I tried it both.The Original SBR backup is 512, and since it's a D1 rev...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.
You could try to edit the sbr with a hex editor and see if that works. I was able to do a tiny amount of editing when I was dabbling with the 2108 chipsets, but gave up since it was so time-consumingDoes 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...
Hmm, yeah the most i know about sbrool is that it is a python utility, so you can probably run it in some sort of jail environment. Perhaps in your NAS (Freenas/Xigmanas). I still dont have too much experience in linux, but just like I suggested for Dave Corder, you could try to edit the sbr with a hex editor or notepad+, and see if you can get a stable result.I tried it both.The Original SBR backup is 512, and since it's a D1 rev...
The card itself is posting & booting, after the LSI 2301 flash but aren't detecting the disk, or hanging/freezing during the MPT2sas bios when connected to the sas expander.
I'm sure it's an intel thing about the SBR,i maybe need to edit the original to change only the Vendor / Dev id but i cannot find a guide about SBRtool...
There was that same question about the H700 on Reddit.com/r/homelab the other day - the short answer is "no"Jeeeez, i didn't know that Notepad++ ( french softW by the way ) was also Hex editor, going to try asap.
Since i got you online, i got 2 more Raid car for like 15 bucks this afternoon, An HP p420, and a dell H700.
I know that the Hp can be switch in hba mode, but i have some doubt about the H700.
Any through ?
Hi there my friend, you can safely use the SAS2308L-L8E sbr. The 8i sbr is fine, but you will have to do a full erase to flash the IT mode firmware, so its easier to use the 8E sbr, since it will allow the 2308 chipset to crossflash without doing a full erase, so you can save the sas address and other nvram info :.)I have a SuperMicro X10SL7-F which has a "8x SAS2 (6Gbps) via Broadcom 2308 [nid:10917]" listed on the spec sheet.
How do I know which file to use if there are two?
how to flash the lenova 530 to it modeReserved.
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!
No worries, factory state just means the HBA/RAID card with the original firmware that it was bought with from the manufacturer or the firmware from the factory.What is meant by factory state? Reset it to factory settings before dumping the SBR?