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Incorrect negotiated link speed on SROMBSASMP2 RAID Controller

Hi,

I have a server based on Intel SR1625URSASR platform with SROMBSASMP2 RAID Controller on board. Corresponding to documentation, this RAID controller supports link speed up to 6Gbps. I set up RAID5 using 4 SATA3 HHDs Seagate ST9500620NS. All works fine, but RAID Web Console 2 shows that negotiated link speed for each HDD is 1.5 Gbps. So, SATA3 HDDs now operating as SATA1.

Can I trust the readings from RAID Web Console? What is the problem?

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No the active midplane doesn't support 6Gbps. It's 3Gbps only. Have you tried to upgrade the http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21726&ProdId=3068&lang=eng SROMBSASMP2 Hardware RAID firmware and the http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19650&ProdId=3068&lang=eng SR2625_1625UR Backplane HSC Firmware?

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Thanks for your advice! After the raid firmware update negotiated link speed became 3 Gbps.

It's not critical now, but I can't apply http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19650&ProdId=3068&lang=eng SR2625_1625UR Backplane HSC Firmware update. In EFI Shell I receive following error after startup.nsh execution:

Loading IPMI driver: .\ipmi.efi

IPMI Driver is not initialized..

When I try to manually load ipmi.efi using shell command load ipmi.efi, it loads successfully, but subsequent execution of startup.nsh stops with an error

assertion "tmp != NULL" failed: file "sys\open.c", line 171

I'll be grateful for any help in solving this problem.

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Employee
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Did you extract the correct files to your USB drive? The name of the batch file is x625HSC217.nsh, not startup.nsh.

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I'm very sorry. Of course, name of startup file is x625HSC217.nsh. I mean x625HSC217.nsh. I updated 2 servers in one evening

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Employee
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OK that's weird... I'll try it next week.

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I tried to upgrade to HSC 2.17 today, no issue seen. What's your BIOS/Firmware version? Update to http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21640&ProdId=3068&lang=eng 61;60;26 if you haven't done so.

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