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Driver Details

PowerVault MD Series Storage HDD (SSD) Firmware

MD30xx Supported Hard Drive Firmware

Version

Version , A14

Compatibility

Operating Systems
  • Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
  • MS Windows 2008 x64
  • Suse Linux ES 10
  • Red Hat Linux 6.1
  • Red Hat Linux 6.2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • MS Windows 7 32-bit
  • MS Windows 7 64-bit
  • MS Windows 2008 x86
  • MS Windows Server 2003
  • MS Windows 2008 R2
  • MS Windows XP
  • MS Windows 2003 x64

Applies to

MD3000/MD3000i Hard Disk Drive Firmware Updates;

Date

Release date
8/12/2013
Last Updated
8/13/2013

Importance

Recommended. 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).

Available formats

File Format:RBSD
File Name:A14_Web_Release.zip
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 51MB
Format Description
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
54fce61b7507a16670e850c7e905cf81
SHA1:
e499a3e3257c945475e247c7c050f7a2f87281b1
SHA-256:
09efe12bd6a8fe143da66e2340236620e5c56b8a72417826e2851f6532e674f9

File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:ReadMeA14.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 30KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
Added to download list
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
d5395bfaac76952de99506a909e685a7
SHA1:
d027e6b47c11954e8861c5ed8a3894ffcae3bef7
SHA-256:
20274cf14073af5e697e5260959e5d5439e967ae84bd2340d3b51fee93228405

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


Important Information

This hard drive firmware updates package contains the latest hard drive firmware images supported in the PowerVault MD30xx series.

Fixes & Enhancements

Firmware updates for the following drive model #s:

WD1000FYYG D1BG
Resolves an issue that causing slower performance in RAID 5 environments
Resolves a rare issue when getting multiple start commands on warm boot
Improves performance for sequential reads with large queue depths
Improves performance for Linux DD command with transfer sizes 512K and 1MB
Improves drive error handling
WD2000FYYG D1BG
Resolves an issue that causing slower performance in RAID 5 environments
Resolves a rare issue when getting multiple start commands on warm boot
Improves performance for sequential reads with large queue depths
Improves performance for Linux DD command with transfer sizes 512K and 1MB
Improves drive error handling
ST3300657SS ES66
-Resolved an issue that caused drive to connect at slower connection speeds
-Resolved an issue causing poor write performance when background scan is running
-Resolved rare issue that could cause hang during boot up with RAID controller
-Resolved issue would unexpectedly abort read command without proper reporting proper status
-Improvements to drive connectivity
-Improved drive error handling
ST3500620SS MS0D
Resolved issue that cause poor read performance under high temperatures
Resolve a rare condition that could cause an incorrect check condition when ECC error is reported
Improved drive error handling
Optimized drive seek algorithms
ST3600002SS ER66
Resolves a performance issue that can occur when running background scans
Resolves a rare issue that can cause drive to hang on power cycle
Resolves an issue with dual port configurations when receiving same command on both ports
Improved drive connectivity
Improved error handling
Improved SMART error logging

Installation instructions

HDD firmware updates package to be used with Modular Disk Storage Manager (MDSM) management application.

1. Unzip package to management station (server running MDSM Software)
2. From the array management window select Advanced > Maintenance > Download > Physical Disk Firmware...
3. Wizard will start with instructions on how to update drive firmware.

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