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Samsung HM500LI/HM400LI 2.5 5400 S2 HDD Firmware Update
This package provides the Samsung HM500LI/HM400LI 2.5 5400 S2 HDD Firmware Update and is supported on Precision, Inspiron, Studio XPS Laptop, Studio Laptop and XPS Notebook models that are running the following Windows Operating Systems: XP and Vista.
Release Date 5/4/2009
Importance: Recommended
Version: 2TF00_03,A00

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Description

This package provides the Samsung HM500LI/HM400LI 2.5 5400 S2 HDD Firmware Update and is supported on Precision, Inspiron, Studio XPS Laptop, Studio Laptop and XPS Notebook models that are running the following Windows Operating Systems: XP and Vista.

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

1. Do Not Power System Off During FW Update. 2. Floppy Image Will Take Longer To Update Than The CD Or USB Key.

Compatibility

Systems
Inspiron 1318
Inspiron 1420
Inspiron 1520
Inspiron 1525
Inspiron 1526
Inspiron 1545
Inspiron 1720
Inspiron 1721
Precision M2300
Precision M2400
Precision M4300
Precision M4400
Precision M6300
Precision M6400
Studio 1435
Studio 15 (1555)
Studio 1535
Studio 1537
Studio 1555
Studio 1735
Studio 1737
Studio XPS 13
Studio XPS 16
XPS M1330 (M1330, Mid 2007)
XPS M1530 (M1530, Late 2007)
XPS M1730 (M1730, Late 2007)
Operating Systems
MS Windows Vista 32-bit
MS Windows Vista 64-bit
MS Windows XP
MS Windows XP x64

Applies to

  • HM400LI 2.5 5400 S2 HDD
  • HM500LI 2.5 5400 S2 HDD

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes - Fixed a clicking noise Enhancements - Not Applicable

Installation instructions

            
Custom Instructions for BR217232.exe:  (PLEASE DON'T INTERRUPT THE FIRMWARE UPDATE PROCESS)  For Bootable Diskette:  1. Perform a full backup of your data. 2. Click on the (BR217232.EXE) file and select "RUN" then "RUN" again. 3. Choose "Continue" in the next window to create a bootable floppy. 4. Close all applications and restart system. 5. Press F12 and insert the floppy disk containing the firmware update. 6. Select boot from Floppy. 7. The Samsung Firmware Update will start automatically. 8. The utility will auto scan and update the appropriate Samsung HM400LI or HM500LI Drive. 9. Once completed, a message indicating process completion will appear. 10. Remove the floppy diskette and power off your system. 11. Power on your system to continue normal operation.  Custom Instructions for R217232.exe:  (PLEASE DON'T INTERRUPT THE FIRMWARE UPDATE PROCESS)  For Bootable CD option  1. Perform a full backup of your data. 2. Click on the (R217232.EXE) file and select "RUN" then "RUN" again. 3. Press "Continue" then "OK" to extract the files to the provided location. 4. Refer to your CD burning application instructions to create a bootable CD using the provided file "C:\DELL\Drivers\R217232\CD Image\Samsung Utility.ISO". 5. Restart your system. 6. Press F12 and insert the CD containing the firmware update. 7. Select boot from CD/DVD. 8. The Samsung Firmware Update will start automatically. 9. The utility will auto scan and update the appropriate Samsung HM400LI or HM500LI Drive. 10. Once completed, a message indicating process completion will appear. 11. Remove the CD and power off your PC. 12. Power on your PC to continue normal operation.  For Bootable USB key option  1. Perform a full backup of your data. 2. Click on the (R217232.EXE) file and select "RUN" then "RUN" again. 3. Press "Continue" then "OK" to extract the files to the provided location. 4. The files are located in "C:\DELL\Drivers\R217232\Files" directory. 5. Add thefiles to your bootable USB key. 6. Restart your system. 7. Insert your USB key containing the firmware update. 8. Press F12 and choose boot from USB .9. The Samsung Firmware Update will start automatically. 10. The utility will auto scan and update the appropriate Samsung HM400LI or HM500LI Drive. 11. Once completed, a message indicating process completion will appear. 12. Remove the Bootable Media and power off your system.            
        

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