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Seagate SAS ST9146703SS and ST9300503SS firmware version FSF9

This release contains firmware version FSF9 for Seagate SAS FIPS140/SED Only (10k rpm 2.5" SAS) 146GB and 300GB Hard Drives. Vendor model numbers ST9146703SS and ST9300503SS.

This firmware enables FIPS140/SED support.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes / Enchancements:

- Fixed issue when hard reset occurred on port other than which data transfer was taking place
- Improved error handling when Notify Power Loss Expected sequence is initiated
- Improved performance of write operations in extreme temperature environments.
- Improved drive error handling
- Improved long term reliability of drive.
- Improved performance related to SED commands


Version FSF9, A01


SAS Drive

Release date

29 Jul 2013

Last Updated

28 Oct 2013



Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:SAS-Drive_Firmware_PVD82_WN32_FSF9_A01.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 11MB
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Supported Operating Systems

Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
Microsoft Windows Server 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
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
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64

Applies to

HD, 300G, SAS6, 10K, 2.5, SGT, FRFLY FIPS140-SED

Installation instructions

Dell Update Package 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.

Important Information

Important Information - External:
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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