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Seagate SAS6 ST3300657SS, ST3450857SS and ST3600057SS firmware version ES68.
This release contains firmware version ES68 for Seagate SAS6 (15k rpm 3.5" SAS) 300GB, 450GB and 600GB Hard Drives. Vendor model numbers ST3300657SS, ST3450857SS and ST3600057SS.
Release Date 1/22/2013
Importance: Recommended
Version: ES68,A07 See Previous Versions

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SAS-Drive_Firmware_V38WK_WN32_ES68_A07.EXE

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Previous Versions

ES66, A07
<ul><li><b>Vendor Version :</b> ES66</li><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A07</li></ul>
12/12/2012 7:38:27 PM
ES65, A06
<ul><li><b>Vendor Version :</b> ES65</li><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A06</li></ul>
7/5/2012 4:25:29 PM

Description

This release contains firmware version ES68 for Seagate SAS6 (15k rpm 3.5" SAS) 300GB, 450GB and 600GB Hard Drives. Vendor model numbers ST3300657SS, ST3450857SS and ST3600057SS.

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 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 R310
PowerEdge 1900
PowerEdge 1955
PowerEdge 2900
PowerEdge 2950
PowerEdge 840
PowerEdge 860
PowerEdge C5220
PowerEdge C5220
PowerEdge C6105
PowerEdge C6105
PowerEdge C6145
PowerEdge C6145
PowerEdge C6220
PowerEdge C6220
PowerEdge C6220 II
PowerEdge C6220 II
PowerEdge C8000
PowerEdge C8000
PowerEdge M620 (for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M915
PowerEdge R200
PowerEdge R210
PowerEdge R210 II
PowerEdge R300
PowerEdge R310
PowerEdge R320
PowerEdge R410
PowerEdge R415
PowerEdge R420
PowerEdge R510
PowerEdge R515
PowerEdge R520
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 T320
PowerEdge T410
PowerEdge T420
PowerEdge T605
PowerEdge T610
PowerEdge T620
PowerEdge T710
PowerEdge VRTX
PowerVault MD1000
PowerVault MD1200
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
Red Hat Ent Linux 4.5
Red Hat Ent Linux 4.6
Suse Linux ES 9
Suse Linux ES 10
MS Windows Server 2012
Red Hat Ent Linux 4.7
Red Hat Ent Linux 5.2
Red Hat Ent Linux 6
Red Hat Ent Linux 5
MS Windows 2008 x86
MS Windows Server 2003
MS Windows 2008 R2
MS Windows 2003 x64

Applies to

  • Seagate (Cheetah 15K.7) SAS 600GB 15K RPM
  • Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 300GB 15K RPM
  • Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 450GB 15K RPM
  • Seagate SAS6 ST3300657SS
  • Seagate SAS6 ST3450857SS
  • Seagate SAS6 ST3600057SS

Fixes & Enhancements

Improved drive error handling Improved performance of mixed random / sequential write workloads Improved performance of near sequential write workloads Resolved rare issue that could cause drive hang Resolved issue when drive enters idle mode

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:
7cfb32ae23cf10b6eb8c81e0646bf174
SAS-Drive_Firmware_V38WK_WN32_ES68_A07.EXE
SHA1:
2f0766dc2d1fda5c15918332da8a81be4207ebb8
SAS-Drive_Firmware_V38WK_WN32_ES68_A07.EXE
SHA-256:
eeb9ebd987bb11ca5b99c73122f5cc259c0805277d44765a542b7a863db669ac
SAS-Drive_Firmware_V38WK_WN32_ES68_A07.EXE

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