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#121 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by agentx007 08.09.2019 15:03

@Lost_N_BIOS "RSTe loaded driver" part is tricky... how do I know if Windows is using RSTe drivers ?

I tried Windows 10 x64 1903 install on RAID0 volume, good news - it worked :


Default driver used :


I can force 3.8.1 RSTe driver installation (using recommended Win8.1 version from RSTe driver section).
Which still works after restart :


So, what now ?

#122 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Lost_N_BIOS 09.09.2019 08:27

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That's good it works on forced install and reboot, I assume that means it's only using that. And this is in Secure Boot Mode correct?
RSTe loaded driver install would be manually giving the installer the RSTe driver when you choose disk to setup the install onto whatever drive/partition you choose.
Additionally, this should be the only possible driver that would work, if you set BIOS to this only. Seems that was not done in advanced, since RST driver was loaded post install (ie your second image)

Your middle image is RST, last image is RSTe of course.

@Fernando - is there a tool, or method, user can check in windows, which BIOS oRom/EFI module is currently-in-use/loaded for RST?
Or, is above forced load of RSTe driver, enough to confirm the RSTe module is now in use? And, if yes, how is this possible, when initially this install was installed with RST driver (assuming no BIOS settings changes between RST driver auto-loaded, and then forced change-over to RSTe driver)?

#123 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by agentx007 10.09.2019 01:05

I can pick up RSTe from unhidden option, but does it change anything ?
I still get only default RST module being loaded when I go into UEFI tab about RAID (as can be seen in my post :
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#124 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Fernando 13.09.2019 00:58

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@Lost_N_BIOS:
Since there is no big functional difference between RST and RSTe RAID drivers, it is possible to get an RSTe driver installed onto an Intel RAID system, whose Intel SATA RAID Controller has the DeviceID DEV_2822, and vice versa it is possible to get an Intel RST RAID driver installed onto a DEV_2826 RSTe SATA RAID Controller.
The easiest way to find out the in-use Intel RAID BIOS module version is to join the Intel RAID Utility (either via CTRL+I while booting or from within the BIOS). Alternatively you may find it out by running the Intel RST resp. RSTe Console Software.

#125 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Lost_N_BIOS 13.09.2019 07:05

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Thanks @Fernando !

@agentx007 - post 115 has nothing to do with BIOS I sent you last, in that post I unhide the option for you, for another reason/test etc.
Now, we want to see if forced RSTe + Secure Boot /UEFI Mode is possible or not (since this is not possibly by default, due to hidden option, and no EFI RST)
That is point of current testing. Once this is confirmed usable, in that manner, I will make final BIOS with RST/RSTe Legacy + RST/RSTe EFI - this way user can choose either RST/RSTe in legacy or UEFI/Secure mode (Originally, RSTe was only possible at legacy mode)

Additionally, please see Fernando's comments above + method I wanted you to test at 122

#126 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by sergio987 25.09.2019 02:27

@Lost_N_BIOS All good friend? I'm using the bios you edited for me a while ago and I'm here to say that so far everything is working perfectly. I kept an eye on the last comments and saw that you along with other users are implementing more new things at bios. I saw that the main changes do not serve me because it is geared towards raid. But I was in doubt about these 2 changes and was wondering if you can tell me what they are and what is it for?

1) Fully unlock the bios,
2) Add Bifurcation and all hidden controls + PCISub, SystemAgentSwitch

#127 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Lost_N_BIOS 25.09.2019 08:14

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@sergio987 - Yes, all is good, thanks for update! Great to hear all is still working well for you with the BIOS too
1 is similar to 2. Unlock BIOS would be to reveal any/all hidden settings, and #2 is just mentioning some directly revealed some originally hidden submenus and settings that deal with / allow better control of NVME devices on PCIE card adapters.

#128 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by sergio987 26.09.2019 00:18

@Lost_N_BIOS Thanks for the explanation. I will follow and hope that you can finish this bios successfully.

#129 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Lost_N_BIOS 26.09.2019 06:50

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@sergio987 - I can mod BIOS fine here, just waiting on test report still I think, so we know if both EFI/Legacy can be used as intended for either RST or RSTe too.

#130 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Ntrako 27.09.2019 01:00

so, @agentx007 can u see post #125 and do the test that @Lost_N_BIOS recommend you?
i cant try it as i dont have other hard disk

#131 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by gdfath3r 29.09.2019 19:12

Just a quick question. Anyone having problems with onboard sound?

#132 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by agentx007 29.09.2019 22:37

@Lost_N_BIOS Took a bit, but here's the result :

Secure Boot works under RSTe driver.

However, Windows doesn't want to use RSTe driver when installing (regardless of UEFI setting).
Still, since you can change driver after installation, I don't see a problem.

#133 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by sergio987 09.10.2019 23:09

Hello @Lost_N_BIOS , how are you? User @agentx007 ran the tests and wanted to see if these were the tests necessary to complete the BIOS edition?

#134 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by Lost_N_BIOS 10.10.2019 09:26

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@agentx007 - Thanks! Looks like a failed insert or some other reason @ UEFI mode + RSTe (This only thing meant to be tested), since you cannot install windows with those drivers.
Did you test installing windows without inserting a driver? I'd expect you to be able to load RSTe driver at install, in legacy mode with RSTe selected in BIOS, since that rom is included in stock BIOS

So, I think this means in UEFI mode, you can only load RST module, not RSTe (I inserted). I think you could always use RSTe driver once in windows, that works with either ROM RST/RSTe in either default BIOS UEFI or legacy mode
Original BIOS only has legacy RSTe module, but I am pretty sure you can use RST or RSTe driver with legacy or UEFI RST rom, doesn't have to be RSTe rom
So I guess this leaves us at a No to your original question posed at post #92-94 - it can be done, but for no valid reason and no usable method

* edit - @sergio987 - Here is 4701 w/ NVME mod (+bifurcation mod et all) + updated microcodes, updated RST/RSTe as presented in stock BIOS layout, updated Marvell (versions noted below)
EFI IRST RAID for SATA - 12.7.0.1936 >> Update to >> 13.1.0.2126
OROM IRST RAID for SATA - 12.7.0.1936 >> Update to >> 13.1.0.2126 TRIM mod
OROM IRSTe RAID for SATA - 3.5.0.1005 >> Update to >> 3.8.0.1029

EFI Marvell SATA AHCI - 1.1.0.1001 >> Update to >> 1.1.0.1029
OROM Marvell 88SE9130 - 1.0.0.1031 >> Update to >> 1.1.0.1002

*link to BIOS removed, for everyone's safety and sanity - BIOS fixed now at post 173 *Lost_N_BIOS

#135 RE: [OFFER] ASUS Sabertooth X79 4801 beta BIOS (compl. updated incl. NVMe support [v4]) by agentx007 10.10.2019 20:05

Yes, I did NOT insert driver before installing Windows.
I agree that adding it before should work fine.

@Lost_N_BIOS So... can I have 4801 (w/Bifurcation) ?

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