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Need help with LSI 9207-8i

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I had an 9211-8i installed but upgrading to windows 10 pro and to a 9207-8i. It was like 4 years ago when I installed the 9211 on Win 7 Pro and I am struggling to get the 9207-8i to work.

 

My 9207-8i is from ebay and is flashed to IT mode assuming I didn't accidentally mess it up.

 

The 9207-8i shows as an NVME mass storage device when looking at the "MB picture" in bios so it at least appears to not be DOA. I don't see it initializing when I boot though.

 

I thought the drivers and everything were just click and it installs or windows 10 automatically installs them and it works but that doesn't seem to be the case.

 

Any help on this would be much appreciated. I dont see any youtube videos for windows 10.

 

I am going through the install guide for the 9207-8i and I am stuck as this regedit part.

 

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Using the RegEdit tool, create the following variable and initialize it to the REG_SZ value shown below. Note that it may be necessary to also create the “Wdcfg” key if it does not already exist in the registry.
NOTE: See documentation supplied by Microsoft for information on using the RegEdit utility program.
Registry Key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Wdcfg
Registry Variable:
TargetDriver = <DriverName> (For Example: "LSI_SAS2")

 

If you have any questions I will respond and if you can help me via discord or any other way i will gladly take the help.

 

Files I am using

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/arckyhspgtvi5pz/AADcY6eTYQrfWu86KmCS7BOJa?dl=0

 

Windows 10 Pro

Norco 4224

ASrock X99 WS

Xeon 1650v3

64GB ECC

Nvidia 750 TI

Intel X520-1

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When I had my 9207-8i in my Win10 machine for testing, Windows grabbed a driver automatically that worked (not the best one, but it still worked). I certainly didn't have to REGEDIT anything. I suspect if it's showing up as an NVMe device, something went wrong.

 

4 minutes ago, Someguy133 said:

My 9207-8i is from ebay and is flashed to IT mode assuming I didn't accidentally mess it up.

What was your process for flashing it? The only way I eventually got SAS2FLASH to work was through the UEFI shell (I'd have to dig to find the instructions I used). Also, the newest BIOS file for that card is only available in one package (the MSDOS one) on their website, but can be installed by any version of SAS2FLASH, so make sure you have the newest version (20.00.07.00). See here, under Downloads > Firmware.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

When I had my 9207-8i in my Win10 machine for testing, Windows grabbed a driver automatically that worked (not the best one, but it still worked). I certainly didn't have to REGEDIT anything. I suspect if it's showing up as an NVMe device, something went wrong.

 

What was your process for flashing it? The only way I eventually got SAS2FLASH to work was through the UEFI shell (I'd have to dig to find the instructions I used). Also, the newest BIOS file for that card is only available in one package (the MSDOS one) on their website, but can be installed by any version of SAS2FLASH, so make sure you have the newest version (20.00.07.00). See here, under Downloads > Firmware.

it came pre-flashed from a reputable seller. I was saying i hope i didn't accidentally re-flash it and mess it up.

 

So what are your thoughts or ideas?

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6 minutes ago, Someguy133 said:

I was saying i hope i didn't accidentally re-flash it and mess it up.

It's pretty tough to accidentally flash it, seeing how how hard it is to intentionally flash it 😉

 

Could you post a screenshot of Device manager with the 9207 shown, and shots of the Properties window, both the General and Drivers tabs?


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Tablet (---): Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8" (crosses fingers)
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Tablet: iPad 2 16GB (WiFi died, basically useless after that)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
56 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

It's pretty tough to accidentally flash it, seeing how how hard it is to intentionally flash it 😉

 

Could you post a screenshot of Device manager with the 9207 shown, and shots of the Properties window, both the General and Drivers tabs?

Gah, linus servers went down and i lost my post.

 

I forgot to mention I don't see the 9207 anywhere in windows. I only see it in the MB picture in BIOS.

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32 minutes ago, Someguy133 said:

I don't see the 9207 anywhere in windows

I think you're going to want to start testing in other machines then. The card might be bad (the first one I bought had a bad SAS port, so it's not impossible), or the X99 board might not like it.


Main System (Byarlant): Ryzen 5 1600X | Asus B350-F Strix | Corsair H80i V2 | 16GB G.Skill DDR4 3200MHz CAS-14 | XFX RX 5600 XT THICC II | Samsung 960 PRO 512GB / Samsung 970 EVO 500GB / Seagate 7200RPM 3TB | Corsair CX650M | Mellanox ConnectX-2 10G NIC | Anidees AI-07BW Case | Dell U3415W Monitor | Microsoft Modern Keyboard

 

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Media Center/Video Capture (Jesta): Core i7-2600 | Asus H77M-PRO | Stock Cooler | 8GB No-name DDR3 | EVGA GTX750Ti SC | Sandisk UltraII SSD 64GB / Seagate 1.5TB HDD | Corsair CX450M | Hauppauge ImpactVCB-PCIe | Syba USB3.1 Gen 2 Card | LG UH12NS30 BD-ROM | Silverstone Sugo SG-11 Case

 

Laptop (Rozen-Zulu): Sony VAIO VPCF13WFX | Core i7-740QM | 8GB Patriot DDR3 | GT 425M | Kingston 120GB SSD | Blu-ray Drive | (Still my favorite typing keyboard)

 

Tablet (---): Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8" (crosses fingers)
Tablet (ReGZ): Asus T102HA (BIOS clock doesn't tick, loses time when sleep/off) (I kill tablets with disturbing regularity)

Tablet (Unicorn): Surface Pro 2 (battery will reset total capacity to current charge, leading Windows to think it's always 100% charged until it dies)

Tablet (Loto): Dell Venue 8 Pro (screen discoloration issues, wouldn't update to Windows 10)

Tablet: iPad 2 16GB (WiFi died, basically useless after that)

 

Testbed/Old Desktop (Kshatriya): Xeon X5470 @ 4.0GHz | ZALMAN CNPS9500 | Gigabyte EP45-UD3L | 8GB Nanya DDR2 400MHz | XFX HD6870 DD | OCZ Vertex 3 Max-IOPS 120GB | Corsair CX430M (?) | HooToo USB 3.0 PCIe Card | NZXT H230 Case

 

Camera: Sony A7II (w/ Meike Grip) | Sony SEL24240 (better than most reviews say) | Sony SEL2870 (kit lens) | Sony SEL50F18F (meh, don't buy) | PNY Elite Perfomance SDXC cards

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7 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

I think you're going to want to start testing in other machines then. The card might be bad (the first one I bought had a bad SAS port, so it's not impossible), or the X99 board might not like it.

k, i'll just have to throw in the old card than.

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38 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

I think you're going to want to start testing in other machines then. The card might be bad (the first one I bought had a bad SAS port, so it's not impossible), or the X99 board might not like it.

okay. I switched to the 9211 and it shows as mass storage controller in the MB picture. I also see it load in DOS start up. In windows it doesnt show up.

 

I don't see any drivers auto updating in windows updates. What exact files should I try to install for 9211?

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4 hours ago, Someguy133 said:

What exact files should I try to install for 9211?

I would try this package, but it looks like Avago/LSI may have EOL'ed the 9211 because I can't find it on the site.

 

Can you get into the pre-boot screen (Ctrl-C, I think, but it should show the keys while it's initializing) and see what the FW and BIOS versions are from there? I don't remember if you have to initialize the card for Windows to see it.


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Media Center/Video Capture (Jesta): Core i7-2600 | Asus H77M-PRO | Stock Cooler | 8GB No-name DDR3 | EVGA GTX750Ti SC | Sandisk UltraII SSD 64GB / Seagate 1.5TB HDD | Corsair CX450M | Hauppauge ImpactVCB-PCIe | Syba USB3.1 Gen 2 Card | LG UH12NS30 BD-ROM | Silverstone Sugo SG-11 Case

 

Laptop (Rozen-Zulu): Sony VAIO VPCF13WFX | Core i7-740QM | 8GB Patriot DDR3 | GT 425M | Kingston 120GB SSD | Blu-ray Drive | (Still my favorite typing keyboard)

 

Tablet (---): Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8" (crosses fingers)
Tablet (ReGZ): Asus T102HA (BIOS clock doesn't tick, loses time when sleep/off) (I kill tablets with disturbing regularity)

Tablet (Unicorn): Surface Pro 2 (battery will reset total capacity to current charge, leading Windows to think it's always 100% charged until it dies)

Tablet (Loto): Dell Venue 8 Pro (screen discoloration issues, wouldn't update to Windows 10)

Tablet: iPad 2 16GB (WiFi died, basically useless after that)

 

Testbed/Old Desktop (Kshatriya): Xeon X5470 @ 4.0GHz | ZALMAN CNPS9500 | Gigabyte EP45-UD3L | 8GB Nanya DDR2 400MHz | XFX HD6870 DD | OCZ Vertex 3 Max-IOPS 120GB | Corsair CX430M (?) | HooToo USB 3.0 PCIe Card | NZXT H230 Case

 

Camera: Sony A7II (w/ Meike Grip) | Sony SEL24240 (better than most reviews say) | Sony SEL2870 (kit lens) | Sony SEL50F18F (meh, don't buy) | PNY Elite Perfomance SDXC cards

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2 hours ago, AbydosOne said:

I would try this package, but it looks like Avago/LSI may have EOL'ed the 9211 because I can't find it on the site.

 

Can you get into the pre-boot screen (Ctrl-C, I think, but it should show the keys while it's initializing) and see what the FW and BIOS versions are from there? I don't remember if you have to initialize the card for Windows to see it.

sorry i dont understand what you mean is the pre-boot screen control C thing.

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9 hours ago, Someguy133 said:

My 9207-8i is from ebay and is flashed to IT mode assuming I didn't accidentally mess it up.

The 9207-8i is an HBA (host bus adapter) there is no need to flash it to IT mode as that is the only mode it operates in from the factory...unless the seller did something funny with the firmware before selling it to you.

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10 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

The 9207-8i is an HBA (host bus adapter) there is no need to flash it to IT mode as that is the only mode it operates in from the factory...unless the seller did something funny with the firmware before selling it to you.

I recall stock is not IT mode which is why many sellers flash it in IT mode for a few extra bucks to save a hassle. thats how the 9211 was so i assumed the same was the case (googling lead me to believe that)

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37 minutes ago, Someguy133 said:

I recall stock is not IT mode which is why many sellers flash it in IT mode for a few extra bucks to save a hassle. thats how the 9211 was so i assumed the same was the case (googling lead me to believe that)

Thee SAS 9207-8i Host Bus Adapter, I could be wrong that the default mode of a HBA is not what we call IT mode but functionally if you don't need/want RAID function that's the default configuration of that card. No flashing required. It's not a RAID card.

 

I have no way of knowing if the seller flashed a non-stock firmware onto the card prior to selling it to you but did you test the card prior to flashing it yourself?

 

You should be able to re-flash it with the original firmware just a later version by following the link I provided.

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okay...a friend of mine got back to me and I am researching and testing his opinion and I will post back in a couple days when I get time but It is possible that the M.2 slot and PCI E slot glitch out for some reason.

 

So moving PCIe card down 1 slot might have solved it...which is bleeding fudging retarded.

 

I'll post more in a couple days

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On 3/31/2020 at 9:41 PM, Someguy133 said:

okay...a friend of mine got back to me and I am researching and testing his opinion and I will post back in a couple days when I get time but It is possible that the M.2 slot and PCI E slot glitch out for some reason.

 

So moving PCIe card down 1 slot might have solved it...which is bleeding fudging retarded.

 

I'll post more in a couple days

Depends on the motherboard. Sometimes the M.2 slots share lanes with the full size PCI_e slots where you can use the PCI_e slot or the M.2 but not both at once.

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