Quote from: msilveira on July 21, 2017, 02:09:32 pmQuote from: msilveira on July 10, 2017, 06:57:51 pm
Anyone tried to flash the onboard SAS controller to IT mode?
I have created a zip with the necessary files to flash the onboard 1068E to IT mode.
Just unzip this file to any DOS bootable usb and run hbaFlash.bat.
It will start a menu based flash process, you need to answer some questions:
Y - for backup
2 - for 3081 ( this is the same as LSI SAS1068E)
e - for pciexpress
t - for ti mode
6 - for B3 rev.( I bet all Z800 use the B3 rev. )
F - to confirm flash
Y - mismatch vendor id or product
Y - write IT over IR firmware
Or rather simply type: "sasflash -o -f 3081ETB3.fw -b mptsas.rom"
AFAIK, the mptsas rom is not really necessary ( I know it is troublesome with M1015 / PERCH200/300 9211-81 crossflashing ), unless you really want to boot off from a HDD connected to the onboard 1068E.
And it's done, now you have a total of 8 SAS ports working in HBA mode, or 14 SATA in HBA mode ( 8 LSI1068E + 6 Intel AHCI )
Now you can play a bit with FreeNAS and lots of disks
This is an impressive batch file. Im most curious about 6- for B3 Rev. Is this going to take my Rev-002 board and make it a Rev-003 ?
If so i am full of glee Let me know for certin. id love to be able to pop in some X56xx Westimere chips in my bad boy