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Maxtor Cobra 10K U320 36GB 68 Pin, Cobra 10K U320 36GB 80 Pin, Cobra 10K U320 73GB 68 Pin, Cobra 10K U320 73GB 80 Pin, Cobra 10K U320 146GB 68 Pin, Cobra 10K U320 146GB 80 Pin, v.1.0, A00
This utility disables the startup gamma calibration routine from Maxtor Atlas 10K drives
Release Date 10/2/2003
Importance: Optional
Version: 1.0,A00

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BR66869.exe

Description: This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, then double-click it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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File Size: 853KB

Previous Versions

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Description

This utility disables the startup gamma calibration routine from Maxtor Atlas 10K drives

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

The default system configuration for this release is for devices connected to Channel 0 of LSI PERC3 and PERC4 RAID controllers. To enable support for other LSI PERC channels or Adaptec PERC3/Si or Di controllers, please see the installation instructions or the readme.txt file located on the floppy.

Compatibility

Systems
PowerEdge 1500SC
PowerEdge 1600SC
PowerEdge 1650
PowerEdge 1750
PowerEdge 2550
PowerEdge 2600
PowerEdge 2650
PowerEdge 3250
PowerEdge 4600
PowerEdge 600SC
PowerEdge 650
PowerEdge 6600
PowerEdge 6650
Operating Systems
Red Hat Ent Linux 2.1
Red Hat Linux 8.0
Red Hat Linux 9.0
MS Windows Server 2003
MS Windows 2000

Applies to

  • Cobra 10K U320 146GB 68 Pin
  • Cobra 10K U320 146GB 80 Pin
  • Cobra 10K U320 36GB 68 Pin
  • Cobra 10K U320 36GB 80 Pin
  • Cobra 10K U320 73GB 68 Pin
  • Cobra 10K U320 73GB 80 Pin

Fixes & Enhancements

Initial Release History: on power up, Maxtor Atlas 10K drives generate an audible noise while executing Gamma Calibration. This noise is part of the normal start up procedure; there are no problems with the drive. This noise will not occur during an active or idle drive state after the system is fully powered on and entered a ready state. This utility disables the startup gamma calibration routine.

Installation instructions

            
Custom Instructions for BR66869.exe:

Utility must be placed on a non-write protected diskette. 

NOTE: In order to create this diskette, the file must be downloaded to and executed on a system running Microsoft Windows.

Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link to accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Diskette Creation
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to create the diskette set.
2. Insert a blank diskette then click Continue.
3. After all the files have been copied to the last, click Finish.

Installation:
NOTE: BACKUP ALL DATA BEFORE RUNNING THIS PROGRAM. Do not remove power from the devices or disturb the devices in any way while the download is in progress.  Dell, Inc is not Responsible for any data loss resulting from the use of this program

NOTE: Before proceeding with the update, refer to README.TXT file, section 4.0 "Using The Update Utility" for important information regarding the update process.

For drives connected to Channel 0 of an LSI RAID controller (PERC 3/SC, PERC 3/DC, PERC 3/DCL, PERC 3/QC, PERC 4/Di, PERC 4/SC, PERC 4/DC):
1. Insert the firmware update diskette into the floppy drive and reboot the system.  
2. The utility will automatically determine the correct device to update when booted
3. Once the update is complete Remove the diskette and reboot the system.

For drives connected to Channel 1 of an LSI RAID controller (PERC 3/SC, PERC 3/DC, PERC 3/DCL, PERC 3/QC, PERC 4/Di, PERC 4/SC, PERC 4/DC):
1. Modify the CONFIG.SYS file on the diskette by removing the 'REM' statement in the line “Device=ASPIDRV\MEGASPI.SYS /a1” and adding the REM statement to the line “Device=ASPIDRV\MEGASPI.SYS /a0”.
2. Insert the firmware update diskette into the floppy drive and reboot the system.  
3. The utility will automatically determine the correct device to update when booted
4. Once the update is complete Remove the diskette and reboot the system.


For drives connected an Adaptec RAID controller (PERC 3/Si, PERC 3/DI):
1. Modify the CONFIG.SYS file on the diskette by removing the 'REM' statement in the line "Device=ASPIDRV\ELITEAPI.SYS /M" and adding the ‘REM’ statement to the lines “Device=ASPIDRV\MEGASPI.SYS /a0” and “Device=ASPIDRV\MEGASPI.SYS /a1”.
2. Insert the firmware update diskette into the floppy drive and reboot the system.  
3. The utility will automatically determine the correct device to update when booted
4. Once the update is complete Remove the diskette and reboot the system.            
        

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