Info on LSI SAS3408? Got myself a 530-8i on eBay...

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  1. Ollie2001

    Ollie2001 New Member

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    Indeed, nthu9280. Does anyone have a copy of Storclio to complete that? And maybe even have the correct values to set them all to? Not sure if anyone has a retail 9460 card handy?
     
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  2. nthu9280

    nthu9280 Well-Known Member

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    StorCLIo is inluded in the latest P10 package of StorCLI download. Link
     
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  3. Ollie2001

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    Great thanks, it's got an EFI version too :)

    Anyone got the "show all" output from a retail 9460-8i so I can try and Frankenstein my Lenovo 930-8i?
     
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  4. bikeboy24

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    Can someone clarify if there is a IT Mode firmware that works on these Lenovo cards? I'm looking through the firmware list for 9400/9440 and I don't see any IT mode specific firmware.
     
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  5. nezach

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    See my post #28, link is in that post.
     
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  6. bikeboy24

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    I'm getting an error "Failed to validate Image file HBA_9400-8i_SAS_SATA_Profile.bin" when I try to flash using storcli. Any ideas?
     
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  7. nezach

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    Did you short J4 jumper and are you running the command in UEFI?
     
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  8. bikeboy24

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    I was trying to flash in Windows. I can't seem to boot into UEFI. I also have no option to boot into the config menu. There's some BETA firmware on the card. There's no option to get into the webbios.
     
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  9. nezach

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    Windows is not going to work. You need to short J4 jumper and once you do that Windows will not see the card, so you need to be in UEFI. Beta software is not a problem, they all seem to come with that.
     
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  10. bikeboy24

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    Hm...any ideas why I wouldn't see any prompt for Ctrl-H? I've actually tried a few different motherboards.
     
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  11. nezach

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    Most likely because you are booting on UEFI motherboard. Read thru this thread since we discussed similar issue already.
     
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  12. james23

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    just wanted to verify:

    So there is still no known way to get a Lenovo 530-8i (or it seems a 930-8i for that matter) , to accept NVMe drives (ie like a 9440-8i will)?

    Ive read all the posts since i was active here, but just wanted to check in , incase someone has made some progress on that front.
    (for now ive been using my 530-8i , with lenovo FW, as a test card when i need a fast sas ssd raid0 array - and my 90$ lsi nvme cable is crying , unused, in the corner lol).

    (so weird that Lenovo would allow it on their mezz. card version of the 530-8i , but not on either of their pcie versions... maybe they did it for reasons such as this exact thread, and ppl like us!)
    tks
     
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  13. nezach

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    @james23 no luck yet on flashing LSI firmware to 530-8i, but I am making progress. See the technical discussion thread that I started.
     
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  14. SPCRich

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    Finally got around to trying th is, got as far as storcli /c0 download file=HBA_9400-8i_SAS_SATA_Profile.bin

    REBOOTED, tried the other steps, but no controller showed up. Powered off, removed power for 20 seconds, tried again, and again, and again, even tried other 2 slots, tried jumper back on, nothing. I think the first step bricked the card, the green led on the board just flashes rapidly, and storcli.efi show shows zero adapters. The first part was 100% successful though.
     
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  15. nezach

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    From my experience can't brick it that easily.

    Are you in efi shell or os? Also, do you have it installed in x8 PCIe slot?
     
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  16. SPCRich

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    Yup, tried both the x8 slots and the x16 slot on my X10SRM-F board, both with the jumper on j4 installed and not, I dont even get the bios message when it starts up, the message that goes like "Avago 530-8i...JBOD...blah blah"

    I've got it powered down, will try again tonight, but in all 3 slots + jumper on/off, i can't even do
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    storcli.efi show
    , it comes back saying zero adapters found.

    I'll try it again tonight in all three slots to see if i can get it to come back
     
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  17. SPCRich

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    Tried again today when I got home. Was slightly promising when storcli.efi show showed one adapter, however it showed unknown
    storcli.JPG

    I tried flashing both the bios images with the jumper off, as well as re-flashing the firmware (.bin) with the jumper on, no dice
    storcli2.JPG
     
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  18. nezach

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    @SPCRich your card is in inoperable mode, but it should be possible to recover it. Look at my post #91 in this thread and try that command.
     
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  19. SPCRich

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    lemmie give that a whirl.

    would i use the mptsas35_legacy.rom file in place of the 8440-8i nopad.rom?

    or would it be more like

    Edit: did what #91 said, still got an error:
    lsi3.JPG
     
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  20. nezach

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    @SPCRich, 9440-8i_nopad.rom is MegaRAID firmware, not IT firmware. You can get it by downloading Lenovo firmware for 530-8i.
     
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