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Driver Details

Microsoft Storport Version (SAS Non-RAID), Storport Version (SAS RAID), Storport Version (Serial ATA), Storport Version (SCSI RAID), Storport Version (SCSI non-RAID), v.NA, A00

This Readme details the supported/recommended versions of Storport for Microsoft Server OSes.

Fixes & Enhancements

Initial Release

Version

Version NA, A00

Release date

21 Apr 2009

Last Updated

14 May 2013

Importance

Urgent

Available formats

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Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

MS Windows 2008 x64
MS Windows 2008 x86
MS Windows Server 2003
MS Windows 2003 x64

Applies to

Storport Version (SAS Non-RAID)
Storport Version (SCSI non-RAID)
Storport Version (Serial ATA)
Storport Version (SCSI RAID)
Storport Version (SAS RAID)

Installation 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.

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.

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