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PowerVault MD Series Storage HDD (SSD) Firmware
MD30xx Supported Hard Drive Firmware
Release Date 1/3/2013
Importance: Recommended
Version: A14

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Description

MD30xx Supported Hard Drive Firmware

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 hard drive firmware updates package contains the latest hard drive firmware images supported in the PowerVault MD30xx series.

Compatibility

Systems
PowerEdge M620 (for PE VRTX)
PowerVault MD3000
PowerVault MD3000i
Operating Systems
Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
MS Windows 2008 x64
Suse Linux ES 10
Red Hat Linux 6.1
Red Hat Linux 6.2
Microsoft Hyper-V
MS Windows 7 32-bit
MS Windows 7 64-bit
MS Windows 2008 x86
MS Windows Server 2003
MS Windows 2008 R2
MS Windows XP
MS Windows 2003 x64

Applies to

  • MD3000/MD3000i Hard Disk Drive Firmware Updates

Fixes & Enhancements

Firmware updates for the following drive model #s: WD1000FYYG D1BG Resolves an issue that causing slower performance in RAID 5 environments Resolves a rare issue when getting multiple start commands on warm boot Improves performance for sequential reads with large queue depths Improves performance for Linux DD command with transfer sizes 512K and 1MB Improves drive error handling WD2000FYYG D1BG Resolves an issue that causing slower performance in RAID 5 environments Resolves a rare issue when getting multiple start commands on warm boot Improves performance for sequential reads with large queue depths Improves performance for Linux DD command with transfer sizes 512K and 1MB Improves drive error handling ST3300657SS ES66 -Resolved an issue that caused drive to connect at slower connection speeds -Resolved an issue causing poor write performance when background scan is running -Resolved rare issue that could cause hang during boot up with RAID controller -Resolved issue would unexpectedly abort read command without proper reporting proper status -Improvements to drive connectivity -Improved drive error handling ST3500620SS MS0D Resolved issue that cause poor read performance under high temperatures Resolve a rare condition that could cause an incorrect check condition when ECC error is reported Improved drive error handling Optimized drive seek algorithms ST3600002SS ER66 Resolves a performance issue that can occur when running background scans Resolves a rare issue that can cause drive to hang on power cycle Resolves an issue with dual port configurations when receiving same command on both ports Improved drive connectivity Improved error handling Improved SMART error logging

Installation instructions

            
HDD firmware updates package to be used with Modular Disk Storage Manager (MDSM) management application.

1.  Unzip package to management station (server running MDSM Software)
2.  From the array management window select Advanced > Maintenance > Download > Physical Disk Firmware...
3.  Wizard will start with instructions on how to update drive firmware.            
        

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A14_Web_Release.zip
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A14_Web_Release.zip
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