Update jmicron add on card bios

hi there,

i recently bought an ultra pci-e x1 add on raid card (jmicron jmb363 raid card). the bios is 1.06.51. i want to flash the latest bios (1.07.00) but for the life of me i can't figure out how. i am a noob to flashing option rom bios. can anyone help me? what are the instructions to flash an add on card?

p.s. i discovered a program called free dos. it actually lets me get into the flash update utility (1.19) i got from jmicron website, but i am truly a dumb idiot when it comes to dos syntax. please help me!
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  1. It looks as if you will need the "rom update tool" and the newest jmb363_1.07 bios.

    ftp://driver.jmicron.com.tw/SATA_Controller/Option_ROM/

    Be sure you have the newest drivers installed first.

    ftp://driver.jmicron.com.tw/SATA_Controller/Windows/
  2. uh huh, i do have the latest driver and the update tool. i just can't seem to figure out how to do the process. i use a utility called freedos, it gets me to the dos program to update, but then i dont know what to do next. i dont know the syntax for dos or anything. could you help me?
  3. You don't need DOS. Just open a command prompt and run the 36xupd.exe file. Its in the zip file of the first link I have posted above.

    The bottom link I have above is to a zip file. There is a readme.txt file in there on how to use it.
  4. darkmillennium said:
    uh huh, i do have the latest driver and the update tool. i just can't seem to figure out how to do the process. i use a utility called freedos, it gets me to the dos program to update, but then i dont know what to do next. i dont know the syntax for dos or anything. could you help me?


    In DOS just write

    36xupd /w filename.bin

    and press enter
  5. And if you are running Win7 64 bit? Then what?
  6. It shouldnt matter if you are running Win 7 64 bit when you are trying to flash your jmicron 363.
    I'm wondering where to find the source file for the flash ? Is it the jraid.sys in c:\windows\system32\drivers ?
    I would reckon the file you would be updating would be a *.bin file , which i cant find .

    The thing in DOS syntax is that you need a target file( the original bin file), then a file ( in this case jmb363_1.07.28.bin) that will replace it.

    So my question is , where can i find the original *.bin file that needs to be updated ?
  7. There is no original BIN.

    Just use the command line suggested by Anonymous.

    As for whether the updater works in a DOS box inside a Windows environment, I can't answer that question. However, you should be able to copy all the files, including the BIN, to a bootable FreeDOS USB flash drive.

    Here is the embedded documentation for 36xupd.exe:

    E:\Junk\1.19>36xupd.exe

    DOS/4GW Protected Mode Run-time Version 1.97
    Copyright (c) Rational Systems, Inc. 1990-1994

    JMicron 36X/37X Update Flash Program Version 1.19

    Syntax:

    36xupd [/w ] [/r ] [/e ] [/s [w | r | e]] file_name

    filename Specifies a target file to update
    /w Update Option ROM [use SPI]
    /r Backup Option ROM [use SPI]
    /e Erase Whole Flash [use SPI] (without file_name)
    /s w Update SPI256
    /s r Backup SPI256
    /s e Erase SPI256 (without file_name)
  8. If i just type 36xupd.exe /w jmb363_1.07.28.binand press enter in the same folder as i have the bin file , it says " could NOT locate source file ".
  9. I suspect that FreeDOS is looking for a file name in 8.3 format. I don't believe that it understands long filenames.

    Try using the file's 8.3 short name ...

    JMB363~1.BIN

    Alternatively, try renaming the file to jmb363.bin.

    That said, it's your call as to whether the file and the procedure are the correct ones.
  10. I have same problem i also tried to update the firmware.I got the same Erroe "Could not loacate source file" tried to rename the bin file to jmb363.bin but i got the same error.Also with long names.Any Idea?
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