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Windows 2008 R2 64 Bit Driver for PERC H310 / H710 / H710P / H810 Controllers
Windows 2008 R2 64 Bit Driver for PERC H310 / H710 / H710P / H810 Controllers
Release Date 10/18/2012
Importance: Recommended

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Windows 2008 R2 64 Bit Driver for PERC H310 / H710 / H710P / H810 Controllers

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

See Install Instructions on how to upgrade to this package.


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Operating Systems
MS Windows 2008 R2

Applies to

  • Dell Device
  • PERC H310 Adapter
  • PERC H310 Embedded
  • PERC H310 Mini Blade
  • PERC H310 Mini Monolithic
  • PERC H710 Adapter
  • PERC H710 Mini Blade
  • PERC H710 Mini Monolithic
  • PERC H710P Adapter
  • PERC H710P Mini Blade
  • PERC H710P Mini Monolithic
  • PERC H810 Adapter

Fixes & Enhancements

1) Improve Sequential Write performance. 2) Interrupt handling asynchronous to submissions, using single DPC only when necessary. 3) Coalescing on a per-LD basic with simpler and faster SGL building. 4) Streamline IO path to avoid unnecessary calls to get physical addresses. 5) Single INF file that handles both x86 and x64 installations. 6) Support SRB_FUNCTION_FLUSH by translating to DCMD flush commands, with registry ("NoSrbFlush") switch to disable. 7) Added timer to adapter restart to avoid polling for firmware to be ready (causes exceptions if debugger is attached). 8) Changed calculation of BusyCount used when pausing input requests to use maximum of 25% of (maxrequests-4), with starting value of 10. 9) Removed unnecessary aborting of the AEN and MAP commands upon shutdown, but transition to ready for crash dump. 10) Fixed OCR to synchronize with MSI interrupts. 11) Wrap MSI message used if not enough queues supported, instead of defaulting to 0. 12) Added "NoBusyWait" registry switch to not call StorPortBusyWait() when submit queue is full (iMR products only), and instead just return IO BUSY with QUEUE_FULL. 13) Initialization timeout increase from 5 to 60 seconds. 14) Fixed shutdown/hibernate defects. 15) Checked NULL pointer before attempting coalescing. 16) Removed setting device queues for physical devices - path 0. 17) Added IOCTL for getting and setting driver parameters from userland. 18) Changed Registry MSIqueue depth to unsigned char.

Installation instructions

Performing the Driver Upgrade

Zip pack:

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.

Extract Files
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the 
   new file to unzip the download package.
2. Click Continue.
3. Specify the location to unzip the files.
4. Click on the OK button to extract files.
   After the files are extracted the message all files were successfully 
   unzipped will appear.
5. Click the OK button to exit from the installer.

1. Copy extracted files to media accessible to Windows.
2. Reboot system to Windows OS.
3. Follow Server Manager->Device Manager->Storage Controller, click on the PERC Controller.
5. Click on Update Driver Software and follow the prompts to update the driver.
4. Reboot system for changes to take effect.

Windows Update Package:

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.

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.

Please refer to the Release Notes or User Guide for additional installation information.            


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