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Hitachi NL SAS HUS723020ALS640 and HUS723030ALS640 firmware version M2D4.
This release contains firmware version M2D4 for Hitachi NL SAS (7.2K rpm 3.5 SAS) 2TB and 3TB Hard Drives. Dell. Vendor model numbers HUS723020ALS640 and HUS723030ALS640.
Release Date 7/31/2012
Importance: Urgent
Version: M2D4,A02

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SAS-Drive_Firmware_6C17T_WN32_M2D4_A02.EXE

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File Size: 6MB

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Description

This release contains firmware version M2D4 for Hitachi NL SAS (7.2K rpm 3.5 SAS) 2TB and 3TB Hard Drives. Dell. Vendor model numbers HUS723020ALS640 and HUS723030ALS640.

Level of Importance:Urgent

Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.

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 R410
External OEMR R510
Inspiron M7010
PowerEdge 1900
PowerEdge 1955
PowerEdge 2900
PowerEdge 2950
PowerEdge 840
PowerEdge 860
PowerEdge M620 (for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M915
PowerEdge R200
PowerEdge R210
PowerEdge R210 II
PowerEdge R300
PowerEdge R310
PowerEdge R410
PowerEdge R415
PowerEdge R510
PowerEdge R515
PowerEdge R710
PowerEdge R720
PowerEdge R720xd
PowerEdge R900
PowerEdge R905
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 T620
PowerEdge T710
PowerVault MD1000
PowerVault MD1200
PowerVault MD3260
PowerVault MD3260i
PowerVault MD3660f
PowerVault MD3660i
Powervault NX400
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
Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
MS Windows 2008 x64
Red Hat Ent Linux 4.5
Red Hat Ent Linux 4.6
Suse Linux ES 9
Suse Linux ES 10
Red Hat Ent Linux 4.7
Red Hat Ent Linux 5.2
Red Hat Ent Linux 6
Red Hat Ent Linux 5
Novell SuSE Linux ES 10
MS Windows 2008 x86
MS Windows Server 2003
MS Windows 2008 R2
MS Windows 2003 x64

Applies to

  • HITACHI Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB SAS 7.2K RPM
  • HITACHI Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB SAS 7.2K RPM

Fixes & Enhancements

Resolves issue with false drive failures. Reseat drive and flash using M2D4 prior to replacing drive. Resolves issue with incorrect sense code when resuming from idle Improves sequential Read / Write performance Improved drive error handling Improved drive long term reliability

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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MD5:
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SAS-Drive_Firmware_6C17T_WN32_M2D4_A02.EXE
SHA1:
33a480475b7c1ce6a4b89de44e489f99b153f33d
SAS-Drive_Firmware_6C17T_WN32_M2D4_A02.EXE
SHA-256:
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SAS-Drive_Firmware_6C17T_WN32_M2D4_A02.EXE

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