I bought an HP P410 SAS/SATA controller that I use with an ASUS UEFI BIOS mainboard. As the firmware was extremely old I flashed it to the latest version available (Sept. 2014) from HP in Win7-64.
After the flash the pc hung, it only showed that the controller was initializing, sometimes it would boot after about 10 minutes, but it did not see any disks. I have also tried in other machines without
I have managed to get a new controller, but I am not too keen on flashing the firmware and destroying it, will it be better to flash it in a Legacy BIOS based machine? Or should I flash it using Linux?
The whole thing seems very strange as HP says the P410i has recoverable BIOS in case the flash fails.
Any help will be highly appreciated.