I'm hosting the Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe 1013 BIOS with added v4.2.83 Sil3112 (SATA) BIOS.
It's an improved and updated BIOS for Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboards. Lastest BIOS released by Asus (published in 2004/11/19, I'm writing this on October 2008) has problems with big SATA hard drives (>250GB) and multiple drives.
I discovered that when I bought my new (old now) SATA HD: one Seagate 7200.10 with 320GB; I previosly had another Seagate SATA HD (7200.7 200GB) which worked flawlessly. With the new big harddrive these symptoms appeared:
Silicon Image had already released an update for its SiI3112 controller BIOS, but Asus didn't release updates any more... So I had to do the job and create a self-made BIOS with updated SATA controllers.
Über bios are based on Demoulous' "Uber Bios 1013 for A7N8X-E Deluxe SATA Enhanced" but adding the new SATA BIOS (v4.2.50 on lastest Demolous modded bios I could found at 17-02-07, v4.2.83 on my modded BIOS).
Trats bios are based on Trats 1T/2T bios adding the new SATA BIOS (v4.2.79 on lastest Trats I could found, v4.2.83 on my modded BIOS). Both CPC on (1T) and CPC off (2T) versions are included on the same package.
I’m offering these Bios to anybody on my situation that does not want (or fears) to mess with the Bios modules and CBRom. Both BIOS versions (v4.2.79 SATA and v4.2.83 SATA ones) have been tested on my computer. If you want, you can read more on nForcersHQ Forum.
Somebody (xxsawer at nForcersHQ) asked me long ago for a way to build his own BIOS with updated modules.
The truth is that the motherboard BIOS (the chipset bios) is made from a base BIOS 'basic input output system' plus some 'pluggable' modules (just like an operating system has programs).
The SATA Controller BIOS is just one of those module. You can detach such module from a BIOS ROM file, attach a new (updated) one, and then flash your motherboard with your 'improved' BIOS.
You can use a program like CBROM for editing the BIOS ROM file modules.
It's a command-line tool, so you should download your motherboard bios (ex. C18E13US.BIN) and the new sata bios (ex. 4284.bin) files to the same folder and do something like this from a command line:
(0. CD C:\cbrom-folder (or whatever folder you used))
Anyway, before doing anything dangerous, I would advice you to take a look at nForcersHQ Forum and search for CBROM :)