I have been trying to wrap my head around this for days and I just haven’t been able to figure this out. I would like to add the EFI “SataDriver” to the bios on this board to support EFI boot from the Intel controller when it is in RAID mode. Can anyone tell me which module to insert here? As I understand it, the x79 and the c602 use the same one right? I do not necessarily need to create or manage the array from the bios, I can do that from the OS, but the boot SSD and the Raid 1 array are both going to be on the Intel controller.
The correct Intel "SataDriver" version depends on your current BIOS settings regarding the mode (RST or RSTe) of your on-board Intel SATA RAID Controller. Which version shows the Intel RAID Utility after having pressed CTRL+I while booting? Which Intel RST/RSTe RAID driver version uses your Intel SATA RAID Cotroller (right-click onto it > "Properties" > "Driver" >"Driver Details")?
Setting the Sata option to Raid, gives me the config utility while in legacy/csm mode. I have not attemted to install the os in raid mode while in legacy/csm so I have not gotten as far as to install drivers.
The config utility is: Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise - SATA Option ROM - 184.108.40.2069
I did attempt to extract the “Satadriver” from a gigabyte x79 based board (same version 220.127.116.119 )and insert it into this bios, but it was still unable to boot while in EFI. Nor did it add any raid config to the bios.
edit: also, I presume even this very old version will be able to pass TRIM commands to non-raid SSD’s right?
@tojoski : Since you obviously don’t have any experience with your C602 chipset system running in RAID mode, I recommend to do the following: 1. Insert the Intel RSTe “RaidDriver” BIOS module v18.104.22.1689 manually into the Volume 01 of your mainboard BIOS by using the AMI Aptio IV MMTool. 2. Update the Intel RSTe RAID ROM to v22.214.171.1249 by using the UBU Tool. 3. Flash the modded BIOS into the BIOS chip of your mainboard. If you want to benefit from the presence of the Intel EFI “RaidDriver” within the BIOS of your mainboard, you have a) to set the on-board Intel SATA Controller within the BIOS to “RAID” (will get the DeviceID DEV_2826), b) to create the desired RAID array from within the Intel RSTe RAID Utility and c) to install the OS in UEFI mode onto the RAID array. As Intel RAID drivers I recommend to use the Intel RSTe v126.96.36.1996 WHQL ones or the complete Intel RSTe Drivers & Software Set v188.8.131.526.
@tojoski : After having read your recent reports, I suspect, that the modded BIOS has not been properly flashed into the BIOS chip of your mainboard. Your system obviously still uses the old original BIOS.
It depends on the DeviceID of your currently running Intel SATA RAID Controller (it is either DEV_2822 or DEV_2826). You can check it by running the Device Manager, expanding the section "Storage Controllers", doing a right-click onto the listed Intel SATA RAID Controller and choosing the options "Properties" > "Details" > "Property" > "HardwareIDs".
If you want to use the “Intel(R) Smart Response Technology”, you need to install the related Intel RSTe Console Software. A driver alone cannot configure this feature. For details I recommend to read >this< article.