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#106 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by biondo79 05.06.2014 23:50

Zitat von hanson im Beitrag #105
@biondo79

Hi,

unfortunately that's a tricky thing to do. The easiest way is to use a programmer like I did. the needed images I could give to you. Second possibility is to use some downloaded firmware together with a special mvf_mag.exe that has been modified by our member @lordkag .Anyway this method is a bit risky because the firmware to download is for onboard cards which behave different from our ASUS PCIe card.

Best regards hanson



which version did you manage to flash on your U3S6?

with the new firmware you have had improvements in performance?

it is normal to boot the card is seen 1x 5GB / s ?

#107 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by hanson 06.06.2014 00:37

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Yes the system is more stable. Before I had random bluescreens when booting from that controller, this is fixed now. Read/write performance is a little better but not that much. I have the newest versions right now, not sure exactly. I could check that tomorrow. This card is installed in my "bedroom" HTPC...
The 1x5GB/s is normal, this is the PCIex4 speed-limit where the card is connected to on your mobo.

Best regards hanson

#108 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by biondo79 06.06.2014 00:56

Zitat von hanson im Beitrag #107
Yes the system is more stable. Before I had random bluescreens when booting from that controller, this is fixed now. Read/write performance is a little better but not that much. I have the newest versions right now, not sure exactly. I could check that tomorrow. This card is installed in my "bedroom" HTPC...
The 1x5GB/s is normal, this is the PCIex4 speed-limit where the card is connected to on your mobo.

Best regards hanson



ok let me know the version please ...
I want to risk updating :) on my u3s6

thanks

Best Regards

#109 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by X-tick 06.06.2014 22:24

Hello, and thank you for such a kind help.

I've read just two pages (I don't know English so good, I'll try to read it all later), but I realised, that the problem in flasher.

I have ASRock 890FX Deluxe5 with latest BIOS (2.01F) and Marvell 88SE9120 controller with 1.0.0.2470 firmware version.
Link to my MB: http://asrock.com/mb/AMD/890FX%20Deluxe5/?cat=Specifications

I've downloaded firmware version 2.3.1055.
Link: http://www.station-drivers.com/index.php...-startdown/358/
I have the same problem, as the topic starter: "No supported flash found".

At the page #6 you attached modified mvf_mag.exe.
As far as I can judge it won't help me, cause you've made it for TS MB (tried it with files, which are in 2.3.1055-archive and USB flash just didn't ran). By the way, there are less files (in 2.3.1055), than in the archive you had attached at the first page. No P.bat, etc.
Excuse me again for my laziness. =(

Can you help me, please?
What shall I change and where?

P.S. Didn't understand how to write a post without "reply".
P.P.S. When we will solve the problem (if it isn't just in mvf_mag.exe code) I'll translate the solution into Russian and try to post somewhere for people's easiness.

#110 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by Fernando 06.06.2014 23:04

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@ X-tick:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum and thanks for your contribution.
I hope with you, that someone will find a solution for your problem.

Zitat von X-tick im Beitrag #109
Didn't understand how to write a post without "reply".
You can either create a new thread by giving it a special topic title or reply to an already existing thread.
What is your problem?

Regards
Fernando

#111 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by X-tick 06.06.2014 23:25

Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #110
@ X-tick:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum and thanks for your contribution.
I hope with you, that someone will find a solution for your problem.
Zitat von X-tick im Beitrag #109
Didn't understand how to write a post without "reply".
You can either create a new thread by giving it a special topic title or reply to an already existing thread.
What is your problem?

Regards
Fernando



No, there is no problem. When I was replying to lordkag's post I thought, that I was addressing it just to him, not for all. My mistake.

#112 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by biondo79 07.06.2014 01:56

hi guy

can anyone tell me what the latest version is available for marvel chip 88se9120?

Zitat
Hardware ID PCI\VEN_1B4B&DEV_9120&SUBSYS_84001043&REV_12



attach bin and flasher please ..:)

see you

#113 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by hanson 07.06.2014 11:01

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@biondo79

Hi and sorry for the late reply. So here's the modified flasher that worked for my U3S6 card. The file "image.bin" in the bin folder is the original that came with the firmware package and the file "IMAG_RB.BIN" is a dump that I took with the flasher from my card. As this one surely works on my one you maybe should rename this file to image.bin and replace it with the original file.

But keep in mind: it's all risky and you try this at your own risk.

Best regards hanson

Edit: BIOS version is 1.0.0.1038

#114 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by THZ 07.06.2014 11:11

Hello Hanson

I also would like to try to flash my card.

I don't understand your latest instructions: there's no "image.bin" file in the bin folder, just an "image". How to rename, and which one - could you please explain it once more?...

This is the contents from your file:


This is the contents from the new BIOS 2.3.1055:

#115 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by hanson 07.06.2014 13:18

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Sorry that was my mistake. The original "image" has no .bin ending. So you can try to rename the "IMAG_RB.bin" to just "image". Please be informed that this modded mvf_mag.exe will only work with the SPI chip from ASUS U3S6 card. More safe would be to use the "help" command from the mvf_mag.exe and try to flash my original dump directly (without renaming and the "go" command from Marvell flash package).

#116 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by biondo79 07.06.2014 13:25

Zitat von hanson im Beitrag #115
Sorry that was my mistake. The original "image" has no .bin ending. So you can try to rename the "IMAG_RB.bin" to just "image". Please be informed that this modded mvf_mag.exe will only work with the SPI chip from ASUS U3S6 card. More safe would be to use the "help" command from the mvf_mag.exe and try to flash my original dump directly (without renaming and the "go" command from Marvell flash package).



hi
thanks for reply you are very kind.. :)

i have have copied your package in the root of usb bootable pen

spi_info in your package is good for u3s6 ?

now i rename "IMAG_RB.bin" in "image.bin" ? and try to type :

go.bat -e -y
go.bat -y

?

or directly

"c:\mvf_mag IMAG_RB.bin" ????

#117 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by hanson 07.06.2014 13:37

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spi_info is ok, the matter is the mvf_mag and it works with my card. It depends on the spi chip that you have. Hope it's same than on my card... You could try to rename "IMAG_RB.BIN" just in "image" and try it with "go". Or you use the "mvf_mag.exe" directly but I don't know the commands, maybe you can find them out by typing "mvf_mag.exe -h" or similar. In that case it should be possible to use "IMAG_RB.BIN" directly without renaming. It's more safe because the file has nearly double size of the original "image".

Good luck hanson

#118 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by biondo79 07.06.2014 14:20

i renamed IMAG_RB.BIN in IMAGE.BIN

i have used go.bat

chip recognized correctly, erased and flashed

1) go.bat -e -y

say autoload not found but section has been canceled

after i type

go.bat -y

flashed corrrecly all section from 0 to 6

i tried to reboot pc and u3s6 no more detected :(

i tried also to flash with directly mvf_mag.exe

C:\mvf_mag.exe -eset IMAG_RB.BIN

but say "Flash Failed"

any ideas ?





#119 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by lordkag 07.06.2014 14:46

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@biondo79
@THZ
@X-tick

There are a few things to consider:
- Hanson had a programmer and the risks involved were much smaller this way.
- Hanson agreed to test pretty much everything I had thrown at him. We wouldn't have come to these bits of information without his help. Gaudi was another tester, but with less success in flashing a fully working image.
- image.bin (512KB) is only used with a programmer, image (200-300KB) is used with the flasher
- Image 2.3.0.1055 is for 92xx, the latest image for 91xx is 2.3.0.1007. Better wait until I provide a working flasher, otherwise you might do something irreversible.

In order to move along, I need to know that you understand the risk and that you are OK to test as it is, even if your Marvell controller might cease to work. Once you have thought this well, you will need to provide the following informations:
- what is the type of controller: onboard (which mainboard), external (which card)
- what is the ID of the controller: 9120, 9123, 9128 ...
- what is the full ID of the chip containing the image, which is located next to the Marvell controller

At this point, biondo79 has the highest chances of getting his card to work, since the image is already tested by Hanson as working and we only need to patch the flasher with the SPI chip ID. The rest need to provide the dump of the chip using "go -r" in order to analyze the content of the image.

#120 RE: Problems Updating firmware of Marvell 9120 Sata controller by biondo79 07.06.2014 14:56

Zitat von lordkag im Beitrag #119
@biondo79
@THZ
@X-tick

There are a few things to consider:
- Hanson had a programmer and the risks involved were much smaller this way.
- Hanson agreed to test pretty much everything I had thrown at him. We wouldn't have come to these bits of information without his help. Gaudi was another tester, but with less success in flashing a fully working image.
- image.bin (512KB) is only used with a programmer, image (200-300KB) is used with the flasher
- Image 2.3.0.1055 is for 92xx, the latest image for 91xx is 2.3.0.1007. Better wait until I provide a working flasher, otherwise you might do something irreversible.

In order to move along, I need to know that you understand the risk and that you are OK to test as it is, even if your Marvell controller might cease to work. Once you have thought this well, you will need to provide the following informations:
- what is the type of controller: onboard (which mainboard), external (which card)
- what is the ID of the controller: 9120, 9123, 9128 ...
- what is the full ID of the chip containing the image, which is located next to the Marvell controller

At this point, biondo79 has the highest chances of getting his card to work, since the image is already tested by Hanson as working and we only need to patch the flasher with the SPI chip ID. The rest need to provide the dump of the chip using "go -r" in order to analyze the content of the image.



thanks for your support

i tried type go -r




i have external controller pci-express asus u3s6 marvell chip 88SE9120 "Hardware ID PCI\VEN_1B4B&DEV_9120&SUBSYS_84001043&REV_12"

thanks

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