Seagate SAS6 ST9500430SS firmware version DS63.

This release contains firmware version DS63 for Seagate 7.2K SAS 2.5'' 500GB 6Gb Hard Drive. Drive model ST9500430SS.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes / Enhancements:

- Improvements to logic how drive autoreallocates recovered sectors.
- Improvements to SMART threshold detection
- Improved sequential reads
- Corrected command retry caused while write cache is enabled.
- Improved sequential read stream when running RAID 5
- Fixed issue - SMART warning was not present when the drive was exposed to high temperature i.e. around 80-90 degree Celcius


Version DS63, A03


SAS Drive

Release date

14 May 2013

Last Updated

15 May 2013


Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Red Hat Linux
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Other versions
DS64,A04 20 May 20134:24:53 PM
DS62,A02 17 May 20135:18:05 PM
Applies to
Seagate SAS ST9500430SS
Installation instructions

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.


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.

DetaiIed 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.
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 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.