 for AHCI, DevID 9128 and ClassCode 0104 for RAID. Does this mean that the backup firmware is an IDE firmware (safe default) or that Marvell is not sticking to specs?

Check the manual for you board. You have BIOS menu from page 35 onwards. For now you are interested in pages 53 and 56. The options are confusing because of the poor choice of labels:
- "eSATA ..." options are for JMicron JMB362. Recommended is "Enabled" and "AHCI", but you can set them to your needs. Not important for current task.
- "GSATA 8_9 ..." options are for Gigabyte SATA2 chip, which is just a JMicron rebranded. Again, "Enabled" and "AHCI" or to your needs. Not important for current task.
- "GSATA 6_7 ..." and "GSATA3 ..." are the options for Marvell 9128 and the only ones that need current attention.

They should be set as bellow:
- GSATA 6_7/IDE Controller = Enabled ; obviously, we want the Marvell controller enabled
- GSATA 6_7/IDE Ctrl Mode = AHCI ; select this in normal use, select "IDE" only for testing/debugging.
- GSATA RAID Mode Control = Auto ; select this for now, only after we find a final firmware image you can test between "Bypass" and "Fw Mode" for speed and stability. "Fw Mode" is recommended.
- GSATA RAID Configuration = [...] ; this probably shows you the screen from Ctrl+M ?
- SATA3 Firmware Selection = Onchip ; this will use the firmware flashed in a separate chip. Select the other option "Force" only as a backup and when testing, which will use the firmware from main BIOS.


Back to testing:
- Test 1
Select "SATA3 Firmware Selection = Force", Save Settings & Exit. On reboot, observe if the main firmware is flashed from backup. Let it finish, boot to Windows, shutdown. Let the PC closed for 1 minute, then boot and check the followings: is GSATA 6_7 in IDE by default or AHCI; either way, can you enter RAID Configuration, can you enter Ctrl+M, what ID do you see in RAID Utility and Windows? Then choose the other state from IDE/AHCI, save settings, shutdown, boot and do the same: enter RAID Configuration, enter Ctrl+M, check the ID in MRU and Windows. AHCI should have a distinct ID and be labelled as AHCI or SATA controller in Device Manager. AHCI should give you better scores in benchmarks. If you can enter RAID configuration, check ID from MRU and Device Manager.

Remember this is the backup firmware, placed there by Gigabyte. It has ID 91A3 by default. I trust that they know what they are doing, so we only check if this firmware is IDE only or IDE/AHCI/RAID compatible.

- Test 2
Select "SATA3 Firmware Selection = Onchip", Save settings & Exit. On reboot flash the image "Marvell 9128 X58a.rar" from this post, shutdown, wait 1 minute. Then boot and check the followings: is GSATA 6_7 in IDE by default or AHCI; either way, can you enter RAID Configuration, can you enter Ctrl+M, what ID do you see in RAID Utility and Windows? Then choose the other state from IDE/AHCI, save settings, shutdown, boot and do the same: enter RAID Configuration, enter Ctrl+M, check the ID in MRU and Windows. AHCI should have a distinct ID and be labelled as AHCI or SATA controller in Device Manager. AHCI should give you better scores in benchmarks. If you can enter RAID configuration, check ID from MRU and Device Manager.


This follows the same pattern as backup firmware, only with newer components. Again to check if the firmware is IDE only or IDE/AHCI/RAID compatible.

- Test 3
Select "SATA3 Firmware Selection = Onchip", Save settings & Exit. On reboot flash the image SP1813 from this post, shutdown, wait 1 minute. Then boot and check the followings: is GSATA 6_7 in IDE by default or AHCI; either way, can you enter RAID Configuration, can you enter Ctrl+M, what ID do you see in RAID Utility and Windows? Then choose the other state from IDE/AHCI, save settings, shutdown, boot and do the same: enter RAID Configuration, enter Ctrl+M, check the ID in MRU and Windows. AHCI should have a distinct ID and be labelled as AHCI or SATA controller in Device Manager. AHCI should give you better scores in benchmarks. If you can enter RAID configuration, check ID from MRU and Device Manager.

This has a newer autoload and ID 9123 by default. My guess is that this one will work in AHCI/RAID, while the aboves in IDE only.

- Test 4

This would be with ID 9128 by default and newest autoload. I will upload this image only if the aboves fail for some reason. This should not be required, since the firmware is built with 9123/91A3 ID and the firmware can switch to 9128 when in RAID.

#84 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by skan 02.10.2014 04:06

I didn't want to flash it, maybe I misstyped or forgot it.

And here are the results:


MRU doesn't work on the browser, I've tried reinstalling, enabling things at the browser...
but I found the way with the command line mvsetup.exe from MSU (instead of MRU)

Test 1 , after forcing autoupdate firmware from BIOS, rebooted on Windows, AHCI mode.
> info -o hba

Adapter ID: 0
Product: 1b4b-9128
Sub vendor ID: 1458
Sub device ID: b000
Chip revision: B1
slot number: 0
Max PCIe speed: 5Gb/s
Current PCIe speed: 5Gb/s
Max PCIe link: 1X
Current PCIe link: 1X
Driver version: 0.0.0.0000
BIOS version: 1.0.0.1029
Firmware version: 2.2.0.1113
Boot loader version: 1.0.1.0002
# of ports: 2
Buzzer: Not supported
Supported port type: SATA
Supported RAID mode: RAID0 RAID1
Maximum disk in one VD: 2
PM: Supported
Expander: Rebuild: Background init: Sync: Migrate: Media patrol:Foreground init: Copy back: Not supported
Maximum supported disk: 6
Maximum supported VD: 2
Max total blocks: 128
time setting by application
Max buffer size: 3
Stripe size supported: 32K 64K
Image health: Autoload image health: Boot loader image health: Firmware image health: Boot ROM image health: HBA info image health: Healthy

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Now changing to IDE mode from the Windows. Deleted some not changing not important things.
Windows has installed new drivers.

> info -o hba

Adapter ID: 0
Product: 1b4b-91a3
Sub vendor ID: 1458
Sub device ID: b000
Chip revision: B1
Driver version: 0.0.0.0000
BIOS version: 1.0.0.1029
Firmware version: 2.2.0.1113
Boot loader version: 1.0.1.0002
Supported port type: SATA
Supported RAID mode: RAID0 RAID1


Windows doesn't shutdown well in both cases. I can't enter RAID from BIOS nor Ctrl+M
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Test 2 Flashing Marvell9128x58a.rar
AHCI
Now I can enter RAID configuration from BIOS but still can't Ctrl+M

Vendor ID: 1B4B, Device ID 9128, revision B1, BIOS 1.0.0.1038
firmware 2.3.0.1007, Sata AHCI, RAID0 and RAID1 possible.


> info -o hba

Adapter ID: 0
Product: 1b4b-9128
Sub vendor ID: 1458
Sub device ID: b000
Chip revision: B1
slot number: 0
Driver version: 0.0.0.0000
BIOS version: 1.0.0.1038
Firmware version: 2.3.0.1007
Boot loader version: 1.0.1.0002
Supported port type: SATA
Supported RAID mode: RAID0 RAID1


NOW rebooting in IDE mode:

> info -o hba

Adapter ID: 0
Product: 1b4b-91a3
Sub vendor ID: 1458
Sub device ID: b000
Chip revision: B1
Driver version: 0.0.0.0000
BIOS version: 1.0.0.1038
Firmware version: 2.3.0.1007
Boot loader version: 1.0.1.0002
Supported port type: SATA
Supported RAID mode: RAID0 RAID1


I can enter the RAID tool from the BIOS.
It's the same except
deviceID 91A3

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Flashing SP1813
mode AHCI

> info -o hba

Adapter ID: 0
Product: 1b4b-9128
Sub vendor ID: 1458
Sub device ID: b000
Chip revision: B1
Driver version: 0.0.0.0000
BIOS version: 1.0.0.1038
Firmware version: 2.3.0.1007
Boot loader version: 1.0.1.0002
Supported port type: SATA
Supported RAID mode: RAID0 RAID1


BIOS -> RAID -> Device ID 9128

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mode IDE

> info -o hba

Adapter ID: 0
Product: 1b4b-91a3
Sub vendor ID: 1458
Sub device ID: b000
Chip revision: B1
Driver version: 0.0.0.0000
BIOS version: 1.0.0.1038
Firmware version: 2.3.0.1007
Boot loader version: 1.0.1.0002
Supported port type: SATA
Supported RAID mode: RAID0 RAID1


And the BIOS -> RAID -> the same with Device ID 91A3



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Windows device manager seems not to offer any useful info.


I have also done a benchmark
with AHCI the results are the same for both firmwares (9128 and 9123)
For IDE the result is almost the same than for the Gigabyte SATA II port
Anyway it's slower than with the option Bypass enabled. And almost half of the expected writing speed in public benchmarks.

What firmware should I use? (now I have the 9128 from test 2).
What option? because the one that uses the firmware seems to be slower. I guess in this situation it doesn't matter the firmware I flash.
I don't about the stability or errors because I'm using the SSD as a secondary disk just to test.

IDE -> 9123


AHCI -> 9123 and 9128


Old Bypass firmware, AHCI



Another question, what do you think about Samsung Rapid Software?. It seems to offer faster speeds but some people says it's just a way to fake benchmarks.
Do I need to have installed MRU or MSU for daily use?

Do you think I can overclock it?. What parameter should I change? (unclock, IOH, PCI...)

Regards and thank you

#85 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by lordkag 03.10.2014 00:02

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@skan

It is weird that the original firmware has problems. Maybe the flashing of several images left some dirty behind? About Ctrl+M, it is possible that it was removed from newer images, to not conflict with external RAID cards or maybe to speed up the boot, since the configuration can be accessed from BIOS. This sequence should be controlled by Autoload and Loader, which are at latest version. I could upload image 2.1.0.1502, if you want to check if Ctrl+M is there, but why bother to flash for something not really needed right now?

The driver version seems not be detected. Was it not installed? If so, the latest driver 1.2.0.1041 can be found here.

Marvell 9128 is limited to 5Gb/s speed, so your first problem of speed is in the hardware. Then there is the problem that these controller never really achieved the speed of Intel, they were meant more as spare connectors. Maybe you can tweak and squeeze some speed, but don't expect to reach the speed from public benchmarks.

You see why AHCI is preferred above IDE - NCQ for better 4K speeds, TRIM, Hot Plug.

These are the recommended settings:
- GSATA 6_7/IDE Controller = Enabled
- GSATA 6_7/IDE Ctrl Mode = AHCI
- GSATA RAID Mode Control = Auto
- GSATA RAID Configuration = [...]
- SATA3 Firmware Selection = Onchip

I would say to leave RAID Mode Control = Auto, not much of a difference. For daily use, the relevant score is between 4K and 4k QD32. Still not sure what Bypass does, since you clearly get better results with newer firmware (even on Bypass) than the older 2.1.0.1502.

You will find more info about Rapid mode on this forum, from far knowledgeable people than me. You should know it uses RAM as cache, so unless you have 8+ GB, not really a trade.

You can select any image between Test2 and Test3, but I would pick Test3, since it has a newer autoload and proper ID combination 9123/9128 - AHCI/RAID. Test2 has Autoload 2.0.0.0611, BIOS 1.0.0.0038 91A3, FW 2.3.0.1007; Test3 has Autoload 2.0.0.061D, BIOS 1.0.0.0038 9123, FW 2.3.0.1007. What you should check besides speed and stability is booting from Marvell controller and TRIM support.

About the software: MSU seems to be the follower of MRU, so use the latest from Station-Drivers. Some history for the software can be found here. MSU is only needed for RAID stuff and diagnostics. I would keep it installed and prevent it from auto-starting any service, but if this is not your thing, just uninstall it and keep the utility ready to be installed for diagnostics.

There is one last thing you can do for me. With "Bypass" option selected, dump the current firmware with "go -r" and upload it. I'm curious if it still uses an older autoload for this configuration.

#86 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by skan 03.10.2014 02:45

Hello.
The driver was installed.
Here is your image with "bypass" and having the firmware Marvell 9128 X58a.rar, Test2.
IMAG_RB.zip

#87 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by lordkag 04.10.2014 14:28

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@skan

Nothing weird this time. The image from "1 AHCI Bypass Onchip" was taken from U3S6R0 - SP1813, which you probably flashed before these tests started. Read the message above and stick with Test3.

Not much speed can be gained above this, maybe disabling C1E from C-States and tweaking power options. A dangerous step would be to increase PCIe frequency, but read carefully before jumping to this and decide if you want to risk your SSD, video card and all other device connected to PCIe.

#88 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by sbc0 28.12.2014 14:14

Hi, Thanks to ALL of YOU for testing effort.
Im traing to download the lasted full image for 9128 (last motherboard version) but (File has expired and does not exist anymore on this server).
I'll appriciat If same one can downloded on forum server for all off as.
THANKS VERRY MUSH FOR YOUR TESTING.

#89 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by Fernando 28.12.2014 14:29

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@ sbc0:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von sbc0 im Beitrag #88
Im traing to download the lasted full image for 9128 (last motherboard version) but (File has expired and does not exist anymore on this server).
Which version do you want to get and which addon-card do you use?

Happy New Year!
Fernando

#90 RE: Problem after flashing firmware to Marvell 9123 addon SATA3 controller by sbc0 28.12.2014 22:27

Thanks for quick answer Fernando.

Diag: NO ADAPTER FOUND (from GO.BAT marvel flash DOS)
Version needed: any last working version for marvel 9128
addon-card: motherboard: EVGA 270-WS-W555 - EVGA Classified SR-2 (Super Record 2) , Intel Chipset 5520/ICH10R, Dual Xeon CPU, with marvel 9128. (User guide attached).

Any other info no problem.
THANKS VERRY MUCH FOR HELP.

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