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  1. Sorry, I was too vague. My contact is the SAS9211-8i. But I see that’s the flashing can go both ways. Thanks.
  2. Can this card be flashed back to IR mode from IT mode?
  3. I do recall poking around in the notes and seeing a flash all command.
  4. Read this thread for the last 3 or so pages. I was helped by Fireball3. There was, for me, a lot of confusing information that needed to be boiled down. And I still don't have a clear idea of which steps I really needed. @Fireball3, what was the shorted path through what I just did? Jeff
  5. I just did exactly that, i.e. I flashed the firmware to IT mode and in the process removed the boot BIOS.
  6. The last operation it executed was to dump the card info. I'm good. Again, thanks for your help ... and patience. Jeff
  7. That worked!!! The card is operational in IT mode and unRAID now sees all of the attached drives. Good grief. Thanks for your help1 Jeff
  8. Will try that. I had ran 1.nsh and it seemed to successfully list the card info. Somewhere it wanted to flash with Dell file and I did not do that. Now rebooted to EFI. will try 6.nsh.
  9. I was able to navigate around EFI mode and I think I reflashed the BIOS. But I was not able to flash the SAS address. Apparently when I ran 1.bat it did not pull and save info from the card. Jeff
  10. WoooHOOO, I might need to delay Happy Hour to try this!
  11. fsx: ? Eff Ess ex colon .. ?
  12. When I booted to the EFI interface, there was a list of drives(?). Following this instruction " Select your drive by typing "FSx" with x being the drive letter of your USB drive. e.g. FS0, FS1" got me "unknown command" etc. So I was not able to access the needed files on the stick to accomplish anything. I will note that, using the boot USB instructions/files included with the download gave me a few "overwrite/don't overwrite" options when I unzipped the files to the already-prepared DOS boot stick. Should there have been any overwrites?
  13. Thanks. I tried the DOS method again and got one of the BATs to work. Unfortunately, it was the one that wiped the ROM of the card. Doh! So I am looking forward to getting back at this task! Jeff
  14. I used the info/files in your "latest" update. UEFI USB got me a UI I didn't recognize, so I changed the boot to non-UEFI. That got me a failed procedure, so I was going to try the UEFI method. I was able to boot to the EFI interface ... now I need to read what I need to do when there. madberg's post(s) lead me to maglin's. Deeper down the rabbit hole I go ...

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