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SWB,FW,CUS,NAUTILUS,DOS,A41

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.

Version

Version SATA, A41

Release date

12 Jul 2013

Last Updated

12 Jul 2013

Importance

Recommended

Available formats

File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:Release Notes A41.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 78KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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MD5:
bfe442a5f6f2016898aad14858173ef0
SHA1:
31f585f1bf866941f7d9d2895a9d735d8061a248
SHA-256:
aaa74fa26722ea6e52d80f8da7587744b7e04a40a0604ae1645709cde34e3b7d

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

Other versions

SATA,A36 14 Aug 20134:57:41 PM
A37,A37 12 Jul 20131:04:34 PM
A5F0,A35 12 Jul 20131:04:32 PM
SATA,A38 12 Jul 20131:04:32 PM
A5F0,A39 12 Jul 20131:04:30 PM

Supported Operating Systems

Not Applicable

Applies to

Dell SAS/SATA Hard Drive

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.



1) Click Download now.
The File Download window appears.

2) Click the Save button.
The Save As window appears.

3) Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

4) Click the Save button.
A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

5) If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.

6) Double click the Icon on your desktop for the newly saved file.
The Dell Bios Release Notes window appears.

NOTE: In order to create the Hard drive firmware update media using this package, this file must be downloaded to and executed on a system running Microsoft Windows. This package can be used to create a bootable USB flash drive, CD, or hard drive image.

Download

1. Select the download method you want to use to retrieve the file - either HTTP or FTP.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, read the agreement and then select either "I agree" or "I disagree".
3. When the File Download window appears, click Save.
4. From the Save As dialog, select a location and a file name then click "Save".
5. If a Download Complete window appears, click Close.

Hard Drive Firmware Media Creation

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click it to extract the diagnostic files and start the distribution application.
2. Verify that you have the correct diagnostic package by reviewing the information on the dialog box that appears then click Continue.
3. Specify the location to unzip the files.
4. Click on the OK button to extract files. After the files are extracted, a message should appear indicating that all files were successfully unzipped.
5. Click the OK button to start the Hard Drive Firmware Package. Follow the on screen prompts to create the media desired.

CD Media Creation

1. Follow your CD writing software vendor's instructions to create a CD from the downloaded .ISO file.

Note: If CD media is viewed using Windows explorer, only the file Booting.txt will be visible. This CD was created using hard-disk emulation.

Running the Hard Drive Firmware Update Utility

1. Insert the media you created.
2. Boot the computer. (You may have to configure the boot order in BIOS setup to boot the media you created before other devices.)
3. Follow the screen prompts to update your drive firmware.

There will be a readme.txt file for DDDP usage and a text file for drives affected in the location you selected tounzip the files that contains additional and late breaking information. If you need to run the Delivery Package again, you can run the file DDDP.exe from that same location.

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

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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).