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Dell Nautilus Firmware Update Utility for SAS and SATA disk and solid state drives
This is a general maintenance release for SAS and SATA drives. It is a re-release of the previous version with additional firmware updates.
Release Date 5/6/2013
Importance: Recommended
Version: A44 See Previous Versions

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Previous Versions

<ul><li><b>Vendor Version :</b> SATA</li><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A43</li></ul>
3/14/2013 6:43:39 PM
<ul><li><b>Vendor Version :</b> SATA</li><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A42</li></ul>
2/5/2013 7:51:00 PM
<ul><li><b>Vendor Version :</b> SATA</li><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A40</li></ul>
11/16/2012 4:07:34 PM
A5F0, A39
<ul><li><b>Vendor Version :</b> A5F0</li><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A39</li></ul>
10/25/2012 7:16:03 PM
<ul><li><b>Vendor Version :</b> SATA</li><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A38</li></ul>
7/31/2012 9:26:11 PM
<ul><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A37</li></ul>
7/24/2012 7:02:17 PM
<ul><li><b>Vendor Version :</b> SATA</li><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A36</li></ul>
6/18/2012 7:20:17 PM


This is a general maintenance release for SAS and SATA drives. It is a re-release of the previous version with additional firmware updates.

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.


Dell DR4000
Dell DX6000
Dell DX6012S
PowerEdge 1900
PowerEdge 1950
PowerEdge 1955
PowerEdge 2900
PowerEdge 2950
PowerEdge 2970
PowerEdge 840
PowerEdge 860
PowerEdge M1000E
PowerEdge M600
PowerEdge M605
PowerEdge M610
PowerEdge M610x
PowerEdge M620 (for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M710
PowerEdge M710HD
PowerEdge M805
PowerEdge M905
PowerEdge M910
PowerEdge R200
PowerEdge R210
PowerEdge R210 II
PowerEdge R300
PowerEdge R310
PowerEdge R410
PowerEdge R415
PowerEdge R510
PowerEdge R515
PowerEdge R610
PowerEdge R710
PowerEdge R715
PowerEdge R805
PowerEdge R810
PowerEdge R815
PowerEdge R900
PowerEdge R905
PowerEdge R910
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 T710
PowerVault DP100
PowerVault DX6112
PowerVault MD1000
PowerVault MD1120
PowerVault MD1200
PowerVault MD1220
PowerVault NF100
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
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • Dell SAS/SATA Hard Drive

Fixes & Enhancements

See attached release notes for more details. Updated Firmware Releases Since Last Release: Western Digital 10k SAS 2.5", version D1VC, for drive model number WD3000BKHG-18A29 (300GB) and WD6000BKHG-18A29 (600GB). Toshiba 7.2k SAS 3.5", version DCAD, for drive model nuumbers MK1001TRKB (1TB) and MK2001TRKB (2TB). Western Digital 7.2K SAS 3.5", version D1BH for drive models WD1000FYYG (1TB) and WD2000FYY (2TB). Hitachi 7.2k SAS 3.5", version M440, for drive model numbers HUS723020ALS640 (2TB) and HUS723030ALS640 (3TB) Toshiba 15k SAS 2.5", version DB08, for drive model nuumbers MK1401GRRB (146GB) and MK3001GRRB (300GB). Hitachi 10k SAS 2.5", version N440, for drive model numbers HUC109030CSS600 (300GB), HUC109060CSS600 (600GB) and HUC109090CSS600 (900GB). Toshiba 10k SAS 2.5", version DE08, for drive model numbers AL13SEB300 (300GB), AL13SEB600 (600GB) and AL13SEB900 (900GB). Hitachi 7.2k SAS 2.5", version U440, for drive model numbers HUC101212CSS600 (1.2TB). Hitachi 10k SAS 3.5", version E760, for drive model numbers HUS156030VLS600 (300GB), HUS156045VLS600 (450GB) and HUS156060VLS600 (600GB). Hitachi 10k SAS 2.5", version A440, for drive model numbersHUC106030CSS600 (300GB) and HUC106060CSS600 (600GB).

Installation instructions

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.


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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Release Notes A44.txt
Release Notes A44.txt
Release Notes A44.txt

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