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Seagate ST9160412AS/ST9250410AS/ST9320423AS/ST9500420AS Firmware Update
This package provides the Seagate ST9160412AS/ST9250410AS/ST9320423AS/ST9500420AS Firmware Update and is supported on Inspiron, Studio XPS Laptop, Studio Laptop and Optiplex models that are running the following Windows Operating Systems: XP, Vista and Windows 7.
Release Date 12/2/2009
Importance: Recommended
Version: 4SDM1 or 5SDM1,A00

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Description

This package provides the Seagate ST9160412AS/ST9250410AS/ST9320423AS/ST9500420AS Firmware Update and is supported on Inspiron, Studio XPS Laptop, Studio Laptop and Optiplex models that are running the following Windows Operating Systems: XP, Vista and Windows 7.

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. Please make sure A/C power is being used while updating your hard drive. 2. Please do not interrupt the firmware update process.

Compatibility

Systems
Inspiron 1320
Inspiron 1370
Inspiron 14 (1440)
Inspiron 1440
Inspiron 1470
Inspiron 14z (1470)
Inspiron 1545
Inspiron 1570
Inspiron 15z (1570)
Inspiron 1750
OptiPlex 780
Studio 1450
Studio 1457
Studio 1458
Studio 15 (1555)
Studio 1555
Studio 1557
Studio 1745
Studio 1747
Studio XPS 13
Studio XPS 16
Studio XPS 1645
Operating Systems
MS Windows 7 32-bit
MS Windows 7 64-bit
MS Windows Vista 32-bit
MS Windows Vista 64-bit
MS Windows XP
MS Windows XP x64

Applies to

  • ST9160412AS
  • ST9250410AS
  • ST9320423AS
  • ST9500420AS

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes - Fixed clicking noise Enhancements - Not Applicable

Installation instructions

            
Custom Instructions for R250679.EXE: * PLEASE PRINT THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS * For Bootable CD option (PLEASE MAKE SURE A/C POWER IS BEING USED WHILE UPDATING YOUR HARD DRIVE) 1. Click on the (R250679.EXE) file and select ""RUN"" then ""RUN"" again. 2. Press ""Continue"" then ""OK"" to extract the files to the provided location. 3. If you have CD imaging software that supports the .ISO image format the file ""C:\DELL\Drivers\R250679\Seagate Utility.ISO"" is an image for a bootable CD that will automatically run the application. 4. Boot to the CD. 5. The Seagate utility will start automatically. 6. The utility will auto scan and update the appropriate Seagate ST9160412AS, ST9250410AS, ST9320423AS, ST9500420AS. 7. Once completed, a message detailing drive model, serial number and updated 4SDM1 or 5SDM1 firmware will appear. 8. Remove the CD and power off your PC. 9. Power on your PC to continue normal operation.  For Other Bootable option (IE. USB key, etc.)(PLEASE MAKE SUREA/C POWER IS BEING USED WHILE UPDATING YOUR HARD DRIVE) 1. Click on the (R250679.EXE) file and select ""RUN"" then ""RUN"" again. 2. Press ""Continue"" then ""OK"" to extract the files to the provided location. 3. The files are located in ""C:\DELL\Drivers\R250679\Files"" directory.  4. Add the files to your bootable media and run the ""FLASH.bat"". 5. The Seagate utility will start automatically. 6. The utility will auto scan and update the appropriate Seagate ST9160412AS, ST9250410AS, ST9320423AS, ST9500420AS. 7. Once completed, a message detailing drive model, serial number and updated 4SDM1 or 5SDM1 firmware will appear. 8. Remove the Bootable Media and power off your system.            
        

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