LSI 9270-8i IT mode

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There is a way "soft mode" for disable sound emit by the speaker on a 9286 RAID card flashed to 2208 IT mode ? (instead of unsolder the speaker :D)
Or an IT model with a speaker on the PCB ?
 
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Hey vanfawx, great work!

I have bought an rx300 with an RAID Ctrl SAS 6G 1GB (D3116) with MR. I need to crossflash because I want to use ZFS without any raid controller.

As far as I can tell this card is based on LSI 2208 and I tried several sas2flsh P5/P13/P14/P15/P20 (dos/efi) without success => No adapter ...

Is there anything I am doing wrong?
I also have a Fujitsu D3116 controller (mine is chip revision C1) and I also couldn't get sas2flash to recognize the adapter. Here is what I tried
  1. Backup SBR and SDP
  2. megarec -writesbr 0 sbrempty.bin
  3. megarec -cleanflash 0
  4. Reboot
But when running sas2flash -list it'll always tell me he didn't find any LSI controllers. I tried different versions of sas2flash (P5, P7, P14, P15, P16, P17, P18, P19, P20) even on different mainboards, one with DOS only and one with UEFI and even tried the Linux versions. But all the same. I also tried lsirec instead of sas2flash:
  1. lsirec 0000:05:00.0 unbind
  2. lsirec 0000:05:00.0 halt
  3. lsirec 0000:05:00.0 hostboot 9207-8.bin
But when trying to hostboot lsirec will always fail with "IOC failed to become ready" and I stil can't crossflash the Fujitsu controller. Any help/advice much appreciated. I attached the SBR I backed up (should hopefully be a stock D3116 SBR) and the output of megarec -adpallinfo -a0 (before I started to mess around with the controller)

[Edit]
Interesting fact that I noticed is, that my SBR is 512byte and all sbrempty.bin I could find are only 256byte, so maybe writing a 256byte SBR won't clear everything?

[Edit 2]
I recovered my controller by doing a megarec -m0flash with the 2208_16.ROM I found in this thread and by restoring my original SBR. And now it boots again, but something is different now. It shows LSI BIOS (was Avago before) and controller's vendor name is also LSI (was also Avago before) but product identifier is the old Fujitsu one "RAID Ctrl something" which kinda makes sense I think because I flashed a (stock) LSI firmware and used the Fujitsu SBR. So it seems I now have a Fujitsu controller booting with (stock) LSI firmware. But still sas2flash won't find any LSI controller.
 

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Sleyk

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I also have a Fujitsu D3116 controller (mine is chip revision C1) and I also couldn't get sas2flash to recognize the adapter. Here is what I tried
  1. Backup SBR and SDP
  2. megarec -writesbr 0 sbrempty.bin
  3. megarec -cleanflash 0
  4. Reboot
But when running sas2flash -list it'll always tell me he didn't find any LSI controllers. I tried different versions of sas2flash (P5, P7, P14, P15, P16, P17, P18, P19, P20) even on different mainboards, one with DOS only and one with UEFI and even tried the Linux versions. But all the same. I also tried lsirec instead of sas2flash:
  1. lsirec 0000:05:00.0 unbind
  2. lsirec 0000:05:00.0 halt
  3. lsirec 0000:05:00.0 hostboot 9207-8.bin
But when trying to hostboot lsirec will always fail with "IOC failed to become ready" and I stil can't crossflash the Fujitsu controller. Any help/advice much appreciated. I attached the SBR I backed up (should hopefully be a stock D3116 SBR) and the output of megarec -adpallinfo -a0 (before I started to mess around with the controller)

[Edit]
Interesting fact that I noticed is, that my SBR is 512byte and all sbrempty.bin I could find are only 256byte, so maybe writing a 256byte SBR won't clear everything?

[Edit 2]
I recovered my controller by doing a megarec -m0flash with the 2208_16.ROM I found in this thread and by restoring my original SBR. And now it boots again, but something is different now. It shows LSI BIOS (was Avago before) and controller's vendor name is also LSI (was also Avago before) but product identifier is the old Fujitsu one "RAID Ctrl something" which kinda makes sense I think because I flashed a (stock) LSI firmware and used the Fujitsu SBR. So it seems I now have a Fujitsu controller booting with (stock) LSI firmware. But still sas2flash won't find any LSI controller.
The reason the controller appears different is because the original "LSI 2208 fixer kit" contains a very old version of firmware for the card, and the Avago firmware that was on the card was most likely newer.

Sadly the Fujitsu 3116 card won't accept 2308 IT firmware, as it is an older 2208 chipset, and it isn't compatible with 2308 firmware. I know this as well, because I tested it myself. Neither a 256byte SBR or a 512byte SBR will work. It has to do with the actual chipset itself.

For those who don't know, there were two (2) LSI 2208 chipsets. One of them is a newer chipset, which closer resembled the 2308 IT mode chipset, so you could flash it over to an LSI 9207-8i with IT Mode firmware, and the older 2208 chipset, which was manufactured more similar to the older 2108 ROC (raid on chip) chipset, and is simply not compatible with IT mode firmware.

The Fujitsu 3116, unfortunately, has the older 2208 chipset, so it isn't compatible with any IT mode firmware for now. Cards like the HP H220 and the IBM M5110 have the newer 2208 chipsets, and they are completely compatible with 2308 IT firmware, so these can be flashed over to IT mode.