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need help setting up lsi 9260-4i uefi boot

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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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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?

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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

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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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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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