HOW to flashed the ASUS pike 2008 to IT modes?

pingtoo

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I had a server board (ASUS Z8NA-D6)witch a ASUS pike 2008 raid card(LSI sas 2008 chip)。

But it Can't support the SSD TRIM in IR modes. How to flash the pike 2008 raid card to the IT modes?

HELP ME ~! Thanks a lot !
 

mobilenvidia

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Trim is not supported on LSI controllers, only via onboard Intel (where RAID is partially supported)
Just get a SSD with good Garbage collection.

Had a look at ASUS site, no IT FW to be seen.
Might be possible to flash 9211 IT FW to it, but you take a risk
Pike cards are a bit different to LSI boards with the SAS ports on the Mobo.
 
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sotech

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Hmm. We use a fair few PIKE cards but we always buy the IT-mode ones, not the IMR-ones so I've never had to look into whether it's possible to flash it.

Worst case scenario, sell the IMR and buy the IT-mode one. The IMR one sells for more last I looked (and neither are super expensive) so you stand a good chance to not have a great amount of $$$ in changeover.