Drivers for a Syba SI-PEX 40071 PCIe 8 port RAID card?

I am looking for UEFI compatible RAID drivers for this card that support Windows 10. It is based upon a Marvell chip set, but I don’t know exactly which one. Is Station-Drivers the best place for Marvell drivers & software?

I am using a UEFI boot. Regardless of whether CSM is enabled or a secure boot is enabled, the C+M function to set up RAID does not work. Additionally, when I am doing a secure boot and I go into the BIOS, I get an error message about incompatible hardware.

I presume that the error message relates to a driver problem.

The current driver that I am using is Marvell MV-91xx/92xx SATA 6G Controller Version WHQL from the station-drivers web site.

Are there drivers that support a secure UEFI boot where I can use Cntl+M to set up RAID?

SYBA support has not be helpful with this issue, and the Marvell web site drivers have not been updated in many years.

Any information or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you.

@N602 :
The required RAID drivers (you can find the latest ones >here<) are always the same, no matter whether you are booting in LEGACY mode (using the MBR) or in UEFI mode (using GPT).
The only thing, which is different in LEGACY and UEFI mode, is the required RAID BIOS module (RaidOrom or EFI RaidDriver). If you are booting in UEFI mode, only the EFI RaidDriver will be loaded.
That is the reason why pressing C+M while booting didn’t work.
At first you should check, whether a matching Marvell EFI RaidDriver is within your mainboard BIOS. If yes, you should see the Marvell RAID Utility wihin the BIOS itself.
If there is no Marvell RaidDriver within the mainboard BIOS, you either have to insert it or to install the OS in LEGACY mode.

Thank you for the very prompt response and the additional clarification you added.

To my knowledge the motherboard BIOS does not contain a Raid Driver. No references to RAID in the BIOS screens.
I looked at the link you provided. I downloaded the drivers from your link and they were the same version as what I have currently installed,

I noticed in the Additional Remarks section that all of these drivers were for on-board controllers.
Since I am using a PCIe card, will the Marvell drivers work on the PCIe card?

Running the OS in Legacy mode is not an option, I need UEFI secure boot.

So just reading the words you wrote, I presume that I need to insert the correct driver into the BIOS.
Does that mean I will need to mod the BIOS to do the insertion?

Please explain or provide additional links for reference.

Thank you.

Probably yes, if the related INF file contains the HardwareIDs of the Marvell RAID Controller, which is within the add-on card.


A few months ago I looked into doing a BIOS mod to add NVME but decided to hold off due to the complexity of the process.
I presume that the same process would be used for the RAID mod as well.

I am using a ASUS P8CWS that has a plugin BIOS, so that will make the process easier, if I mess it up.

Are there any forum members that do this type of work for a fee? If so, please send me a pm.
I don’t mind trying new projects, but I just don’t have the time for another one at this point in time.

Could you provide me links relative in the BIOS Modding Guide section to this? A lot of them are quite lengthy. It is kinda like drinking from a fire hose!

Thank you.

Yes, the procedure is very easy and exactly the same, only the EFI module, which has to be inserted, is different.
The main problem may be to find a Marvell RaidDriver EFI module, which will fully support the Marvell RAID Controller of your add-on PCIe card.

I did see this thread: Firmware Update of the Marvell 91xx SATA Controller.

Any additional details you could provide would be appreciated.

Thank you.

@N602 :
Firmware and mainboard BIOS modules are different things. The Firmware of a Controller has to be flashed into the Controller Chip, whereas natively not present BIOS modules have to be inserted into the BIOS file.
You can find the “body” of a Marvell RaidDriver named mrvlraid.efi within the Files\Marvell folder of the UBU tool,but what you will need is a complete DXE Driver with an FFS extension.