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Dell PowerVault BIOS, A08
PowerVault 725N BIOS A08
Release Date 10/20/2003
Importance: Recommended
Version: A08 See Previous Versions

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Description: This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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File Size: 681KB

Previous Versions

<ul><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A06</li></ul>
5/12/2003 5:41:17 PM
<ul><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A05</li></ul>
2/25/2003 2:12:32 PM
<ul><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A01</li></ul>
11/18/2002 10:50:07 AM


PowerVault 725N BIOS A08

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 BIOS release is a recommended BIOS release for all PowerVault 725N systems.


PowerVault 725N (Rackmount NAS Appliance)
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • Dell Device

Fixes & Enhancements

1. Fixes issue in which a PV725N with BIOS A07 and Adaptec SCSI card 39160 BIOS version 2.57.2s2 will report that no hard drives are available.

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for PV725N_A08.exe:

Note: In order to execute this file, it must be downloaded to a system running Microsoft Windows with an unzip utility installed.

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.

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.

Note: The default extract path is c:\Dell\PV725N

4. Click on the OK button to extract files.
5. After a few seconds a dialog box will appear that says that all files were successfully unzipped. Click OK to exit from the installer.

1. Copy the BIOS file A08.rom to the PowerVault 725N system.
2. Open a Windows Explorer window on the PowerVault 725N by using a direct attached Keyboard, monitor, and mouse or by using the Terminal Service Advanced Client located in the PowerVault NAS Manager web interface.
3. Browse to "C:\Dell\Flash Utility".
4. Double click WinSFI to open the AMI WinFlash Utility.
5. In the AMI WinFlash window, ensure only the NVRAM Programming box is checked.
9. In the File drop-down menu, select Load BIOS and Flash.
10. When the Open window appears, use the folder's navigation icons to navigate to the folder you placed the downloaded BIOS file in.
11. Click Open.
12. When a message appears asking if you are sure you want to update the BIOS, click Yes.
13. After the BIOS update is complete, a message will appear stating the flash ROM update is complete and asks if you want to restart your system. Click Yes.

Note: Your system will reboot after clicking Yes.            


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