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    Experience with SAS3 attached to Supermicro SAS2 backplanes?

    Thank you for the replies guys.
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    Experience with SAS3 attached to Supermicro SAS2 backplanes?

    I was chatting with a person on Discord who said if you force the SAS3 to 12Gb instead of setting to 'auto' SAS3 speeds would be achieved assuming good SAS2 interconnects. Not true?
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    Experience with SAS3 attached to Supermicro SAS2 backplanes?

    Hello. I'm considering picking up a Supermicro CSE-847E16-R1K28LPB chassis with BPN-SAS2-846EL1 and BPN-SAS2-826EL1 backplanes. I've read that quality SAS2 interconnecting hardware will function at SAS3 when connected to SAS3 storage/HBAs. I am wondering what people's experience has been running...
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    Help with HP 9207-4i4e needed - firmware update problem. LSI SAS2308

    I have a recovery and update ISO I got from LSI called "LSI PreBoot CD," but it doesn't have anything on it for the 2308, only 2108, 2208, 3008, and 3108. @fohdeesha says a recovery ROM won't help any more than a normal ROM in my situation. He replied and has given me a few things to try, but...
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    Help with HP 9207-4i4e needed - firmware update problem. LSI SAS2308

    Great! Glad I was able to help. I never found any reference to a 2308 recovery ROM, and had assumed this was because the two chipsets are so closely related, but perhaps it just never made it out of LSI. Who knows. Strange that the UEFI doesn't work when it plainly shows you've got it...
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    Please help recover Supermicro X9DRH-7F-JBOD's onboard LSI SAS 2308

    Your photo says this is an LSI 2308, and I believe they aren't shipped in an IR configuration, only 2208s. I think that is the problem.
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    Help with HP 9207-4i4e needed - firmware update problem. LSI SAS2308

    Yeah, I saw the lsirec project on Github. I came across it via Google, and it is part of the evidence that @fohdeesha knows a lot about LSI's SAS boards and chipsets. Maybe he'll get back to me. As for Supermicro, yes, I've considered sending them an email. They're only 30 miles from my home...
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    Help with HP 9207-4i4e needed - firmware update problem. LSI SAS2308

    BTW, here is a 2308-based card that is PCIe 2.0: https://docs.broadcom.com/doc/12352040 It's the 9205-8e. So, yeah, just depends on the chip stepping I guess.
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    Help with HP 9207-4i4e needed - firmware update problem. LSI SAS2308

    I used the sas2flash.efi from P20 on an a Gigabyte AMD x570 Aorus Master. I wouldn't waste more time on it, unless you are a stubborn bastard like me, and don't like to lose. ;-) Especially as I sent you a link to where you can get one shipped for $20. I've given up on trying to save my...
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    Help with HP 9207-4i4e needed - firmware update problem. LSI SAS2308

    Correct. :) Well, I'm completely out of ideas. You had already tried most of what I suggested, and I'm sorry the flash image of my card didn't work. WTF is up with -uflash not liking the image? It's from the same version card as yours. I'm stumped. Sorry. :(
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    Help with HP 9207-4i4e needed - firmware update problem. LSI SAS2308

    Sorry, I forgot to address this. My brain was zonked as it was around 4am. 2308 firmware and BIOS will definitely work on 2208-based boards. This is what cross-flashing from IR to IT is. However, from the errors I've seen posted, I don't believe the reverse would work. You wouldn't want to...
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    Help with HP 9207-4i4e needed - firmware update problem. LSI SAS2308

    You're welcome. Try flashing the origflash file. It's a backup of the entire flash image, based upon what the SAS2Flash Reference Guide states. Use -dflash origflash origfirm.
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    Help with HP 9207-4i4e needed - firmware update problem. LSI SAS2308

    This should get you to HPE's downloads page for the H222. This is their most recent Windows flash package for the H222. You can extract it with 7zip on either Linux or Windows. Of course ignore the Windows sas2flash.exe. Not sure if this'll help since all of the previous flashing is failing...
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    Help with HP 9207-4i4e needed - firmware update problem. LSI SAS2308

    @madbrain Yes, you don't want to be flashing the card under Linux or Windows. DOS or UEFI are the best. I used UEFI. I've been told the reason you can use the 2208's recovery firmware from Broadcom is because the chips are from the same family. As for getting firmware/BIOS files from HPE to...
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    Help with HP 9207-4i4e needed - firmware update problem. LSI SAS2308

    This article is where I pointed you a couple of messages back. I tried it to recover the 2308 on my Supermicro motherboard with messed up flash using it. Your reference to 2208 being PCIe v2.0 and 2308 v3.0 is wrong. Not trying to crap one you. Just thought you'd rather have the correct info...