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Latest driver and firmware for ASMedia ASM106x series

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I'd like to share with the world the latest driver and firmware for ASMedia ASM106x SATA controller series. It has been painful for me to find. ASM106x is the popular chipset for SATA III PCIe expansion (add-on) cards, RAID and M.2, such as: SilverStone ECS03, OWC Accelsior S, Delock, I/O Crest, Syba, StarTech, Ableconn and probably many more.

Firmware version is 190920_00_00_00 from 1/2020 and is intended ONLY for add-on cards (128KB). Motherboard integrated ASM106x uses a different kind of firmware (32KB).
Driver version is 3.2.3.0000 WHQL last updated on 12/2019 for compatibility with the recent build of Windows 10.
 

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You might want to be a bit more specific than "the latest". Please put the dates of the drivers when you post things like this, as otherwise they're quite pointless.
The firmware version doesn't add up to a date either.
Not trying to be rude here, but too many people claim things are "the latest" but without a date, it's not helpful.

Edit: Thanks for adding the dates.
 
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I had bsod with those, I have an add in card.

So have a backup. On station-driver site there were older firmwares also. If these are ar some secuirity fixes, it will end up as usually slower.
 

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I had bsod with those, I have an add in card.

So have a backup. On station-driver site there were older firmwares also. If these are ar some secuirity fixes, it will end up as usually slower.

I had a bad experience with the drivers and firmware from Station-Drivers. BSODs, drives failing to detect, and lock ups during POST.

The files above work perfectly with my Asmedia PCIe cards that shipped with firmware 140916 and above.
 

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You might want to be a bit more specific than "the latest". Please put the dates of the drivers when you post things like this, as otherwise they're quite pointless.
The firmware version doesn't add up to a date either.
Not trying to be rude here, but too many people claim things are "the latest" but without a date, it's not helpful.

Edit: Thanks for adding the dates.

To me they must be from official website not a 3rd party site...
 

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To me they must be from official website not a 3rd party site...
ASMedia don't have an official driver or firmware download option on their site...
I mean, I'm sure you can email them and ask nicely if they can send it to you, as they're pretty good guys based on my working experience with them...
However, a lot of companies don't provide drivers or firmwares, they expect you to go through the company that sold you the gear.
 

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ASMedia don't have an official driver or firmware download option on their site...
I mean, I'm sure you can email them and ask nicely if they can send it to you, as they're pretty good guys based on my working experience with them...
However, a lot of companies don't provide drivers or firmwares, they expect you to go through the company that sold you the gear.

I know that, however the likes of AMD, Nvidia, Intel, Via, SIS, Realtek all provide drivers.
 
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You've just reminded me of the semi-recently redesigned Realtek website. Real pleasure to download from :D
 

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You've just reminded me of the semi-recently redesigned Realtek website. Real pleasure to download from :D

The new Realtek website is a nightmare. Hard to navigate or search, downloads require email verification, and a reCAPTCHA that makes you question your own humanity in a level that you have to call your parents and ask for a birth certificate copy. Plus, they stopped publishing audio drivers on that awful website.
 
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Oh yea, where has the audio driver gone? Not updated in two years or something.
 

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Attached a more recent ones. Driver v3.3.5.0 from 6/2020 and firmware v200604_00_00_00 from 9/2020.

Firmware must be flashed from DOS. You can use Rufus to create a bootable USB with PC DOS.

If updating from an old driver, it will be wise to change to Standard SATA AHCI Controller before uninstalling.
 

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Attached a more recent ones. Driver v3.3.5.0 from 6/2020 and firmware v200604_00_00_00 from 9/2020.

Firmware must be flashed from DOS. You can use Rufus to create a bootable USB with PC DOS.

If updating from an old driver, it will be wise to change to Standard SATA AHCI Controller before uninstalling.

Where are you pulling them from?
 
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Why not link the page?
 

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Some Chinese company that make add-on cards keep updated files for their products.

Im wondering if this might be another viable source.
 

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Im wondering if this might be another viable source.
Its outdated stuff. Station-drivers is the closest to be viable but its in French and sometimes they shove unwanted files to the drivers.
 
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From personal experience the last drivers that work for Win 7 64 are the 3.3.3.0 (Z87-Z97 platforms) and Win 10 are the 3.3.5.0 (X99, Z390) and 3.3.3.0 (X79). I tried the 3.3.5.0's on the earlier platforms and got BSOD's, had to do image backup reinstalls for Win 10 X79's.
 

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When trying to update firmware via DOS, im getting an error saying "do not detect ASM 2106B". Is there an admin bypass command? Thanks

From personal experience the last drivers that work for Win 7 64 are the 3.3.3.0 (Z87-Z97 platforms) and Win 10 are the 3.3.5.0 (X99, Z390) and 3.3.3.0 (X79). I tried the 3.3.5.0's on the earlier platforms and got BSOD's, had to do image backup reinstalls for Win 10 X79's.
Have you tried Windows 10 on a Z97(i7-4790) platform?
 
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When trying to update firmware via DOS, im getting an error saying "do not detect ASM 2106B". Is there an admin bypass command? Thanks


Have you tried Windows 10 on a Z97(i7-4790) platform?
I had 10 Enterprise on a Z77 3770K rig for a few years, worked fine. I still have a very rarely used 6-core AMD Thuban setup with an early build of 10 Enterprise on it that works surprisingly well. Why are you trying to upgrade firmware?
 

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these firmwares are for asm1062 and not asm1061
 
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Without a changelog they meaningless to me, I dont flash blindly. But I am sure some will appreciate the sharing of the files.
 
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On station drivers site they list them after choosing 'submit date' as:

Asmedia ASM 1x6x...

Asmedia ASM 106x...

What differs between the two?

I purchased the following card so which would I choose?

 

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On station drivers site they list them after choosing 'submit date' as:

Asmedia ASM 1x6x...

Asmedia ASM 106x...

What differs between the two?

I purchased the following card so which would I choose?

Don't know this card but it appears to use ASM1061 and ASM1093. So it is likely to be 106x.
 
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