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Seagate SAS6 ST3300657SS, ST3450857SS and ST3600057SS firmware version ES65

This release contains firmware version ES65 for Seagate SAS6 (15k rpm 3.5 SAS) 300GB, 450GB and 600GB Hard Drives. Vendor model numbers ST3300657SS, ST3450857SS and ST3600057SS.

Version

Version ES65, A06

Applies to

Seagate (Cheetah 15K.7) SAS 600GB 15K RPM;

Date

Release date
9/26/2012
Last Updated
5/8/2013

Importance

Optional. Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:FRMW_WIN_R310809.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 5MB
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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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.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes / Enhancements:
Improved error handling
Improved Read Streaming Performance
Improved Sequential Write Performance
Resolved rare issue that could cause hang when using dual ports
Resolved a performance issue with sequential workloads with low queue depth
Resolved issue that could cause drive detection issues when attached to expander
Resolved issue create new array when BGI takes longer to run on drive with prior data

Installation instructions

Dell Update Package Instructions:

Download

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.

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