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#1 bigcid10

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 03:12 PM

hello,I need some help setting up a lsi megaraid 9260-4i

I run windows 8.1 x64 with uefi boot

asus mainboard P9X79 Defuxe bios 4603

I already setup a raid 0 in MRS software in windows with 2 sata 1tb drives just for storage

but I have no Idea how to configure it on bootup

I want to put my windows 8.1 raid 0 array(2 kingston hyperX3k240 R0) that is running on the intel onboard controller

but I need help doing it.I have the system image stored on a sata drive so I just dump it from windows 8 repair disk

can someone help me with the process?  TIA,bigcid10

 

edit: the card has the lastest bios and according to support it can do eufi boot 

I just am used to those easy mb raid controllers

 

 

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Edited by bigcid10, 09 February 2014 - 03:14 PM.

IB-E 4930 @4.5GHz
asus P9X79 Deluxe
Corsair H100
32gb ram corsir vengance 2133 4X8GB
Coolermaster silent pro1000 PS
Powercolor AX9 R9 290OC 
2 viewsonic vx2753mh monitors  
2 Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB ssd (R0)for OS on intel raid 
corsair 800D
SB ZXR | Logitech Z-5500
Windows 8.1 x64 mce 

#2 Kevin OBrien

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:14 PM

So what is the problem? Is the RAID card not showing up as an available boot option in the BIOS? Also have you set the flag for the VD on the RAID card to be set for being bootable?


#3 bigcid10

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:26 PM

no,it would not show up as a bootable option ,but I can understand this because there is no OS on it to boot from

I would like to add another array that will be bootable(windows),but I don't know the process to configure(add)

another VD from the boot utility,Thank you


Edited by bigcid10, 09 February 2014 - 07:26 PM.

IB-E 4930 @4.5GHz
asus P9X79 Deluxe
Corsair H100
32gb ram corsir vengance 2133 4X8GB
Coolermaster silent pro1000 PS
Powercolor AX9 R9 290OC 
2 viewsonic vx2753mh monitors  
2 Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB ssd (R0)for OS on intel raid 
corsair 800D
SB ZXR | Logitech Z-5500
Windows 8.1 x64 mce 

#4 snahl

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:41 PM

Had similar issue with an ASUS P8P67-Deluxe. Couldn't get the LSI-9260-4i properly recognized by the UEFI BIOS.

After a few days trial-and-error, LSI support, reasearch etc. I eventually I gave up on this and now use an SSD as boot device.

Once a week I pull an image from that SSD with Acronis true image (the restore procedure has been successfully tested - so I am safe).

 

I assume/suspect that ASUS-UEFI-Bios and LSI-9260 for some reason don't like each other.

 

Hope this helps.


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#5 bigcid10

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:49 PM

I spoke with LSi tech support and the said it supported uefiand in the list of files that came in the firmware it shows a uefi firmware file

that's why I'm confused

I don't know how to access the raid config  on boot to setup a new array 


IB-E 4930 @4.5GHz
asus P9X79 Deluxe
Corsair H100
32gb ram corsir vengance 2133 4X8GB
Coolermaster silent pro1000 PS
Powercolor AX9 R9 290OC 
2 viewsonic vx2753mh monitors  
2 Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB ssd (R0)for OS on intel raid 
corsair 800D
SB ZXR | Logitech Z-5500
Windows 8.1 x64 mce 

#6 snahl

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:00 PM

same here, tech support told me the same. still no success.

That's why I gave up.

sorry, not really any help.


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#7 Kevin OBrien

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:37 PM

Load up the pre-boot LSI configuration menu during post (I think its like CTRL+H... whatever it says as its detecting the drives). From that menu there is an area to select VDs for boot order and which ones are bootable. If there is none set the BIOS won't get prompted so you need to set it.


#8 bigcid10

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

I will give it another shot tomorrow and report back,thanks


IB-E 4930 @4.5GHz
asus P9X79 Deluxe
Corsair H100
32gb ram corsir vengance 2133 4X8GB
Coolermaster silent pro1000 PS
Powercolor AX9 R9 290OC 
2 viewsonic vx2753mh monitors  
2 Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB ssd (R0)for OS on intel raid 
corsair 800D
SB ZXR | Logitech Z-5500
Windows 8.1 x64 mce 

#9 bigcid10

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:50 PM

ok,here's the deal.

I got it to work in uefi mode 

process goes like this

asus board, take it out of uefi mode then

hit f8 on start to get to moot menu

hit enter on lsi raid card

then it will open the raid setup program

after that go back into bios and turn on uefi boot

after youreboot got back into uefi bios and you will see a tab for the lsi raid card

 

edit : while I was tapping the f8 key when the lsi screen came up I hit cntrl+w 

after which the boot menu came up and I selected the lsi raid controller 


Edited by bigcid10, 10 February 2014 - 07:45 PM.

IB-E 4930 @4.5GHz
asus P9X79 Deluxe
Corsair H100
32gb ram corsir vengance 2133 4X8GB
Coolermaster silent pro1000 PS
Powercolor AX9 R9 290OC 
2 viewsonic vx2753mh monitors  
2 Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB ssd (R0)for OS on intel raid 
corsair 800D
SB ZXR | Logitech Z-5500
Windows 8.1 x64 mce 

#10 bigcid10

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:16 PM

well now that I got through that fiasco,I having to do a fresh install as windows wouldn't let me do a image restore on the newly setup raid

array,after all said and done ,I find that the performance isn't up to par with the intel onboard raid

I'm getting about 10-15 percent increase over single drive performance (550-625MBps) versus 550-1200MBps with intel setup

Is there anyway to use single drives on the LSI megaraid 9260-4i .I know jbod is not supported ,but I read something about making spares or something like that

thanks,bigcid10


IB-E 4930 @4.5GHz
asus P9X79 Deluxe
Corsair H100
32gb ram corsir vengance 2133 4X8GB
Coolermaster silent pro1000 PS
Powercolor AX9 R9 290OC 
2 viewsonic vx2753mh monitors  
2 Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB ssd (R0)for OS on intel raid 
corsair 800D
SB ZXR | Logitech Z-5500
Windows 8.1 x64 mce 

#11 bigcid10

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:45 AM

Oh,lsi tech instructed me how to setup the single drive r0 array,thanks


same here, tech support told me the same. still no success.

That's why I gave up.

sorry, not really any help.

read post #9 ,I can help you if you need it


IB-E 4930 @4.5GHz
asus P9X79 Deluxe
Corsair H100
32gb ram corsir vengance 2133 4X8GB
Coolermaster silent pro1000 PS
Powercolor AX9 R9 290OC 
2 viewsonic vx2753mh monitors  
2 Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB ssd (R0)for OS on intel raid 
corsair 800D
SB ZXR | Logitech Z-5500
Windows 8.1 x64 mce 



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