I flashed with Instant Flash in BIOS.Are folks flashing to the Asrock firmware via Instant Flash or from within Windows? Both my boards are freezing immediately using the Instant Flash option.
Good to know, thank you. The file is legit so perhaps a different USB key.I flashed with Instant Flash in BIOS.
Did you verify the download?
The 1.30 file (D412T8R1.30D) has the SHA256 checksum: 7a955a92ebaa58ee48c167d5c46b4dc0d93ced2c60ff5b4298cd268288d62995
If that doesn't work perhaps a different USB key is the way to go.
I honestly can't remember, it was one of the first things I did after booting the machine, and wanted to get rid of the Datto BIOS pretty bad.Well so far 3 different USB drives, all FAT32. Tried both front and back ports. I’m guessing you see a progress bar once you initiate the firmware upgrade?
I appreciate the help.I honestly can't remember, it was one of the first things I did after booting the machine, and wanted to get rid of the Datto BIOS pretty bad.
Another long shot: have you tried resetting BIOS prior to doing the update? Some BIOS' have settings to prevent updating of BIOS, I believe primarily to prevent it from within an OS etc., but it might also be relevant in your case.
I do not see any options for RAID on the Intel PCH SATA ports with the updated BIOS.I usually wouldn't mind but there doesn't seem to be a way to run any sort of raid on the onboard SATA ports without updating the bios.
Oh. No kidding? I read that the D1541D4U-2T8R supported RAID on the Intel ports so I just guessed this board would with the asrock firmware. Well ok then.I do not see any options for RAID on the Intel PCH SATA ports with the updated BIOS.
I suppose the RAID settings for the LSI SAS3008 controller probably depends on the type of firmware (IR/IT or whatever).
It seems that Asrock weren't quite sure either, on their website (ASRock Rack > D1541D4U-2T8R) the manuals tab suggest support for Intel RAID with the inclusion of "RAID Installation Guide" which apparently relates to Intel ports.
Yeah I did see that in the release notes. Apparently I thought it was added back in 1.30 but I’m not sure why.It seems that Asrock weren't quite sure either, on their website (ASRock Rack > D1541D4U-2T8R) the manuals tab suggest support for Intel RAID with the inclusion of "RAID Installation Guide" which apparently relates to Intel ports.
But when you look at the release notes for the 1.20 BIOS, it states "Remove SATA RAID item (Intel doesn’t support)".
Have you got a chance to try that BUF-E yet?So... I got too impatient to wait for more answers and ordered a BUF-E from this eBay listing (German seller): 2HE Server Kühler Sockel G1 PGA989 passiv BUF-E Kupfer | eBay
Quite expensive, but hopefully will be worth it.
For what it's worth, I'm having exactly the same issue.I appreciate the help.
Yeah I have the bios set to default and no other hardware attached aside from a stick of memory.
It has to be something I’m doing incorrectly. So far I’ve seen this freeze up on three boards, including one I had to send back due to bsod issues. And as far as I know, no one else here has had any troubles at all. So odd.
So, I got the BUF-E installed, it was a bit of a pain, had to use the screws from the "Asrock" heatsink with the springs of the BUF-E + some washers. It was essentially what @IamSpartacus described in this post: https://forums.servethehome.com/ind...heatsink-information.10397/page-5#post-125220Have you got a chance to try that BUF-E yet?
I'm considering getting one as well and then adding a Noctua NF-A6x25 to the side of it.
Do you have both PSU connections connected to the mainboard ?I got one of these boards off of ebay as well for a reasonable price. Overall it looks very good. I managed to flash the newest Asrock Rack firmware (v1.30) and flash the LSI 3008 to a recent IT firmware (from IR). I'm planning to use it for a ZFS NAS.
However, I encountered a memory problem like some others in this thread. I would like to put in 4x32GB and got 4 Samsung M393A4K40CB1-CRC sticks for this (32GB, 2400 Mbps, ECC RDIMM). The board boots up fine with 1 stick in the A1 slot and that is also how I managed to flash the firmware, do a quick Linux test off of a USB stick, etc. However, if I add 1 more dimm in the B1 slot it does not boot properly. As soon as I put power on the PSU it starts up (doesn't wait for power button to be pressed) and the CPU fan starts on a low speed. After a short while the CPU fan goes to high speed and nothing else happens. The Dr Debug display doesn't show anything either. If I add more dimms, the same problem, so it seems it only wants to run on 1 dimm. I did move the 1 dimm to another slot and it still booted. I believe that was on the B1 slot. And even when it is in the A2 slot the board still boots, but gives an post error "memory not detected", which seems fine as that is not the right order to place the dimms. I tested the dimms in another server and there they work fine. Tried with 2 PSU's, Seasonic 350W and Enhance ENP-7660 600W, same issue with both. I tried it while mounted in the case and outside, same behaviour.
Any idea what might cause this? Is the memory not compatible? Does the board have an issue, maybe something with power? Do 32GB dimms (the maximum size for this board) draw too much power? Any experiences with different 32GB dimms? I saw in an earlier post that Crucial seems to work, but that may be for 16GB dimms?
Any help would be very much appreciated.