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New P50 BIOS 1.28 with RAID option

2016-07-12, 11:47 AM

Lenovo has released a new UEFI-BIOS version today, version 1.28. Changelog:

 

Version 1.28
UEFI: 1.28 / ECP: 1.16
(New) Added Remote Secure Erase with Intel AMT support. 
(New) Added User Selectable RAID function. 
(New) Added Hard Disk password on RAID mode(Except NVMe SSD) 
(New) Support nVidia new Video Memory 
(Fix) Fixed an issue where 32-bit aplication might not work in command prompt.

Windows: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-P-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-P50/downloads/DS106108

 

Bootable CD: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-P-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-P50/downloads/DS106109

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Re: New P50 BIOS 1.28 with RAID option

2016-07-12, 12:36 PM

WOW! User Selectable RAID ?!  I love you man!

Any idea why it don't appear under Lenovo Companion app?

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Re: New P50 BIOS 1.28 with RAID option

2016-07-12, 13:20 PM

It takes some time until a very new update appears in the companion app.

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Re: New P50 BIOS 1.28 with RAID option

2016-07-12, 14:02 PM

Anyone tested this on a originally-non-raid system?  Did the RAID option magaically appear after BIOS upgrade?

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Re: New P50 BIOS 1.28 with RAID option

2016-07-12, 14:59 PM

Yes!. Raid option magically apper under Bios > Config! Time to backup and get two 4T SSDs =)

 

Any idea what is "Support nVidia new Video Memory"  ?

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Re: New P50 BIOS 1.28 with RAID option

2016-07-12, 17:06 PM

Thank you, Lenovo!
 
Is there an easy way to clone one drive into a RAID 0-configuration without having everything reinstalled?

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Re: New P50 BIOS 1.28 with RAID option

2016-07-12, 21:23 PM

adamtoday wrote:

 

Any idea what is "Support nVidia new Video Memory"  ?


If I had to guess, Nvidia probably added a new vendor of supported DRAM for graphics memory, and BIOS (or more specifically the NV OPROM) was being tweaked to make sure it could support that.  

 

Glad to see user selectable RAID support is finally starting to roll out.  I know that was a big frustration point.




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Re: New P50 BIOS 1.28 with RAID option

2016-07-12, 21:37 PM

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Is there an easy way to clone one drive into a RAID 0-configuration without having everything reinstalled?


Since Macrium Reflect can "clone" anything to anything and fully supports RAID configuration, I suggest using Macrium Reflect to assist your transition.

 

I'd suggest first taking a "system image" from your current one-drive setup out to an external USB 3.0 backup drive as an intermediate staging area for the 2-step process.  This can be done while operating under Windows.  Also be sure to create the USB-bootable standalone WinPE "rescue media" so that you can then boot to it later after you perform your hardware upgrade and BIOS configuration, and set up RAID.

 

Then perform your "hardware surgery", and create your RAID setup as necessary.

 

Then boot to the Macrium USB-bootable "rescue media" and restore the "system image" you just created from the external USB 3.0 drive to your new RAID target environment.

 

Should work.

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