Just building a new machine with the DX58SO2 MB. All works perfectly until I install a LSI SAS 9212-4i4e HBA ( http://www.lsi.com/channel/products/storagecomponents/Pages/LSISAS9212-4i4e.aspx http://www.lsi.com/channel/products/storagecomponents/Pages/LSISAS9212-4i4e.aspx ) to run a external tape drive. As soon as the HBA is installed (in any PCI-e slot) the machine will not post. It starts to boot up then hangs with a flashing cursor on the screen and displaying 'Eb' on the Status LED's (according the the manual this means 'Calling legacy option ROMs'). It is not possible to to BIOS Settings with the card installed so the only way to get the machine running again is to remove the card. Have tested the LSI HBA on three other MB's I have access to at the moment and it works perfectly in all of them.
There was an older BIOS on the board at the time of receipt and this displayed the same behaviour. I updated to current in an effort to fix the problem. HBA is running most recent BIOS and Firmware and I am confident there is no problem with it as runs perfectly in everything else I have to test with.
Relevant configuration is as follows:
Motherboard DX58SO2 - BIOS - 0779
CPU - i7 970 (no overclocking)
RAM - Corsair 24GB (6x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz DOMINATOR - XMP Profile Loaded
VIDEO - ATI Radeon HD 4350
Any asstance would be hugely appreciated. I have tried everything I can think of!
I have an LSI 9260-8i in an Intel DP55KG, I always upgraded the card's firmware to the latest version up until about Jan-Mar of this year, it is really a strange issue I have so I will try to break it out:
1. LSI-9260-8i w/8 x X25-E's (1.6 gigabytes/sec)
2. No issues upgrading the bios/firmware on the card for years (2008+)
3. Recently though, there was an update I had a VERY similar problem to what you had, the BIOS gets "stuck" at EB or around there, the WEIRD thing is though if I disconnected the drives, it BOOTS OK and lets me get into the BIOS, but then I cannot boot my array.
The FIX was to downgrade the firmware on the card using DOS in realtime mode to the previous version that worked, if you have an older firmware for it or you can find older ones online, I'd recommend flashing them down to lower revisions, start with the oldest one first and if it works, you're all set, if you continue to have problems, continue to flash to see if there are any versions that work. Also, make sure your motherboard is at the latest version as well.
If you need the flash procedure let me know (for the LSI board), it is not easily found and its not what you'd think.
Thanks for the suggestion. The LSI shipped with Version 7 and I have taken it up to Version 9. Neither of these work in the DX58SO2 and so far as I can tell are the only two versions of BIOS/Firmware released for the card.
Interesting, I have overnight tried the LSI card in my DX58SO at work and it works perfectly. Have now tried two DX58SO2 boards and both of them hang on post. Seems the problem is exlusive to the DX58SO2.
I'm having exactly the same problem with that board and an LSI 9240-4i controller. After updating the firmware to the current one, the machine hangs at startup and the POST-LEDs display "58". The controller works fine on another old serverbord from Intel but NOT on a second Intel Desktop board we had lying around. Weird.
They certainly were in my example. I tried every possible combination of BIOS/Firmware on both the Card and the MB and nothing I could do would get the machine to post. Eventually chucked the DX50SO2 and replaced it with a ASUS Rampage III Extreme which has worked fine. Also solved the problem i mentioned in this post /message/129280# 129280 http://communities.intel.com/message/129280# 129280 which I was also unable to resolve.There are clearly some quirks with the DX58SO2!
I thing that's the intel MB bios problem, I checked my 9260-8i(firmware ver 1197 and 1242) on DX58SO and DX58SO2, The same problem:hang on boot screen.
But the lsi adapter worked on supermicro x8da6 and XPS730, the problem not solved untill now. If you want the adapter work fine, I thing you may downgrage your lsi firmware to 1094, I will be good condition on work!
you can download the earlier firmware from this link:http://www.lsi.com/support/products/Pages/MegaRAID%20SAS%209260-8i.aspx http://www.lsi.com/support/products/Pages/MegaRAID%20SAS%209260-8i.aspx
Same problem here!
DX58SO2 (BIOS 0876), Mainboard HW version is: AAG10925-205
Tested LSI 9260-8i and LSI 9260CV-8i.
Intel BIOS 0876, 0724 and 0603 do not boot with LSI 0073.
Intel BIOS 0876 does not boot with LSI 0048, 0073 and 0077.
BIOS boot code 58.
Intel BIOS 0876 does boot with LSI 0036 (very old!).
I can also confirm that DX58SO2 with BIOS version 876 works with LSI MegaRaid SAS 6Gbps 9260-8i with firmware package version 12.12.0-0036 (firmaware version 2.120.13-1094 from Dec 3, 2010).
I tried with newer LSI firmware, but that never worked, system doesn't POST.
Even though 0036 firmware works, I had to disable the on-board Marvel controller in the DX58SO2 BIOS. After jiggling around for a day I again enabled the Marvell controller and now all seems to work. Don't know why (but could be due to that I afterwards also installed an Asus U3S6 HBA, which is also based around a Marvell chip).
To summarize, I have:
- ATI Sapphire video card 5450 (passive cooling)
- LSI MegaRaid SAS 6Gbps 9260-8i (without BBU) firmware 0036
- Asus U3S6 HBA
- 24GB RAM
- i7-950 3GHz quad-core
OS is WIN-7 x64 Pro with VMWARE Workstation 8.01
Some more info about a conflict between my LSI 9260-8i MegaRaid card and the onboard DX58SO2 Marvell 88SE9128 SATA controller:
If a disk is connected to any of the 2 Marvell 6Gbps SATA ports, then during boot, the bios of the LSI card doesn't load and the system goes into endless reboots. If no disks are connected to the Marvell SATA ports during boot, then systems boots fine into WIN7-64bit-Pro SP1. After WIN7 startup, I can then connect disk(s) to any of the Marvell SATA ports and use these disks from WIN7.
Has anybody else observed similar behaviour?
As mentioned in my previous post, I am running latest 876 bios on the DX58SO2 and (old) firmware 0036 on the LSI card.
Do you have the possibility to test your 9260-8i with DX58SO2 bios 0888 and LSI Package 12.12.0-0090?
I upgraded my DX58SO2 from 0876 to latest bios 0888, which came out a few days ago (see my post /thread/27775?tstart=0 http://communities.intel.com/thread/27775?tstart=0).
The new motherboard bios works fine with the (very old!) LSI package version 12.12.0-0036, although I have been using my system for 1 day only, so it's early days. But since this is now my main system it's not easy to test new LSI firmware. Perhaps you have the possibility?
Incidently what OS are you using? And which corresponding LSI driver version?
Never mind Fx. Throwing all caution aside, I upgraded my LSI 9260-8i firmware to Package version 12.12.0-0090.
I can confirm that the combination DX58SO2 bios 0888 with LSI MegaRaid 9260-8i firmware Package version 12.12.0-0090 works!!!
I can confirm that the combination DX58SO2 bios 0888 with LSI MegaRaid 9260-8i firmware Package version 12.12.0-0090 works, too!!!
@ toad096: ...sorry, I've missed to answer your post.
Fx, No problem.
But I have a new intermittent problem: the USB keyboard doesn't work after wake-up from S3 sleep. A reboot is required. The USB mouse works fine. Perhaps the new 0888 bios is the reason or the many updated drivers I also installed. I might create a new thread, since this is not related to this thread about LSI HBA.
FX & TOAD096,
I thank you for posting the good news about the LSI HBA. I have been putting off gettin an LSA card because of all the reported problems with them on the DX58SO2 - but now I think I will take the plunge.
Couple of quick questions:
- which slot do you have the card installed in ?
- I am undecided between the 9260-8I or the 9265-8I - any advice ?
BTW TOAD096 - I am running BIOS 888 with wireless KB & Mouse (Logitech - both connected via a unifying receiver) and have had no issues since upgrading. Win 7 64bit Pro SP1 with latest fixes and all drivers at latest released levels.
Thanks in Advance
The slot is a don't care. However I put the graphics device to slot H. A frame grabber to slot D and the LSI to slot F.
IMHO 9260 should be enough, since the bottleneck is the disc drives.
Thanks for the info on your keyboard & mouse!
Slot H (this slot is closest to CPU): LSI 9260-8i
Slot F: Sapphire 5450 video card (passive cooling)
Slot D: Asus U3S6 HBA (this card provided 2 additional SATA 6 Gbps and 2 USB 3 ports)
The 9260 is sufficient for spinning HDDs, but I would go for the 9265 for SSDs in RAID-0. These 2 websites contain a lot of info on LSI RAID and SSDs:
Toad & FX
Thanks for the info. Just want to avoid as much pain and frustration as possible doing this upgrade.
I will be using it for SSD's - 120GB Wildfires in RAID 0. Will keep my Hitachi spinners on the Intel SATA II ports.