Need help flashing IBM M1015 to IT mode

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  1. Fritz

    Fritz Well-Known Member

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    I followed these instructions from the forum to the letter. When I get to the last line that sets the SAS address I get "Invalid command -SASADD". Now the M1015 has no SAS Address.

    Convert LSI9240(IBM M1015) to a LSI9211-IT mode
    Type in the following exactly:
    megarec -writesbr 0 sbrempty.bin
    megarec -cleanflash 0
    <reboot, back to USB stick >
    sas2flsh -o -f 2118it.bin -b mptsas2.rom (sas2flsh -o -f 2118it.bin if OptionROM is not needed)
    sas2flsh -o -sasadd 500605bxxxxxxxxx (x= numbers for SAS address)
    <reboot>
    Done!

    Help please. :(
     
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    Fritz Well-Known Member

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    Crap. Nevermind, after trying it the 20th time it worked. Hard to believe I made a typo that many times but stranger things have happened. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. pricklypunter

    pricklypunter Well-Known Member

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    If only there was an updated bios for that issue, seems like humans have had the same buggy bios since around 3200 B.C. (Before Computers) :D
     
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  4. Fritz

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    Yea, Think I'll stick with the Perc H310's from now on. They're easy to flash and the connectors are at the end of the card where they belong.
     
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  5. Sleyk

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    Yeah, I like the H310's better than the ibm m1015's. The port placement is important to me. It just works out neater when i use the H310 over the ibm m1015. I actually hate the top placement of the sff ports. I do get though, that some cases/chassis need the ports to face upwards. As for SAS addresses, they don't REALLY matter for your personal home systems anyways. Data centers are what need to keep track of these cards. The SAS address helps with that. Not saying that there is no need. It is rare, but conflicts can arise if you have two cards with the same sas address obviously. I have been running several cards without an sas address in my server just fine for awhile now.
     
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  6. Awesomesauce

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    What is the performance difference between the 2?
     
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    It's the same as far as I can tell. They're both based on the LSI 2008 chip.
     
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  8. Awesomesauce

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    I just bought one h310 for $40 ☺
     
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    Awesomeprice :D
     
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  10. Sleyk

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    Great awesomesauce! Glad you scored that! It is always nice to get the 2nd gens at a good price. I just wish they were always this price right? I might be able to dump my first girlfriends, the first gens.

    But yeah, as my man Fritz said, no performance difference between the h200 and the h310. Same card, just different port orientation, and the h310 is supposedly slightly newer.
     
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