Need help to mod the BIOS of an HP xw6600 Workstation

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Devilman1, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Devilman1

    Devilman1 MDL Novice

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    I recentrly bought an HP xw6600 workstation to build a mediacenter, but the new Wester Digital RED 4 Tbyte hard drive is seen in BIOS as 1.8 Tbyte HD and so also Windows read it as a 1.8 Tbyte HD.
    Using Partiotn manager I was able to format it up to 4 tbyte because it saw it correctly, but when I copied more than 1.8 Tbyte alla the file went corrupted.

    So I want to update the SATA controller ROM with this one that should be newer: Intel AHCI ROM v1.20E https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=5014229b9e752333&id=5014229B9E752333!1037&authkey=!AGPcINDiW0pgQ4I

    but I wasn't able to open the BIOS (http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp59001-59500/sp59217.exe).

    Which program should I use?
     
  2. Devilman1

    Devilman1 MDL Novice

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    I just found that the BIOS Family is 786F4