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Driver Details

NAUTILUS,DOS,A37

This is a general maintenance release for SAS and SATA drives. It is a re-release of the previous version with additional firmware updates.

Version

Other versions
SAS,A36 12 Aug 20136:06:22 PM
A5F0,A34 12 Jul 20131:04:42 PM
SAS_SATA,A35 12 Jul 20131:04:34 PM

Applies to

Dell SAS/SATA Hard Drive;

Date

Release date
12 Jul 2013
Last Updated
12 Jul 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:Hard-Drive
File Name:NautilusA37_ZPE.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 92MB
Format DescriptionThis 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.
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
ebf2228c469cf716453d7a6f1ec5618c
SHA1:
22a40adc9546400d8ba25a9203658555e2d80d5c
SHA-256:
336befa0995a856ae4f1549f052a53f34af090d1ef48c63477c6ece94dfe607e
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:Release Notes A37.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 69KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
39f8b51bb1479f2344611f59d70d29a8
SHA1:
113fb73dafd3426f8508dfbc22677e25a84e5d77
SHA-256:
0eb11ccc864e1e2c7b3d4b2c8818f0abfe2fbb5cb63ba937fcca9dea261b99b3

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


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.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes and Enhancements
The Hitachi SAS release for 15K 3.5" SAS hard drive firmware to fix Linux install hang in a RAID-0 config.
During a Linux install small block sequential writes occur which brings out this bug and result in a hang
during install when attached to SAS-5/iR running in RAID 0. The firmware will rev from A48B to A5F0.

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.

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