The Complete LSI/Avago/Broadcom SBR Download MegaThread

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Hello ladies and gentlemen,

I have gotten many requests for various SBR files over the years now, and I thought it was time to make a huge compilation thread, and make these files and info available to all. :cool:

I sometimes notice that these SBR's are somewhat hard to come by, and I don't really understand why? Why is that eh? Hmm??? :confused:

Welp, time to make that change! it's time to give the freedom of SBR's to all peoples. I am the SBR freedom fighter...

That being said, use at your own risk, 'kay? Please be safe out there. Don't go slapping SBR files on a badly flashed card willie-nilly, or you may damage the card beyond recovery.

SBR stands for Serial Boot Record. This is a super important file that resides in the flash of your HBA/RAID card, and it uses this to boot the card. Without a proper compatible one, your card won't boot one iota.

Hence, a disclaimer incoming...

>> PLEASE ENSURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING OR ASK FOR HELP HERE,
OR ON OTHER RELATED THREADS BEFORE DOING ANY FLASHING MY FRIENDS!!! <<

I seriously don't want you to brick your cards.

I will upload all known working SBR files that I have fully tested or from trusted sources. If you would like to contribute, please ensure you are offering a clean, unedited SBR as others will be using it to either restore original function for their cards, or for tinkering. Please, no malevolence or Malfeasance, or Malificence?

Just...no Mal-anything, ok? :)

I will host all files through my paid google drive storage or through pixeldrain. Let's share and keep these files available in perpetuity.

I will begin by arranging all files by chipset and generation and will update and make changes as time goes on. Just scroll down and click on the card's name to download the SBR file. If you can't find your card, just press CTRL + F and type the name or model of the controller if you don't immediately see the SBR file you're looking for.

If you would like to contribute to this thread, or would like to see a card posted that I might have missed, please shoot me a pm anytime!

I currently have all the SBR files for the cards I have posted, unless otherwise specified by a "need the SBR file" annotation, and will include links as I get more time. Don't worry if you don't see a download for a specific card. I just haven't had time to create a hyperlink and upload the SBR file. Just send me a pm asking me to update the thread if you need it emergently or right away :.)


Will also give credit next to the card to the first person who contributes a clean SBR for a card that I currently don't have an SBR for :.)

Remember, unless otherwise stated, these are the ORIGINAL SBR files taken directly from the card in its FACTORY state.

Will be posting all SBR's up to the interim SAS3.5 Generation of LSI/Avago/Broadcom Chipsets. The new 4th Gen (SAS4.0/PCI-E 4.0) cards will be omitted for now, will be added as time goes on. Broadcom is currently seeking to overhaul the whole flashing process for these new generation cards, making it more difficult to crossflash between vendors. Also, the newer 4th gen cards are mostly still not available or easily acquired. We will see how it goes.


2ND GENERATION (SAS2.0) LSI/Avago/Broadcom Controller SBR's

Miscellaneous SBR's

SBREMPTY.BIN ~ This is the old original and venerable 256Byte empty SBR from the early flashing days. Most chipsets will write this SBR to the flash to write all zero's. Usually works very well. ~

512BYTE.SBR ~ This is a newer 512Byte empty SBR suitable for the newer 2nd Gen chipsets like the 2208 and 2308. This usually works on cards with a larger flash size, like the IBM M5110. Most times, the 256Byte version works well though. Only use if the 256Byte version doesn't work to completely write all zero's to the flash on a 2208 chipset card only! ~

FUJITSUHACKEDSBR.BIN ~ This is a hacked version of the 256Byte SBR that allows a Fujitsu D2607 card to be crossflashed to LSI IT Mode firmware properly without losing or developing disappearing SAS lanes. Please be careful with this! Only use for Fujitsu 2nd Gen crossflashing on 2008/2208 chipsets! ~

SAS2004 Chipsets (Fully Flashable to IT/IR Mode)

LSI 9211-4i
LSI 9212-4i
IBM H1110

SAS2008 Chipsets (Fully Flashable to IT/IR Mode)

LSI 9200-8i
LSI 9200-8e
LSI 9201-8i
LSI 9210-8i
LSI 9211-8i
LSI 9200-16i/16e
LSI 9201-16i
LSI 9201-16e
LSI 9202-16e
LSI 9212-4i4e
LSI 9220-8i/IBM M1015
LSI 9223-8i/IBM M1115
LSI 9240-8i
Dell H310
Dell H200

FUJITSU D2607 (need the ORIGINAL SBR file)

SAS2108 Chipsets (Note: No SAS2108 Chipset can currently flash to IT Mode. These SBR's are for restoration/recovery purposes only!)

LSI 9260-8i (Thanks to MoMeanMugs!)
LSI 9261-8i (need the SBR file)
LSI 9265-8i (need the SBR file)
LSI 9266-8i (Thanks to MoMeanMugs!)
LSI 9260-16i/16i4e (need the SBR file)
LSI 9280-16i/16i4e
FUJITSU D2616 (need the SBR file)
FUJITSU D3116 (need the SBR file)
IBM M5015 (need the SBR file)

SAS2208 Chipsets (Most, but not all SAS2208 Chipsets can flash to IT Mode and function as a SAS2308 chipset.
Many 2208 chipsets are the same as a 2308 chipset! Look for B1 chipset identifier)


(SAS2208 Chipsets, Flashable to IT MODE)
IBM M5110
LSI 9205-8i/HP H220
LSI 9285-8e (need the SBR file)
LSI 9270-8i (need the SBR file)
LSI 9271-8i (need the SBR file)
SUPERMICRO AOC-S2208L-H8IR

(SAS2208 Chipsets, Not Flashable to IT MODE)
LSI 9267-8i/NEC N8103-149 (Not currently Flashable to IT Mode, but working on it. Use for restoration purposes only!)
LSI 9267-8i/NEC N8103-150 (Not currently Flashable to IT Mode, but working on it. Use for restoration purposes only!)
LSI 9267-8i/NEC N8103-151 (Not currently Flashable to IT Mode, but working on it. Use for restoration purposes only!)

SAS2308 Chipsets (Fully flashable to IT/IR Mode. Look for D1 chipset identifier.)

LSI 9206-16e
LSI 9207-8i
LSI 9207-8e
LSI 9208-8i/8e (need the SBR file)
LSI 9217-8i
LSI 9217-4i4e
LSI 9286CV-8e
DELL H710/H710P (Mini Mono)
DELL H710/H710P (PCI-E Adapter)
SUPERMICRO AOC-S2308L-L8I
SUPERMICRO AOC-S2308L-L8E
LSI 9272-8i/NEC N8103-172
LSI 9272-8i/NEC N8103-173
LSI 9272-8i/NEC N8103-174


3RD GENERATION (SAS3.0) LSI/Avago/Broadcom Controller SBR's

SAS3004 Chipsets (Flashable to IT Mode)

IBM M1210
LSI 9300-4i/9311-4i (need the SBR file)

SAS3008 Chipsets (Flashable to IT Mode)

LSI 9300-8i/9311-8i
LSI 9300-16i
LSI 9300-8e
LSI 9300-16e
LSI 9300-4i4e (need the SBR file)
LSI 9302-8i/IBM N2215
LSI 9340-8i
LSI 9341-8i/DELL WFN6R
IBM M1215
INTEL RS3FC044 (4i4e) (need the SBR file)
INTEL RS3UC080/RS3WC080/RS3GC008 (8i//8i/8e) (need the SBR files)
DELL H330 (256Byte Version)
DELL H330 (Full, 448Byte Version, use this version to attempt a full restore if needed) (Thanks to BLinux!)
DELL HBA330
FUJITSU CP400i/D3307
DELL 12GBPS EXTERNAL HBA/DELL T93GD
QUANTA SAS3008 Mezzanine Card (Thanks to Fritz!)
SUPERMICRO AOC-S3008L-L8i (This version of the SBR makes you do a full erase of the firmware before it allows cross flashing to a LSI 9300-8i)
SUPERMICRO AOC-S3008L-L8e (This version of the SBR allows easier crossflashing between other OEM's/Vendors. Use this one!)

SAS3108 Chipsets (RAID Chipset, Not Flashable to IT Mode)

LSI 9361-4i (need SBR file)
LSI 9361-8i
DELL H730/H730P
DELL H830 (need the SBR file)
INTEL RS3DC080 (need the SBR file)
FUJITSU D3216/EP400i/EP420i
LENOVO 730-8i (Same as 9361-8i) (need the SBR file)
IBM M5200/M5210
SUPERMICRO AOC-S3108L-H8IR
NEC/LSI 9362-8i
QUANTA3108 DAS2BTH7CB0 (need the SBR file)
ARECA ARC-1883i (need the SBR file)

SAS3316 Chipsets (RAID Chipset, Not Flashable to IT Mode)

LSI 9361-16i (need the SBR file)
LSI 9380-8i8e (need the SBR file)
Intel RMS3AC160 (need the SBR file)

SAS3224 Chipsets (IT Mode, Special OEM Version)

LSI 9305-8i - sas3224 IT mode chipset
LSI 9305-16i - sas3224 IT mode chipset
LSI 9305-24i - sas3224 IT mode chipset

SAS3216/SAS3616 OEM Chipsets (IT Mode, Special OEM Versions)

AOC-S3216L-L16iT - sas3216 IT Mode chipset
AOC-S3616L-L16iT - sas3616 IT Mode chipset

3.5 GENERATION (SAS3.5) LSI/Avago/Broadcom Controller SBR's

SAS3404 Chipsets (Fully Flashable to IT Mode)

LSI 9400-4i (need the SBR file)
LENOVO 530-4i (need the SBR file)

SAS3408 Chipsets (Fully Flashable to IT Mode)

LSI 9400-8i (need the SBR file)
LSI 9440-8i (need the SBR file)
LENOVO 430-8i (need the SBR file)
LENOVO 530-8i (need the SBR file)
INTEL RSP3WD080E (need SBR file)

SAS3416 Chipsets (Fully Flashable to IT Mode)

LSI 9400-16i (need the SBR file)
LENOVO 430-16i (need the SBR file)
LENOVO 530-16i (need the SBR file)
DELL PERC HBA345
DELL PERC H345 (Should potentially be able to crossflash to IT Mode) (need the SBR file)

SAS3504 Chipsets (RAID Chipset, Not Flashable to IT Mode)

LSI 9460-4i (need the SBR file)
LENOVO 930-4i (need the SBR file)

SAS3508 Chipsets (RAID Chipset, Not Flashable to IT Mode)

LSI 9460-8i (need the SBR file)
DELL PERC H740/H740P (need the SBR file)
DELL PERC H840 (need the SBR file)
LENOVO 930-8i (need the SBR file)
LENOVO 930-24i (Uses a 3508 RAID chipset + a multiplexing chip to get 24 ports)

SAS3516 Chipsets (RAID Chipset, Not Flashable to IT Mode)

LSI 9460-16i (need the SBR file)
LSI 9480-8i8e (need the SBR file)
DELL PERC H745 (need the SBR file)
DELL PERC H745P MX (need the SBR file)
LENOVO 930-16i (need the SBR file)
INTEL RSP3TD160F (need the SBR file)

4TH GENERATION (SAS4.0) LSI/Avago/Broadcom Controller SBR's

Coming Soon!
 
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Reserved.

Update 04/03/22:
Updated some more google drive links, and will begin to research how to obtain the SBR's off of latest-gen cards. Also beginning to compile list of 4th gen cards, and will include once complete.

Update 11/19/21: Will begin transitioning all LSI/Avago/Broadcom SBR download links to my personal paid Google Drive Storage for perpetuity.
File upload sites like Pixeldrain and Upload.io often expire and delete download links after 30 days for free accounts. If I gotta pay for an account with some rando upload site, might as well use google storage for 100GB at $1.67/month ;)

Update 6/26/21: Added list of SAS3.5 Generation cards (LSI 9400-8i/8e/16i/16e, LSI 9460-8i/8e, LENOVO 930-8i, Dell HBA345, etc.)
Currently researching ability to extract SBR's from 3.5 gen cards. Old utilities do not work anymore. Broadcom changed the crossflashing game with this new gen of cards!
 
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Nice summary.

Just discovered that my "new" 9361-16i can't work (althought it detects it and Windows shows it) with my Tape drive.

The LTFS tool can't create the drive mapping, the FUSE4win service don't start :oops:

And then i thought to myself "i bet this is because of the RAID profile of this card, if i flash it in IT mode the issue should be fixed"

And then i find your topic (that explicit says that it can't be flashed in IT mode) :(

Oh well.
 
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Nice summary.

Just discovered that my "new" 9361-16i can't work (althought it detects it and Windows shows it) with my Tape drive.

The LTFS tool can't create the drive mapping, the FUSE4win service don't start :oops:

And then i thought to myself "i bet this is because of the RAID profile of this card, if i flash it in IT mode the issue should be fixed"

And then i find your topico (that explicit says that it can't be flashed in IT mode) :(

Oh well.
Yeah, the SAS3108 chipset cards can only do RAID firmware :.)

Since the LSi 9361-8i/16i uses the SAS3108 chipset, it won't flash to IT mode since no IT firmware was made for this chipset, only RAID firmware, so same as a Dell H730/H730p.
 
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I have a lsi 9305-16i that will not show at boot, and is not detected when using either Sas3flash or Sas3flsh. It was in a server and just stop working and being detected, no flashing was involved. I am thinking it possible lost sbr etc. Does anyone have these files and the procedure for trying to restore. Thanks in advance.
 

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I have a lsi 9305-16i that will not show at boot, and is not detected when using either Sas3flash or Sas3flsh. It was in a server and just stop working and being detected, no flashing was involved. I am thinking it possible lost sbr etc. Does anyone have these files and the procedure for trying to restore. Thanks in advance.
The 9305 uses a SAS3224 IOC chip that is actually an PCI-E 3.0 HBA chipset. For the new gen cards, (3.5 and 4th gen) you can't use SAS3flash, as they dont have the required files to recognize these newer cards, and broadcom made it so that only Storcli will work to update or flash the card.

If the 9305 isnt recognized anymore, it may still have the SBR on it, as it is usually stored in a separate part of the flash, but your firmware may be damaged or corrupted.

It does appear that these new-gen cards are showing this problem more and more. You aren't the first person I have seen complaining about these new-gen cards just going corrupt for no reason. Seems like they need to work out some kinks...

In any case, try using Storcli, and grab the 9305 firmware here: LSI 9305-16i Firmware

Look to the left and you should see the Download tab to download the firmware. Save it to your flash drive and boot to efi.

Then use Storcli and type: storcli /c0 download file=xxxx (xxxx = name of 9305 firmware)

That rewrite the firmware back and hopefully the card will boot. Currently, there is an sbr command in storcli, but it is only used to set the SBR. You would actually need to have one available in order to do so, but I haven't found a way to extract it from these newer cards as yet, thus I haven't been able to obtain one off of a card as yet, but working on it.

This was purposely done by Broadcom to limit crossflashing and the such in this new generation, but soon we will figure out a way to defeat it. For now, try to rewrite the firmware and see if that helps :.)

Edit: looks like you can use SAS3flash to flash the card, but since it isn't showing up for you, try using Storcli. I will also send you a pm.
 
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Yeah, the SAS3108 chipset cards can only do RAID firmware :.)

Since the LSi 9361-8i/16i uses the SAS3108 chipset, it won't flash to IT mode since no IT firmware was made for this chipset, only RAID firmware, so same as a Dell H730/H730p.
the 9361-8i can be flashed to it mode. but one of the port is not working( connector 1 port 2 no work )
what you need is the lsi 9300-8i sbr
 

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the 9361-8i can be flashed to it mode. but one of the port is not working( connector 1 port 2 no work )
what you need is the lsi 9300-8i sbr
Sadly no my friend, I wish this was true, but it can't :(

You may be able to enable "HBA Mode" on the controller in the BIos config, but there exists no IT mode firmware for the SAS3108 raid on chip controllers from LSI.

This goes for SAS2108 chipsets as well.

What is realistically happening in your case, is that the card is functioning in safe mode to give you access to your drives, but this is not IT mode.

It is more similar to IMR mode (Integrated Megaraid) if anything.

Also, don't do that to a precious 9361! Those cards are valuable nowadays, and can go for upwards of $350 or more with the cache card installed on it.

Haha, if you be messing around with your card like that, you should sell it to me so I can make some bank on it, lol!
 

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Sadly no my friend, I wish this was true, but it can't :(

You may be able to enable "HBA Mode" on the controller in the BIos config, but there exists no IT mode firmware for the SAS3108 raid on chip controllers from LSI.

This goes for SAS2108 chipsets as well.

What is realistically happening in your case, is that the card is functioning in safe mode to give you access to your drives, but this is not IT mode.

It is more similar to IMR mode (Integrated Megaraid) if anything.

Also, don't do that to a precious 9361! Those cards are valuable nowadays, and can go for upwards of $350 or more with the cache card installed on it.

Haha, if you be messing around with your card like that, you should sell it to me so I can make some bank on it, lol!
my lis 9361 have bad or missing raid controller memory module adapter at base port is not responding. error any idea what is wrong? any way to fix it ?
 

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i have :

SAS2208 Chipsets:
LSI 9271-8icc


SAS3108 Chipsets:
INTEL RMS3CC080 ,used with SIOM to PCIe 8X card

QUANTA3108 DAS2BTH7CB0 ,used with HSEC SAD to PCIe 3.0 8X card

SAS3516 Chipsets:
INTEL RMSP3AD160F ,used with SIOM to PCIe 3.0 8X card
I'll find time to dump sbr as soon as I can;

PS: i I got two MICROSEMI 24 Gbps SmartROC 3200 Chipsets Prototype boards,but I haven't received the goods yet:
Adaptec SmartRAID Ultra 3258p-32i /e 24G SAS/SATA/NVMe PCIe Gen 4 RAID Adapter
HP P932i-p SR Gen10+ Smart Array Controller
 
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my lis 9361 have bad or missing raid controller memory module adapter at base port is not responding. error any idea what is wrong? any way to fix it ?
Ah, sadly the card's flash may is dead/non-functioning. There is a "fix", well, sort of, but you lose the LSI/Avago vendor branding.

Right now, the card's flash is completely corrupt and essentially dead with little to no chance for recovery, but you could recover it by flashing the IBM 9364/M5210 firmware to it, and writing the recovery firmware.

It will boot and work as a sort of downgraded "IMR" mode card and you will see the drives, but you will not have an official "LSI/Avago 9361-8i anymore, as the flash is corrupted and there isn't a way to fix it on these cards.

I know firsthand, as I have 2 9361-8i cards with the same exact issue, and I was only able to do this. Been working on this for a while now. Alot of 9361 cards actually have a reputation for falling out of the blue. It might have been the cheap flash module Avago used at the time, but who knows. I f you use megarec3, you can still see the SAS3108 chipset, so the chipset itself is fine, but the flash has sorta, kinda died, so no way to get it to factory settings again.

Trust me, I've tried :.(

I know the message reads as "bad or missing raid controller memory module", but what the card is essentially reporting, is the factory flash has failed :.(

However, you can still use the card, just without LSI/Avago branding.

PM me for more info my friend.
 

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i have :

I'll find time to dump sbr as soon as I can;

PS: i I got two MICROSEMI 24 Gbps SmartROC 3200 Chipsets Prototype boards,but I haven't received the goods yet:
Adaptec SmartRAID Ultra 3258p-32i /e 24G SAS/SATA/NVMe PCIe Gen 4 RAID Adapter
HP P932i-p SR Gen10+ Smart Array Controller
Nice, thanks! Once you get a moment to dump the sbr's, just shoot me a pm!
 

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Some corrections to the list:
LSI 9286CV-8e, LSI 9265-8i and LSI 9266-8i on LSISAS2208 ROC.

LSI 9286CV-8e - SBR
 
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hi ! I'm working right now on the Intel rms25Cb080 based on a 2208. I already manage to brick it....and restore it !
So for now & restore purpose, here they are
 

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May not be the correct place to post my experiences on RMS25CB080 formerly a LSI2208 (d1) but well...

I succeed flashing it with a 2308_2 for D1 revision (and back )& with empty 512sbr but 2 problem


Buzzer is beeping continuously ( not a big deal i can desolder it )
IT's freezing when scanning disk thru the sas expander but passing when connected directly
NO disk when connected directly...

the card is recognized @boot, and with megarec or sas2flash
Modding the SBR could be my last chance

Uncompatible card you think ?
 
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Does anyone have a copy of the H220 SBR? I am in need of locating this to flash my card back to stock. Thanks!
 

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May not be the correct place to post my experiences on RMS25CB080 formerly a LSI2208 (d1) but well...

I succeed flashing it with a 2308_2 for D1 revision (and back )& with empty 512sbr but 2 problem


Buzzer is beeping continuously ( not a big deal i can desolder it )
IT's freezing when scanning disk thru the sas expander but passing when connected directly
NO disk when connected directly...

the card is recognized @boot, and with megarec or sas2flash
Modding the SBR could be my last chance

Uncompatible card you think ?
Hey there, sometimes the older Intel cards are a bit finicky. I haven't had good success with them, and often, they refuse to even boot since they are locked down to intel hardware. That being said, it is a sas2208/2308 D1, so you should be able to crossflash to LSI.

I would try with the 256byte empty sbr to see what results you get. The 512byte sbr may be too large for the small flash size, and may be the culprit causing some problems there.
 

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Does anyone have an SBR for a SAS2208/SAS2308 card that has the SAS Address embedded in it, or happen to know the offset(s) in the SBR where that address is stored? (@fohdeesha ? I know you've done a bit of work with SBRs from the Dell PERC crossflashing process...)

It seems the sbrtool.py from lsirec is meant to work with the layout of the SAS2008/SAS2108 SBRs and the SAS2208/SAS2308 have a slightly different layout...
 
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