LSI 9270-8i IT mode

Freebsd1976

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Recieved your files,
Thanks
waiting for your good news.
BTW the SPD of M5110 and 9270-8i are identical (I verified using md5sum) , IMHO only SPR need to crossflash and auto-recovery issue need deal with
 
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gdclub

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waiting for your good news.
BTW the SPD of M5110 and 9270-8i are identical (I verified using md5sum) , IMHO only SPR need to crossflash and auto-recovery issue need deal with
It seemd like the SPD is the key for crossflashing
I tried to crossflash the SPD file and the card going beeping and crushed,it recoverd after I flashed the original SPD file back.
 

gdclub

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waiting for your good news.
BTW the SPD of M5110 and 9270-8i are identical (I verified using md5sum) , IMHO only SPR need to crossflash and auto-recovery issue need deal with
Updates here.
I followed this thread
1 clean the sbr
2 clean the norflash
3 write the original 9270's sbr by@vanfawx
4 crossflashed the original sas2208's rom.
And then I got a well-worked original 9270-8i with the subID for LSI.
But,due to the old version bios,it can't work in UEFI-based OS.

So I updated the latest firmware and then the subID changed back to IBM's OEMID
Then It backed to show M5110 in bios.

I tried to flash the single BIOS but neither sas2flsh.exe in DOS nor sas2flash.efi/storcli.efi in EFI Shell can find the adapter...

I'm thinking of making a custom rom by replacing the outdated modules of the 16MB recovery image.
 

Freebsd1976

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Updates here.
I followed this thread


And then I got a well-worked original 9270-8i with the subID for LSI.
But,due to the old version bios,it can't work in UEFI-based OS.

So I updated the latest firmware and then the subID changed back to IBM's OEMID
Then It backed to show M5110 in bios.

I tried to flash the single BIOS but neither sas2flsh.exe in DOS nor sas2flash.efi/storcli.efi in EFI Shell can find the adapter...

I'm thinking of making a custom rom by replacing the outdated modules of the 16MB recovery image.
Yeah , now I know why my card show m5110 after crossflash , becasue I used latest firmware to do crossflash.
 

Freebsd1976

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redo crossflash success twice , both write empty sbr (use dd if=/dev/zero of=nullbin.sbr bs=512 count=1)
1 use 2208_16.rom (firmware version 23.16) and lsi9270.sbr
2 use lsi2208 (firmware version 23.23)and lsi9270.sbr
but both still show m5110 card, not lsi 9270-8i
@gdclub
why my try use 2208_16 recovery image before still show m5110 ? which rom image you use ?
 

Freebsd1976

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megarec -cleanflash X
reboot
flash the original 9270's sbr
flash the 2208_16.rom
reboot

If you can flash the single bios after that,everything'll be done
I did the same way once but my card still show m5110 after flash
 

killer23d

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I have been a long term reader and finally got the time to plan a hardware upgrade of my FreeNAS from a TS140 to a X3100 M5.

The X3100 M5 has a H1110 and M5110 with 1GB, to setup 5 drives RAIDZ2, which card is better as HBA for this purpose. I am running it as a file server and is on CAT6 at a home enviroment.

I noticed the M5110 can be covered to 2308 and I am curious if you guys have seen this video and maybe we can figure something out together?
(i can understand he has a shop and won't give out his secret sauce)
 

Rille_lkp

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@vanfawx
Any chance you could send me your backups as well?


I bought two LSI 9207-8i from Ebay but think i got ripped off or sold bad returns, none of them worked out of the box.
One of them is identified as a SAS2308_2 D1 by sas2flash.efi but it says it needs a bios. When flashing, it goes all the way but is then stuck at reseting adapter and after reboot i'm back to start. Tried with older versions (P14) of sas2flash and firmware without luck.
The other is not identified by sas2flash and Windows shows it has another device ID (008f instead of 0087).
Megarec finds them both (shows as 2208) but get an error trying to dump both spd and sbr).
Seller said i could return them but it's a hassle sending them back to China and since i was ripped off on the cards i'm afraid i'll be out of both cash and cards if i do.
 

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@vanfawx
Any chance you could send me your backups as well?


I bought two LSI 9207-8i from Ebay but think i got ripped off or sold bad returns, none of them worked out of the box.
One of them is identified as a SAS2308_2 D1 by sas2flash.efi but it says it needs a bios. When flashing, it goes all the way but is then stuck at reseting adapter and after reboot i'm back to start. Tried with older versions (P14) of sas2flash and firmware without luck.
The other is not identified by sas2flash and Windows shows it has another device ID (008f instead of 0087).
Megarec finds them both (shows as 2208) but get an error trying to dump both spd and sbr).
Seller said i could return them but it's a hassle sending them back to China and since i was ripped off on the cards i'm afraid i'll be out of both cash and cards if i do.
that sounds really sketchy. i would open a return and send them back. if the seller doesn't refund you, eBay buyer protection should kick in and refund you and you can let eBay deal with the seller. just make sure you document everything just in case. if you paid via PayPal, they also provide some sort of buyer protection.. and if you funded the PayPal with a credit card, at least in the USA, the CC bank will also protect you.
 

Rille_lkp

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that sounds really sketchy. i would open a return and send them back. if the seller doesn't refund you, eBay buyer protection should kick in and refund you and you can let eBay deal with the seller. just make sure you document everything just in case. if you paid via PayPal, they also provide some sort of buyer protection.. and if you funded the PayPal with a credit card, at least in the USA, the CC bank will also protect you.
Thanks, i will check returning them using Ebay! Considering the time customs in Sweden takes to handle a package (may take a couple of months) a part of me is still hoping that someone has just tried to flash these cards before, messed up and that they can be recovered.
When i complained to the dealer, they claimed both cards were tested before they sent them (I really doubt that as one seems to be missing firmware and one has (at least) wrong device ID). They then just gave me an address in China to send them to but i'll look in to returning them using Ebay return instead.
Seller have very positive feedback overall but checking the few negative ones i see some other users have also had very high failure rates from the seller.
 

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@Rille_lkp - the SPD and SBR files are for a 9270-8i MegaRaid adapter, and won't help you if you're starting with an HBA. You can go MegaRaid -> HBA, but not the other way.

I agree with @BLinux, you should return the cards. If you paid via PayPal, you can start a claim via them if ebay didn't accept the return.
 

Devinirv

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The 9271 8i i believe is just a direct cross flash if memory serves me well. That should be a 2208 that ypu can flash as a 2308 just be sure what the card chipset is in megarec first. If i remember back 2 years ago you can flash 9207 8i firmware to that card. If this is a lsi stock card you can leave the sbr file empty or build your own. There are many guides to do this but its quite easy if you do it from shell on efi system.