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Patched TRIM in RAID! (Former: RIVE 3301 Patched for TRIM in RAID!)

Nodens
Level 16
Ok what you've all been waiting for 😛 After an insane amount of coffee and tea consumption I'm proud to announce, TRIM under RAID!

HowTo:

1. Download my modded UEFI image: http://bit.ly/VXz2cI (Newer links below, read the enitre post:))
2. Download F6 11.7 driver from Intel here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=3449&DwnldID=22194&keyword="Intel+Rapi...
(EDIT: There are newer driver versions)
3. Flash UEFI image via USB Flashback method (EZ-Flash won't flash it..like any modded UEFI).
4. Force install the 11.7 driver via device manager/have disk (You can use other 11.x versions BUT 11.7 is a must if you use Win8 due to a gazillion Win8 fixes it includes..Also I don't suggest anything bellow 11.6 as it's not made with the specific OROM in mind..)
5. Reboot and rerun the Windows Experience Index assessment (Windows uses this to figure out if the drive is SSD or HDD). (For Win8.1, run "winsat formal" in admin command prompt).
6. Go ahead and Optimize the array 🙂

Special thanks to my testers: jezjohnson and broken pixel!!


Disclaimer: This is my own work and is unrelated to ASUS. Also I am not responsible if this eats your data or makes you grow hair on your forhead..It has been tested enough but you know how these disclaimers go:p

Notes:
a) If you are installing a new operating system on the array the F6 drivers could probably fail, in that case install with a 3.x F6 driver and once installation finishes force install 11.x via device manager as normal.

b) You do not need to rebuild your arrays. It works with existing arrays as they are:)


The is only one image from now on. It includes both the patched OROM and the lastest UEFI Driver (Binary images: 12.0.0.1783 provided by Pacman, 12.5.0.1815/12.6.0.1867/12.7.0.1910&1936 provided by asder00 ). When you use the one, the other is not used at all, so there's no point making 2 versions.


All files moved from dropbox to Necrosan's server. I want to take a moment to thank Necrosan for volunteering to host them and accomodating all my needs!


The thread was getting too big and I was getting banned from dropbox for traffic every now and then heh. So new format, each board has a folder with all the mods for the board inside. Earlier versions are only OROM modded. those that come in 2 versions (plain and +UEFI) have either the patched OROM in the first case or an updated UEFI driver in the later. Versions after those have both.

New mods will be announced here.

Latest Rampage IV: 4310, Sabertooth:4210, P9X79/-Deluxe/-Pro/:4210, P9X79-WS: 3401

Repository:
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RIVE: http://www.necrosan.com/rog/UEFI/RIVE/
RIVF: http://www.necrosan.com/rog/UEFI/RIVF/
RIVG: http://www.necrosan.com/rog/UEFI/RIVG/
Sabertooth X79: http://www.necrosan.com/rog/UEFI/Sabertooth_X79/
P9X79: http://www.necrosan.com/rog/UEFI/P9X79/
P9X79-Deluxe: http://www.necrosan.com/rog/UEFI/P9X79_Deluxe/
P9X79-Pro: http://www.necrosan.com/rog/UEFI/P9X79_Pro/
P9X79-WS: http://www.necrosan.com/rog/UEFI/P9X79_WS/
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Patched OROMs for self-modding: http://www.necrosan.com/rog/UEFI/patched_orom/
They would work for any X79 board.
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FAQ or Things you should read before asking questions

Q: Intel Toolbox is not working properly with this patch:
A: With this patch forget the Toolbox.

Q: How do I know if it working or not?
A: Installing Win8 and doing it's "Optimize" is the only verified method of triggering TRIM on demand. Anvil works for some drives and not for others on Win7. Most of the issues reported are with specific drives under Win7. To verify that the drives actually act upon the command you need to use the hex editor method as posted by Fernando here:
http://www.win-raid.com/t24f34-Easy-TRIM-test-methods.html
This method is the best for checking but it is a bit involved. A simpler approach for ordinary users is Trimcheck by CyberShadow: http://files.thecybershadow.net/trimcheck/
Source:https://github.com/CyberShadow/trimcheck

Q: My XYZ drive gets passed the command but the hex editor test shows TRIM has not been applied.
A: What drive controllers do with the command, depends on the drives.
If it doesn't work with your drives using this patch it would not work on ASRock and Gigabyte implementations as well and it's either a drive issue or Intel OROM/driver issue.

Q: Are there any drives /reported known to not work?
There is currently no drive known as not working.

NOTICE: Do not post ANY external links on this thread unless they point to Intel or a major manufacturer(drivers). I do not have time to personally verify any downloads other than the ones I make myself. Nor can I "police" the links in case they change to malicious targets at some point in the future. I can not support this unless I know exactly what's been flashed. Please respect this rule. I can not end up in a situation where I'm chasing an issue that doesn't exist because the user reporting it downloaded something else that may or may not be right.
If you want to send me new driver or OROM versions, use PM instead.
RAMPAGE Windows 8/7 UEFI Installation Guide - Patched OROM for TRIM in RAID - Patched UEFI GOP Updater Tool - ASUS OEM License Restorer
There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't!

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tistou77
Level 13
Nodens, if you can, you could update the OROM and UEFI driver with RST 12.7.0.1936?

Thanks 🙂
Sorry for my english 😄


Case: Lian Li A77F
MB: Rampage VI Extreme Encore
CPU: i9 10980XE
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB Royal 4x8Gb @4000 C16
GPU: EVGA RTX 2080ti XC Ultra
PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W
OS: Intel Optane 905P PCIe
DATA: Samsung 980 Pro
SOUND: Asus Xonar Phoebus

Nodens
Level 16
@Rassal: Is your boot device "Windows Boot Manager"?

@tistou77: Will update later tonight. I'm out of the city so I'm missing a few tools on this laptop (Only packed RealBench related stuff so I could provide urgent support while I'm away). I'm downloading the tools I need out of my linux server so I'll be able to do it later tonight.
Also please send me new versions via PM. The no external links rule on the thread still stands:)
RAMPAGE Windows 8/7 UEFI Installation Guide - Patched OROM for TRIM in RAID - Patched UEFI GOP Updater Tool - ASUS OEM License Restorer
There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't!

RealBench Developer.

Nodens wrote:
@Rassal: Is your boot device "Windows Boot Manager"?


Yes Nodens, i am booting on Windows Boot Manager. It's my 1st boot device.
Rampage IV Extreme (4802) + Core i7-3930K @ 4.3GHZ + Corsair H100i Push Config.
VCore = 1.33v | LLC = Auto | VTT = 1.10v | 2nd VTT = Auto | VCCSA = 1.10v | PLL = 1.78125v
G.Skill Ripjawz Z 32GB DDR3-1866 @ 1866 (8x4gb) Using XMP profile#1
Dual Corsair Force GT 120gb Raid-0 Sata 6G RSTe + 1TB WD Blue Sata 6G ASMedia
Dual Sapphire Radeon 6870 xfire - Cooler Master Cosmos II Case
PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 950w power supply.
Dell 2709WFP LCD Monitor (1920x1200) - Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Hey,,
i actually have the problem that i will Setup a Complete new Windows 8 X64 Pro on my
Clean Raid0 SSD Array. I Flashed my R4G with the Moddet Rom here in this Thread on Post 1.

If im starting Windows 8 X64 Setup, no drive are seen and a splash screen asks for a driver.
so i will chose so much differend drivers like RSTe and RST in much Different Versions.

Setup will show me the C600 Driver and after it looks like it will be installed i will get
every time a fail reporting so that no driver was found etc....

Installation in standard AHCI mode loads the driver automatic but not in raid mode.

someone can help me how i can install the drive for raid0 in windows8 setup ??

My System:
Asus Rampage IV Gene (FW: 4004 Mod)
Intel I7-3960X
2x 240GB Intel SSD 520
32GB Corsair Dominator
2x EVGA GTX680 with GOP Support

tistou77
Level 13
Ok Nodens, thanks 😉
Sorry for my english 😄


Case: Lian Li A77F
MB: Rampage VI Extreme Encore
CPU: i9 10980XE
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB Royal 4x8Gb @4000 C16
GPU: EVGA RTX 2080ti XC Ultra
PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W
OS: Intel Optane 905P PCIe
DATA: Samsung 980 Pro
SOUND: Asus Xonar Phoebus

Nodens
Level 16
Updated OP!
RAMPAGE Windows 8/7 UEFI Installation Guide - Patched OROM for TRIM in RAID - Patched UEFI GOP Updater Tool - ASUS OEM License Restorer
There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't!

RealBench Developer.

tistou77
Level 13
Thanks so much Nodens 😉
You also use your modded bios with the RIVE?
Sorry for my english 😄


Case: Lian Li A77F
MB: Rampage VI Extreme Encore
CPU: i9 10980XE
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB Royal 4x8Gb @4000 C16
GPU: EVGA RTX 2080ti XC Ultra
PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W
OS: Intel Optane 905P PCIe
DATA: Samsung 980 Pro
SOUND: Asus Xonar Phoebus

tistou77 wrote:
Thanks so much Nodens 😉
You also use your modded bios with the RIVE?


No I actually don't. I would if I had any drives connected to the Intel controller. But the only thing connected to it on my RIVE system is a DVD-RW drive. The 6 drives in my sig are part of 2xRAID5 arrays on my LSI controller. Since I work on this platform, some sort of redundancy is mandatory for me (eases the backup schedule heh) and Intel performance on RAID5 is meh considering it is entirely CPU bound for XOR parity calculations.

This is also the reason why I needed external testers while developing this:)
RAMPAGE Windows 8/7 UEFI Installation Guide - Patched OROM for TRIM in RAID - Patched UEFI GOP Updater Tool - ASUS OEM License Restorer
There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't!

RealBench Developer.

CappinCrunk
Level 7
Holy **** son!! You did it man, thank you so much.

I'm on a Sabertooth X79 3930k with 2 Intel 520 180gb SSD's in Raid 0 + TRIM BABY!!!!!

You really did it man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cx-ray
Level 12
Hi, I was just checking the RST driver version in Win 8 -> Device Manager. The driver Properties appear to state that I'm currently using a Microsoft driver. From what I remember in Win 7 it used to state iAStor etc. or does Win 8 just point to some kind of referrer/container thing?

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