- Nov 18, 2014
Crap, this is the first time ive seen clearly stated that NVMe is almost certainly disabled on this card. in prior posts (i and others) only had the Lenovo manual to guess off of, and from that manual hoped that the difference between the 530-8i (not trimode) and the 530-8i "Dense" (has trimode) was just a marketing thing (or was done in FW that could be changed to stock LSI FW). Where are you getting your data/info "that NVMe is disabled on these cards" (which BTW is correct, now that i have my 80$ lsi cable in, and have tried it)@james23 as I mentioned before there is no such thing as IR firmware for these cards. There are only IT and iMR firmwares
Lenovo 530-8i comes flashed with Lenovo iMR firmware. Lenovo iMR firmware should really be the same as Avago firmware, just older version, Intel actually has firmware newer than Avago, but at the end of the day they all come from the same source.
Your problem is that NVMe is disabled on these cards and you want that to be enabled. We do not know how disabling NVMe is achieved, it could be something in the firmware, but it could also be some kind of flag in the EEPROM. If it is a flag in the EEPROM then re-flashing Avago firmware might not solve your issue.
I received my new card and will look into it as time allows.
also when i say IR FW, i mean iMR FW (ie raid FW , not IT FW), its just short hand. is there a difference between IR fw and iMR FW? (later being iMegaRaid i assume).