This has been the only reported issue thus far. But something to definitely keep in mind and aware of. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. Posted May 8, We have the information backed up but really don’t want to have to reload all the software and configure the system. Nope just checked you would have to download the DOS version of the file, swapout and change the batch file code. Posted May 3,

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LSI SAS2008, IR mode, RAID 1 with two S3700; poor performance for a while after reboot

These cards are kind of unique though as they only fit in the Pike slot on select Asus server and worksgation motherboards. Will only offer 2. I do want to note that these modifications are not endorsed by this site, LSI, IBM sli others and the information herein is purely for educational purposes. Array remains intact after reboot.

LSI Controller FW updates IR/IT modes – Storage Devices and Controllers – Unraid

Though is is an old version indeed. USED in most cases or pulls from brand new servers, or just Froogle shopping.

You will need to find another motherboard to use to flash the controller card. You must log in or sign up to reply here.


Product Pricing Community Blog. Yes, my password is: Drive Spin Down Support: No big deal since that’s how most folk learn this. Is there a way to verify the chip temperature without opening up the case? Anyhow, the recovery and repair is not something I see on the web as the maker didn’t put up a recovery document.

LSI SAS2008 IT vs IR Firmware

When entering the SAS bios configuration it states the Drive is rebuilding. I did not need to flash it to IT mode to support this.

I’m not too happy with the performance even with LSI provider removed but it doesn’t affect the workload much and the machine is colo’d far away so I’ve decided not to touch it. Added as of 5. Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: Once again i take no responsibility in the unlikely event you incorrectly flash your card wrong. Apologies if I am being ultra dense here.

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I have posted something on Dell’s website for the server and have sent the card manufacturer sas2008-ir email with out getting any replys. But having more options than 1 controller is always welcome.

Thanks for this, so many cards based on the LSI chip, could you show more lsu differences of these cards besides the brands? Megarec -cleanflash 0 Megarec -writesbr 0 sbrm Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member lsu order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.


Oftentimes, re-branded cards are less expensive to acquire than their LSI counterparts making re-brands highly desirable. I have updated the zip now.

We need community feedback to make this as useful as we can for everyone. This is done all day long by many people in the world, but sometimes cards are bad or are going bad, you lose power, etc… Please keep this in mind. He has been a regular contributor in the STH forums and has been detailing his learning in threads such as these. It was exactly what I was looking for.

Aug 16, Messages: I dont make firmware. I found it to be a good way to leave room for expansion later on if you are looking for something less expensive in a server build.

Changes are as followed Stage 2, it turns out you must specify what controller you wish to back up the ALL switch is not supported and the N is a place holder for you must input.