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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.

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).


Version A44, A44


Serial ATA

Release date

06 May 2013

Last Updated

04 Nov 2016


Available formats

File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:Release Notes A44.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 83 KB
Format Description:This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:NautilusA44dos_ZPE.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 96 MB
Format Description:This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Other versions
A44,A45 30 Jul 20135:37:51 PM
SATA,A43 14 Mar 20136:43:39 PM
SATA,A42 05 Feb 20137:51:00 PM
SATA,A41 06 Dec 201210:21:10 PM
SATA,A40 16 Nov 20124:07:34 PM
A5F0,A39 25 Oct 20127:16:03 PM
SATA,A38 31 Jul 20129:22:45 PM
A37,A37 24 Jul 20126:59:02 PM
SATA,A36 06 Jun 20127:44:29 PM
A5F0,A35 26 Apr 20124:21:09 PM
Applies to
Dell SAS/SATA Hard Drive
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.
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.
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Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

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This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

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).