Is it possible to use 3 pci-e x8 HBA's (IBM M1015) flashed to IT mode, no Bios, with Asus Z87-WS? Even if I plan to populate the first pci-e with a graphics card in the future?
I know that the boards runs them in x8x8x8x8 mode when all four are populated.
I guess the card is in IT mode, because there are 8 drives attached which can be accessed separately.
These are data drives and will remain so, I am not going to boot from the card.
I installed in Win7 x64 LSI storage manager and it states that the card is LSI 9211-8i.
My M/B is an Asus P8Z68-V...
I was probably not clear enough. I am not running into any issues with the card, thereby there is no specific need to update the firmware (P14) running in IT mode just fine.
What I do need is to get rid of the ROM and the BIOS in order to speed up boot time process.
How can I do that?
I used to attach my hard drives to a Supermicro AOC-SALP-MV8, since it was the only controller I had.
Using it under Win 7 X64 with Drive Bender as storage pooling utility, S.M.A.R.T. data was displayed for each one of the drives.
So, I bought Ibm M1015 in order to get rid of the Supermicro. I...
I installed a recently acquired Ibm M1015 flashed in IT mode in a Win7 machine, attached 7 drives (all WD 2TB and 3TB Greens), works flawlessly
very satisfied, but it does not passthrough any smart hard drive data.
How can I overcome this annoyance, if I can?
I guess the same applies to me as well.
I am running WHS 2011, with 8 mechanical drives on a Supermicro AOC-SASLP-MV8,
and planning on replacing it with sth faster like the above mentioned controller.
Would I benefit from it, or should I spend less than that on an IBM M1015.
It is mainly used...