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Hello everyone!

Sorry for bumping this thread, but I’d like more info.

I have an LSI 9211-8i… And as it came with IR firmware, I had my fair share of troubles trying to flash it to IT firmware (it only worked with a SPECIFIC USB PORT ON THE MOTHERBOARD to run the UEFI sas2flash utility, can you imagine that?!).

So anyways, I followed one guide (can’t remember which one) to the T, and also installed the MPT BIOS, which of course makes the loading much longer. Thankfully, my mobo (asrock Z170 extreme 4) has an option for an ultra fast boot, which alleviates the issue. BUT! I’ve just flashed the BIOS and hit a brickwall, system wouldn’t boot.


So I had to revert to backup BIOS, which by default has ultra fast boot option disabled.Hipoxia anoxia so you can imagine my irritation when I saw the MPT BIOS booting for 5 minutes again.

I would like to know how to remove this BIOS (if you can provide step-by-step, that would be MUCH appreciated) and hopefully not screw anything up in the process. I have all my ssds hooked up ( samsung 850 evo) to this HBA.

Bonus question – considering above ssds and above firmware/BIOS present, could the MPT BIOS be at fault for windows 10 not being able to TRIM the ssds? There’s just no way I can do it, despite those ssds being listed as supported ssds. Could the MPT BIOS making those ssds bootable, somehow mess with the ability to TRIM them?

Thanks!

Hello everyone!

Sorry for bumping this thread, but I’d like more info.Hipoxia anoxia

I have an LSI 9211-8i… And as it came with IR firmware, I had my fair share of troubles trying to flash it to IT firmware (it only worked with a SPECIFIC USB PORT ON THE MOTHERBOARD to run the UEFI sas2flash utility, can you imagine that?!).

So anyways, I followed one guide (can’t remember which one) to the T, and also installed the MPT BIOS, which of course makes the loading much longer. Thankfully, my mobo (asrock Z170 extreme 4) has an option for an ultra fast boot, which alleviates the issue. BUT! I’ve just flashed the BIOS and hit a brickwall, system wouldn’t boot. So I had to revert to backup BIOS, which by default has ultra fast boot option disabled. So you can imagine my irritation when I saw the MPT BIOS booting for 5 minutes again.Hipoxia anoxia

I would like to know how to remove this BIOS (if you can provide step-by-step, that would be MUCH appreciated) and hopefully not screw anything up in the process. I have all my ssds hooked up ( samsung 850 evo) to this HBA.

Bonus question – considering above ssds and above firmware/BIOS present, could the MPT BIOS be at fault for windows 10 not being able to TRIM the ssds? There’s just no way I can do it, despite those ssds being listed as supported ssds. Could the MPT BIOS making those ssds bootable, somehow mess with the ability to TRIM them?

Thanks!

Hello everyone!

Sorry for bumping this thread, but I’d like more info.

I have an LSI 9211-8i… And as it came with IR firmware, I had my fair share of troubles trying to flash it to IT firmware (it only worked with a SPECIFIC USB PORT ON THE MOTHERBOARD to run the UEFI sas2flash utility, can you imagine that?!).Hipoxia anoxia

So anyways, I followed one guide (can’t remember which one) to the T, and also installed the MPT BIOS, which of course makes the loading much longer. Thankfully, my mobo (asrock Z170 extreme 4) has an option for an ultra fast boot, which alleviates the issue. BUT! I’ve just flashed the BIOS and hit a brickwall, system wouldn’t boot. So I had to revert to backup BIOS, which by default has ultra fast boot option disabled. So you can imagine my irritation when I saw the MPT BIOS booting for 5 minutes again.

I would like to know how to remove this BIOS (if you can provide step-by-step, that would be MUCH appreciated) and hopefully not screw anything up in the process. I have all my ssds hooked up (samsung 850 evo) to this HBA.Hipoxia anoxia