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Dell H310 Repeated flash Failure

helpdesk

#1

I’ve been banging my head against this for hours. My Dell H310 was in IR mode this whole time and smart wasn’t being passed through. I tried flashing the firmware via Freedos and EFI and so far am running into a wall of anger and nothingness.

Steps I found online were :

Freedos:
Pull and Save SAS address (done)
megarec.exe -writesbr 0 sbrempty.bin (fails, as the instructions say it will)
megarec.exe -cleanflash 0

Reboot into UEFI:
sas2flash.efi -o -f 6GBPSAS.FW (successful) Reboot to UEFI again
sas2flash.efi -o -f 2118it.bin (fails) - ERROR: Cannot flash IT firmware over IR Firmware!
Firmware Image Validation failed.

So I then try

sas2flash.efi -o -f 2118p7.bin (fails) - ERROR: Cannot flash IT firmware over IR Firmware!
Firmware Image Validation failed.

Then I try

sas2flash_p19.efi (sas2flash from the P19 folder of the LSI package) which fails same error.

I can successfully use

sas2flash_p19.efi -o -sasadd %sasaddress%

but at this point I’m stuck and my nas won’t boot.

What should I do next?

Edit: Still in IR mode, but the nas is alive!!! The urgency is greatly lowered at this point.


#2

Added ‘helpdesk’ tag so people know you need help.


#3

Thanks, Sorry I’m not super active lately and forgot about tags.


#4

It’s OK bro.

Glad to see you back.