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#16 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by corrosion 11.07.2018 20:59

This sounds promising. Yes, I am okay to do a clean Win 7 x64 install. Attached are the screenshots from AS SSD. I've included for all my drives. SSD has 2 partitions so there's 2 for those. Question about my IDE drive: why does it say "pciide bad"?

Also, came across this link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help...-the-boot-drive

Do you think this would be applicable to me since I don't have any AHCI options in my BIOS? Do you think it's worth trying anyway?

#17 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by Lost_N_BIOS 12.07.2018 08:05

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@-=RAMZES=- - I can possibly update your BIOS NVRaid module, according to @Fernando's guides, but I am unsure if you will need to either run single Disk in RAID Mode, or if the insertion of the module by itself allows the controller to function properly (SATAII) without need for RAID Mode enabled?
Please give me your device ID's per post #6 on page one.

Since I cannot test the BIOS, it may brick your motherboard. Your BIOS is removable, so you can use this type flash programmer to recover if needed. I would feel better if you order in advance, in case something is wrong with BIOS and recovery is not easy.
Fernando said usually only disk not bootable, but you never know and since you have this option available to you (corrosion does not) it may be good investment for you to have anyway, can save many other modern type boards from bad BIOS flash too.
You need adapter from this seller (Which you can get now or later, let me know if you need now I will add link) for soldered on modern boards like MSI, Gigabyte but for Asus/Asrock you do not need anything else chip fits into programmer already.

Nano USB Flash Programmer
https://www.ebay.com/itm/271313593344

Fernando, can you clarify, hope you know what I mean, does this update help only if RAID is enabled (Single disk or not), or does it also help possibly even if RAID not enabled?
I assume maybe you knew from all the past reports on similar mods done with NF4

@corrosion - thanks, see how it shows Green OK on your SSD, that means aligned. Usually best for first partition is align at 1024k, exactly as yours is now.

Fernando can better answer to us about if the NVRaid module update helps or not in this NF4 situation, or only if when RAID is enabled with single disk does it help.
From what I read it always helps, but I did not see specific addressing of this issue in the topics I was reading, only that updating the module improved results for many users years ago when these were used by a lot more people.

I will look at editing the module and BIOS for you tonight, then send to Fernando first to make sure he thinks it all looks OK (Since you can't easily recover if flash is bad, worse than just disk failure I mean)

#18 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by corrosion 12.07.2018 08:42

Thanks @Lost_N_BIOS and @Fernando. Sounds like a plan. Looking forward to the end result.

#19 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by Fernando 12.07.2018 11:12

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Zitat von Lost_N_BIOS im Beitrag #17
Fernando, can you clarify, hope you know what I mean, does this update help only if RAID is enabled (Single disk or not), or does it also help possibly even if RAID not enabled?
Since the RAID ROM module is only loaded while booting, when the on-board SATA Controller has been set to "RAID", I don't expect, that a modification of the RAID ROM has any effect on the system while running the SATA Controller in IDE (or AHCI) mode.

#20 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by Lost_N_BIOS 12.07.2018 11:32

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Thanks! So no matter what, clean install is needed, and setup all ran in single disk RAID mode, for this to have any effect.

Ran out of time, may not get to mod tonight, sorry @corrosion - Will edit this if I end up getting it tonight

#21 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by corrosion 12.07.2018 11:44

No worries @Lost_N_BIOS I'll keep an eye out. Thanks!

#22 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by Lost_N_BIOS 12.07.2018 11:46

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@corrosion - I started to work on it now, but forgot to ask you earlier important question
What is your exact Chipset?

#23 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by corrosion 12.07.2018 12:06

It's NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE / Nforce 430. Is that sufficient or do you need something more specific?

#24 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by Fernando 12.07.2018 12:16

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Zitat von corrosion im Beitrag #23
It's NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE / Nforce 430. Is that sufficient or do you need something more specific?
Yes, because NVIDIA has built 2 different nForce430 chipset variants, one belongs to the MCP51 series and the other to the MCP61 series. Lost_N_BIOS additionally will need the HardwareIDs of your nForce SATA Controller.

#25 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by corrosion 12.07.2018 12:20

It's MCP51. There are 2 SATA controllers; the hardware IDs are:

NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller 1

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0266&SUBSYS_2A3A103C&REV_A1
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0266&SUBSYS_2A3A103C
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0266&CC_010185
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0266&CC_0101

NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller 2

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0267&SUBSYS_2A3A103C&REV_A1
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0267&SUBSYS_2A3A103C
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0267&CC_010185
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0267&CC_0101

#26 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by Lost_N_BIOS 12.07.2018 12:46

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Thanks for the info, sorry I wasn't sure if the ID's you already gave would tell me the chipset.

Can you also give me the device ID/ Hardware ID on the P-ATA controller in device manager, thanks! Is it DEV_0265?

#27 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by corrosion 12.07.2018 21:50

Sorry, I somehow missed your last post. Yes, the hardware ID for PATA controller is:

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0265&SUBSYS_2A3A103C&REV_A1
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0265&SUBSYS_2A3A103C
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0265&CC_01018A
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0265&CC_0101

#28 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by Lost_N_BIOS 13.07.2018 10:39

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I thought that was it from looking at the BIOS files, but needed to confirm, thanks!

I am editing BIOS for you now, first test will be simple edit of actually a non-edit. I extract the original NVRAID Rom and re-insert it back into the BIOS, this is to verify editing method is OK.
Bad thing is, I've done this with two different programs and I am not 100% which is best to use, may be both are OK? I wish you could solder!

Do you want to test these fake non-rom-edit test files? If yes, let me know and I will post as soon as Fernando looks something over for me about the one I will actually update the rom in

#29 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by corrosion 13.07.2018 11:14

Yes, I can test them. As soon as you've confirmed it with @fernando let me know and I'll try it out. Thanks.

#30 RE: Need help getting proper speed from SSD by Lost_N_BIOS 13.07.2018 11:31

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OK, I will post them in here once he replies. Then if flash is OK, I'll send next BIOS with updated NVRAID rom in there, then you can do a clean install and try single disk RAID mode.

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