Had a Dell perc h310 I wanted to use for a Truenas install. Absolutely stellar writeup that gave me enough confidence to cross flash the dell card instead of ordering a different model already LSI branded. Worked perfectly by following this guide.
Thank you very much Stilez for this amazing guide. It was pretty much trouble free to crossflash. Just a couple of small comments:
1. FreeDOS already creates some of the files and when you overwrite them from the zip file you may get some errors like command not found or something. This could be a bit clearer
2. Booting from a disk within the HBA requires to flash the boot roms. I read the guide multiple times and I didn't find it quite so apparent. So after crossflashing the HBA the disks were not visible in the BIOS when I hadn't flashed the roms. I think it could be stated in a more explicit/clear way.
WOW! Awesomely thorough guide - I wish I followed this from the start and didn't waste several evenings running into dead ends wiping, flashing, re-flashing, re-wiping, etc... Thank you for putting this together and explaining the background and reasoning for having to follow the steps so specifically. My Dell H310 is now a LSI 9211-8i P20 in IT mode finally! (I suppose I have to finally start my "real" project now, lol)
Really good guide! I had a few questions which you have answered - one about the UEFI BSD.
Also, agree with you about these cards being bullet proof. I thought that I had bricked my Dell PERC H200E 12DNW. I tried flashing many times to cross flash to LSI 9200-8e and eventually I sorted it by running Megarec.exe -cleanflash again.. Thank you for your time to share
Hello! New To This Forum, but was looking for a guide to help a friend Flash his 9211 Card I just had him buy, because I didn't have time to walk him through the process, and I found this guide to be INCREDIBLY informative and exactly what he needed! So awesome guide.
However, as a pedantic point, I just had to point out, I am sorry I just couldn't stop myself to signing up to this forum just to say this, I just felt compelled to fix this one small point.
PCIE Gen 1 is 2.5GT/s (or GigaTransfers a Second) which after the 8/10 Encoding works out to 250MBps per Lane. PCIE Gen 2 is 5GT/s, which works out to 500Mbps Per Lane. Your Guide says that PCIE Gen 2 is capable of 250GBps per lane, which is actually about 500 times faster then PCIE Gen 2 is capable of.
In the grand scheme of this guide, this is really an irrelevant point, as this guide is still one of the best cross flashing resources I have seen on the net, but I still could not stop myself from pointing that out. Sorry, character flaw I know...
Anyways, Awesome fricking guide, thank you for making it, you have literally saved me a nights work that I rather take off to play WOW Classic. Have a great night!