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BHarr8
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NUC8i7HVK BIOS release notes typo.

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https://downloadmirror.intel.com/29832/eng/HN_0063_ReleaseNotes.pdf

A while back I noticed that the RAID ROM was listed as being upgraded in BIOS 0044 from 15.9.0.1015 to 16.0.2.3402.

Then in BIOS 0052 the RAID ROM is listed as version 15.9.0.1015 and all subsequent release notes say the same including the current 0063 build.

I figured there was an unlisted downgrade so I went to double check but indeed the RAID ROM is version 16.0.2.3402. I took the BIOS apart in a UEFI tool to check the modules and they are indeed 16.0.2.3402.

I looks like whoever is making these release notes made a copy and paste error in version 0052 and has been making the same error ever since.

As a related question, is there any chance that the NUC8i7HVK will be getting family 17 or 18 family RAID ROM support? I am seeing that the generation 18 drivers have been released and they work with the NUC8i7HVK, I am currently using them.

I checked my NUC8i3BEH and it is using RAID ROM 17.8.0.4507. Its kind of annoying that my low end gen 8 NUC is getting better support than my premium gen 8 NUC.

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Ronny_G_Intel
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Hi BHarr8,

We have updated the BIOS release notes to fix the error in the SATA RAID version - should be 16.0.2.3402 since version 0044.

Thanks for reporting.

 

Regards,

Ronny G

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AndrewG_Intel
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Hello BHarr8


Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.

Please allow us to look into these concerns and we will be updating this thread as soon as we have more details available.


Best regards,


Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


MRoss5200
New Contributor III
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I would assume there was some issue with RAID OpRom version 16 that required it be reverted back to version 15.

One thing to remember is HVK uses a 7th Gen Kaby Lake CPU and BEH uses an 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU. Different CPU families and chipsets, so they may require different major RAID OpRom versions. Backporting a newer version to an older chipset may not be possible.

BHarr8
New Contributor III
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Please re-read my post.

The module has NOT been reverted. You can open the BIOS and clearly see the generation 16 modules.

This is a typo in the documentation.

I will grab some screen shots to make this a bit more clear.

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BHarr8
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MRoss5200

Here are the modules in 0059 and 0063, clearly generation 16.

59.jpg63.jpg

Ronny_G_Intel
Moderator
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Hi BHarr8,

We have updated the BIOS release notes to fix the error in the SATA RAID version - should be 16.0.2.3402 since version 0044.

Thanks for reporting.

 

Regards,

Ronny G

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