Thinkstation D30 modded BIOS with NVMe boot support

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Thinkstation D30 modded BIOS with NVMe boot support

#1 Post by RMSMajestic » Tue May 10, 2016 4:29 am

Thinkstation D30 modded BIOS with NVMe boot support

flash at your own extreme risk.
I followed the tutorials on the internet and tried to do this.
This is my first time trying modding a BIOS. :oops:
I have NOT tested those :oops:
Not recommended trying unless you have a external programmer for BIOS recovery, or if you know how to recover BIOS by whatever means :oops:

Only works for D30 with MT 4353, 4354

Personally I think this one has higher chance of success
http://www119.zippyshare.com/v/9nPyjld8/file.html

Can also try this
http://www119.zippyshare.com/v/7NnAVkYt/file.html

You will be respondible for finding ways of flashing/ recovery yourself

I'll post a modded one for SNB D30 (MT 42xx) soon.

In fact, I have not yet tried my D30. only gonna see it tomorrow and won't have a chance to play around with it until next week.
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Re: Thinkstation D30 NVMe modded BIOS

#2 Post by erik » Tue May 17, 2016 6:49 pm

NVMe is already (unofficially) supported in the 435x D30 as a storage drive. Or, does this mod add boot support?
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Re: Thinkstation D30 NVMe modded BIOS

#3 Post by RMSMajestic » Sun May 29, 2016 9:00 pm

erik wrote:NVMe is already (unofficially) supported in the 435x D30 as a storage drive. Or, does this mod add boot support?
Yes hopefully.
I have not tested it.
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Re: Thinkstation D30 modded BIOS with NVMe boot support

#4 Post by RMSMajestic » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:12 pm

Tried modded the BIOS for SNB D30/C30 42xx and failed. Guess the EFI version matters. (2.3.1 is needed for UEFI boot)
Maybe after I graduate I will try to force flash the IVB D30 BIOS and see.
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