Lenovo 930-8i to Broadcom SAS 9460-8i SAS3508

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    Not yet. I have it's smaller bother 530-8i. I think 430-8i is the HBA version.

    They use storcli for these operations instead of SAS<?>flash tools. Megarec does not recognize it. I have not tried putting the jumper for SBR though. @BLinux started a thread and I added my findings there
     
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    So far, we have @iblik, @BLinux and my self have successfully cross-flashed 530-8i to 9400-8i IT mode as reported here. SBR jumper is needed to convert OEM to LSI 9400.

    So far no one has reported an update on 930-8i. But if that also has the SBR jumper like the LSI 9460/9480, I don't see why it couldn't be flashed to LSI FW.

    StorCLI /c<ctrl#> download file=9460-8i_nopad.rom

    Link to 9460-8i MegaRAID FW

    Interesting tidbit on pages 5 & 6 different variants in the user guide:
    Broadcom MegaRAID and HBA Tri-Mode Storage Adapters User Guide

    SAS3516 chip is used in most of the 16 port MegaRAID & HBA cards. So in thoery, RAID controllers also can be flashed to IT / HBA mode. Whether it makes a logical/economical sense is totally a different matter. :)

    MegaRAID
    9480-8i8e
    9460-16i

    HBA
    9400-16i
    9400-16e
    9400-8i8e
     
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