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Toshiba SAS MK1401GRRB and MK3001GRRB firmware version DB08

This release contains firmware version DB08 for Toshiba SAS (15K rpm 2.5 SAS) 146GB and 300GB Hard Drives. Dell. Vendor model numbers MK1401GRRB and MK3001GRRB.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes:
Resolved issue to comply with Persistent Reservation command
Resolved rare issue in multi initiator environment that could cause loss of IT_NEXUS
Resolved an issue that could cause slow sequential performance in RAID 50 configurations

Enhancements:
Improved drive error handling
Improved drive reliability

Version

Version DB08, A03

Release date

24 Sep 2014

Last Updated

05 Nov 2014

Importance

Recommended

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:SAS-Drive_Firmware_G9CVG_WN32_DB08_A03.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 11MB
Format DescriptionDell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
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Other versions

DB05,A01 12 Jul 20131:04:32 PM

Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
MS Windows 2008 x64
Red Hat Ent Linux 4.5
Red Hat Ent Linux 4.6
Suse Linux ES 9
Suse Linux ES 10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5
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
Novell SuSE Linux ES 10
MS Windows 2008 x86
MS Windows Server 2003
MS Windows 2008 R2
MS Windows 2003 x64

Applies to

TOSHIBA MK1401GRRB Series SAS 15K RPM 2.5" 146GB
TOSHIBA MK3001GRRB Series SAS 15K RPM 2.5" 300GB

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.

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.

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.

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