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Seagate SAS6 ST3300657SS, ST3450857SS and ST3600057SS firmware version ES65
This release contains firmware version ES65 for Seagate SAS6 (15k rpm 3.5 SAS) 300GB, 450GB and 600GB Hard Drives. Vendor model numbers ST3300657SS, ST3450857SS and ST3600057SS.
Release Date 9/26/2012
Importance: Optional
Version: ES65,A06

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Description

This release contains firmware version ES65 for Seagate SAS6 (15k rpm 3.5 SAS) 300GB, 450GB and 600GB Hard Drives. Vendor model numbers ST3300657SS, ST3450857SS and ST3600057SS.

Level of Importance:Optional

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

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. There is an architectural constraint with Dell DUP HDD firmware update utility, related to system memory utilization, which is typically encountered on systems with minimal system memory, memory-intensive configurations, multiple RAID controllers, or memory-intensive applications. This issue is typically reported as - The operation was not successful because the device buffer write has failed. And will result in an aborted attempt to update firmware on the identified HDD. Error codes associated with this failure mode include 8009 and 8017. Once an error is detected, the update session is aborted. There is no data integrity or data availability risk associated with this issue. Subsequent attempts to update the HDD firmware may succeed, particularly if system resources are freed up.

Compatibility

Systems
External OEMR R320
External OEMR R410
External OEMR R420
External OEMR R510
External OEMR R520
External OEMR R720
External OEMR R720xd
External OEMR T320
External OEMR T420
External OEMR T620
External OEMR XL R520
External OEMR XL R720
External OEMR XL R720xd
PowerEdge T320
PowerEdge T420
PowerVault DL2200
PowerVault DL2200 CommVault
PowerVault MD3600i
PowerVault NX3200
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • Seagate (Cheetah 15K.7) SAS 600GB 15K RPM

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes / Enhancements: Improved error handling Improved Read Streaming Performance Improved Sequential Write Performance Resolved rare issue that could cause hang when using dual ports Resolved a performance issue with sequential workloads with low queue depth Resolved issue that could cause drive detection issues when attached to expander Resolved issue create new array when BGI takes longer to run on drive with prior data

Installation instructions

            
Dell Update Package 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.            
        

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