Physical Disk Firmware Version Report

Physical Disk Firmware Version Report - report that will compare the current running firmware against a list of current firmware for shipping and legacy Dell drive models.

Note: The comparison is only as up-to-date as the compare file. If the version of OMSA is aging a new version of the compare file hddfwver.csv can be downloaded at

Fixes & Enhancements

Used in OMSA to poll drives for latest HDD / SSD firmware update availability.



Version SATA, A02


Serial ATA

Release date

14 Mar 2013

Last Updated

04 Nov 2016


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:hddfwver_ZPE.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 120 KB
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
A04,A04 18 Sep 20137:48:51 PM
A03,A03 06 May 20132:33:32 PM
Applies to
Dell Physical Disk Firmware Version Report
Installation instructions
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.

How do I update the comparison file?

7) Replace the existing hddfwver.csv file with the new file. The locations under Windows "c:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\SysMgt\sm\hddfwver.csv" and under Linux "/opt/dell/srvadmin/etc/srvadmin-stroage/hddfwver.csv"
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.

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).