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NAUTILUS,DOS,A42
This is a general maintenance release for SAS and SATA drives. It is a re-release of the previous version with additional firmware updates.
Release Date 2/5/2013
Importance: Recommended
Version: SATA,A42 See Previous Versions

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Release Notes A42.txt

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Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 78KB

Previous Versions

SATA, A40
<ul><li><b>Vendor Version :</b> SATA</li><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A40</li></ul>
11/16/2012 4:07:34 PM
A5F0, A39
<ul><li><b>Vendor Version :</b> A5F0</li><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A39</li></ul>
10/25/2012 7:16:03 PM
SATA, A38
<ul><li><b>Vendor Version :</b> SATA</li><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A38</li></ul>
7/31/2012 9:22:45 PM
A37
<ul><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A37</li></ul>
7/24/2012 6:59:02 PM
SATA, A36
<ul><li><b>Vendor Version :</b> SATA</li><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A36</li></ul>
6/18/2012 7:11:37 PM

Description

This is a general maintenance release for SAS and SATA drives. It is a re-release of the previous version with additional firmware updates.

Level of Importance:Recommended

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Important Information

This update will not run if any of the following conditions exist 1. Any Virtual Disk that is not optimal. 2. A RAID container that is performing a Background Initialization or Consistency Check. 3. A Rebuild, Resync, or copyback function is taking place. 4. A RAID set that is Partially Degraded or in a Degraded state. This update will run on drives remaining in a RAID set that is in a Offline state.

Compatibility

Systems
Dell DR4000
Dell DX6000
Dell DX6012S
PowerEdge 1900
PowerEdge 1950
PowerEdge 1955
PowerEdge 2900
PowerEdge 2950
PowerEdge 2970
PowerEdge 840
PowerEdge 860
PowerEdge C2100
PowerEdge C2100
PowerEdge C6100
PowerEdge C6100
PowerEdge C6105
PowerEdge C6105
PowerEdge C6145
PowerEdge C6145
PowerEdge M1000E
PowerEdge M600
PowerEdge M605
PowerEdge M610
PowerEdge M610x
PowerEdge M710
PowerEdge M710HD
PowerEdge M805
PowerEdge M905
PowerEdge M910
PowerEdge R200
PowerEdge R210
PowerEdge R210 II
PowerEdge R300
PowerEdge R310
PowerEdge R410
PowerEdge R415
PowerEdge R510
PowerEdge R515
PowerEdge R610
PowerEdge R710
PowerEdge R715
PowerEdge R805
PowerEdge R810
PowerEdge R815
PowerEdge R900
PowerEdge R905
PowerEdge R910
PowerEdge SC 440
PowerEdge SC1430
PowerEdge SC1435
PowerEdge T100
PowerEdge T105
PowerEdge T110
PowerEdge T110 II
PowerEdge T300
PowerEdge T310
PowerEdge T410
PowerEdge T605
PowerEdge T610
PowerEdge T710
PowerVault MD1000
PowerVault MD1120
PowerVault MD1200
PowerVault MD1220
Precision 390
Precision 490 Desktop
Precision 690
Precision R5400
Precision T1500
Precision T3400
Precision T3500
Precision T5400
Precision T5500
Precision T7400
Precision T7500
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • Dell SAS/SATA Hard Drive

Fixes & Enhancements

See attached release notes.

Installation instructions

            
Download

1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Installation

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Read over the release information presented in the dialog window.
3. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the dialog window before proceeding.
4. Click the Install button.
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.



1) Click Download now.
The File Download window appears.

2) Click the Save button.
The Save As window appears.

3) Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

4) Click the Save button.
A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

5) If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.

6) Double click the Icon on your desktop for the newly saved file.
The Dell Bios Release Notes window appears.

NOTE: In order to create the Hard drive firmware update media using this package, this file must be downloaded to and executed on a system running Microsoft Windows. This package can be used to create a bootable USB flash drive, CD, or hard drive image.

Download

1. Select the download method you want to use to retrieve the file - either HTTP or FTP.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, read the agreement and then select either "I agree" or "I disagree".
3. When the File Download window appears, click Save.
4. From the Save As dialog, select a location and a file name then click "Save".
5. If a Download Complete window appears, click Close.

Hard Drive Firmware Media Creation

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click it to extract the diagnostic files and start the distribution application.
2. Verify that you have the correct diagnostic package by reviewing the information on the dialog box that appears then click Continue.
3. Specifythe location to unzip the files.
4. Click on the OK button to extract files. After the files are extracted, a message should appear indicating that all files were successfully unzipped.
5. Click the OK button to start the Hard Drive Firmware Package. Follow the on screen prompts to create the media desired.

CD Media Creation

1. Follow your CD writing software vendor's instructions to create a CD from the downloaded .ISO file. 

Note: If CD media is viewed using Windows explorer, only the file Booting.txt will be visible. This CD was created using hard-disk emulation.

Running the Hard Drive Firmware Update Utility

1. Insert the media you created.
2. Boot the computer. (You may have to configure the boot order in BIOS setup to boot the media you created before other devices.)
3. Follow the screen prompts to update your drive firmware.

There will be a readme.txt file for DDDP usage and a text file for drives affected in the location you selected to unzip the files that contains additional and late breaking information. If you need to run the Delivery Package again, you can run the file DDDP.exe from that same location.            
        

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MD5:
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Release Notes A42.txt
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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Release Notes A42.txt

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