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Seagate SAS ST9146803SS and ST9300603SS firmware version FS65.

This release contains firmware version FS65 for Seagate SAS (10K rpm 2.5 SAS) 146GB and 300GB Hard Drives. Vendor model numbers ST9146803SS and ST9300603SS.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes and Enhancements:
Improved error handling
Improved Read Streaming Performance
Improved Sequential Write Performance
Resolved rare issue that could cause hang when using dual ports
Resolved a performance issue with sequential workloads with low queue depth
Resolved issue that could cause drive detection issues when attached to expander
Resolved issue create new array when BGI takes longer to run on drive with prior data

Version

Version FS65, A07

Category

SAS Drive

Release date

26 May 2015

Last Updated

02 Jun 2015

Importance

Optional

Available formats

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

Supported Operating Systems

Not Applicable

Applies to

HD, 146G, SAS6, 10K, 2.5, SGT, FRFLY
HD, 300G, SAS6, 10K, 2.5, SGT, FRFLY

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.

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 sessionis 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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