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#286 RE: Help! My Asus x58 mainboard seems to have automatically overwritten my Highpoint Rocket 640L's bios! How to revert?? by Builderman 10.08.2018 11:10

A little update - one step forward, one step back:
- I have managed to update the R640l with the RR640l bios from Highpoint's website, by first updating the autoloader (load /a 640lload.100) and then updating the bios (load rr640l.v15). The problem is that this bios is for a 9235 chip, and I need a 9230 chip. With the 9235 bios, the card does not recognise any ssd or hdd that is attached to it.
- I can confirm that the ASUS P6T Del V2 cross-flashed to P6X58D-E overwrites the add-in card's bios when inserted in the first PCIe4x slot, as I was able to recreate this bug when I inserted the freshly flashed card into the 4x slot again. So be warned!
- I tried to flash the highpoint to a Marvell 9230 bios (both A0 and A1 available in the folder), but MVF_MAG cannot find an 9230 adapter (adapter count =0; I assume this is because it was flashed to a 9235 bios).

So my questions are now:
- does anybody have a bios + autoloader for the r640l stock version, that I can try to force load onto the adapter using Highpoint's own flash tool (because that tool DOES see the adapter)?
- is there a way to force load the correct marvell 9230 autoloader + bios on my adapter's flash, even though MVF_MAG cannot see the adapter? (i.e. force flash to a certain pci-bus or similar solution?)

#287 RE: Help! My Asus x58 mainboard seems to have automatically overwritten my Highpoint Rocket 640L's bios! How to revert?? by boombastik 20.08.2018 03:56

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I can confirm that i updated my asrock sata3 card (9120 chipset ) from the U3S6R1_Marvell-9120_2.3.0.1007.rar packet from post 203 (lordkag) and it worked.
It fixed also some times that card don't detected always in asrock z97 motherboard.

#288 RE: Help! My Asus x58 mainboard seems to have automatically overwritten my Highpoint Rocket 640L's bios! How to revert?? by KootchieKoo 17.01.2019 08:20

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Hi, I have a Marvell 9215 SATA card with BIOS 1.0.0.23, I would like to update the BIOS to 1.0.0.1024 contained in the latest driver/firmware/BIOS package available from Station-Drivers "2.3.0.1070". There are several variations of this card - 9215, 9220, 9230 etc. and, from the description, this driver package is supposed to be for all of them.

However when I look through the directories of the package, under

\firmware\92xx\DOS_MODE\BIOS_PG\CpuAHCI

There is only a 9230 directory which suggests this may be only for the 9230 card. I haven't tried to follow all the BAT files, but can someone confirm that this installer also is for my 9215 card - I don't want to brick it... Thanks

#289 RE: Help! My Asus x58 mainboard seems to have automatically overwritten my Highpoint Rocket 640L's bios! How to revert?? by Skorbin 28.08.2019 14:42

@KootchieKoo
you might want to start from a prepared MS-DOS boot stick (FREEDOS didn't work for me), but instead of starting the update process, just type "go -r" or "go -ra".
At the beginning you will see some information from the installed firmware and it should make a backup of the installed firmware to your stick (a normal .bin file for the first command and a SPI image for the second command). If you want both, don't forget to rename the first file before starting the second command, otherwise it will overwrite the first file.

Both the commands i mentioned above will not write something to the controller, just read, so this should be safe to use.

To get a overview of all supported parameters you can pass to the "go" batchfile, just type "go -h -v"

I honestly don't know if your controller is supported by the file you got from Station-Drivers, but at least you gain some more information.

#290 RE: Help! My Asus x58 mainboard seems to have automatically overwritten my Highpoint Rocket 640L's bios! How to revert?? by BazzT 24.09.2019 09:50

Hello,

im trying to get my onboard (GA-Z87X-OC Force) marvell 9230 (rev A0) to work in esxi Passthrough.
It was firmware 2.3.0.1050 and is embedded in UEFI (do not show up on post screen, accessible trough UEFI) on esxi or Passthrough to vm it only detects ports 1 and 3, 0 and 2 get errors.
I have tried Firmwares 1050, 1066, 1070, 1076 and they all have the same issues is there the Firmware 2.3.0.1078 for revision A0?
Can i get this onboard chip to post on boot up?

My second Marvell 9230 (rev A1) PCIE Card (Firmware 2.3.0.1078) works fine and dont have problems with Passthrough, it posts on boot and can be accessed by crtl-m. But i want to use the onboard chip it is connected with two lanes...

Sry for my bad english.

#291 RE: Help! My Asus x58 mainboard seems to have automatically overwritten my Highpoint Rocket 640L's bios! How to revert?? by chinobino 25.09.2019 07:22

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BazzT, the HP ProLiant DL360 (Microserver Gen10 X3421) has an embedded Marvell 9230 SATA controller with AMD-VT-d for directed I/O for Linux and Hyper-V (DDA) and VMWARE (DirectPath) using Windows.

On the HP Community forums someone claims to have gotten it to work with pass-through using ESXi in this thread, 'HP microserver gen 10, ESXi and RAID'.

If you download the BIOS for this server and extract both of the Marvell SATA/RAID UEFI modules you *may* be able to insert them into in your Z87 BIOS (if they both fit, you would need over 800 KB of space) and use them with CSM disabled.

You might be better off starting your own thread.

#292 RE: Help! My Asus x58 mainboard seems to have automatically overwritten my Highpoint Rocket 640L's bios! How to revert?? by BazzT 25.09.2019 20:50

Hello,

thx for the link, i thought it will be enough to flash the firmware.
"If you download the BIOS for this server and extract both of the Marvell SATA/RAID UEFI modules you *may* be able to insert them into in your Z87 BIOS (if they both fit, you would need over 800 KB of space) and use them with CSM disabled." thats to special, im not that great IT guy who can edit bios files.
And on Page 8 of the "marvell Storage utility user guide" it seems that the onboard chips of this mainboard are rev A1, ill need A0.

#293 RE: [Discussion] Firmware Update of the Marvell 91xx SATA Controller by flavia 04.07.2020 06:58

Hi Xakeron,
I have exactly the same problem with my Asustor AS-602T. I am willing to replace the EEPROM from the backplane of my AS-602T and I have a programmer to reprogram it but I do not know where to find the right content.

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