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Driver Details

Seagate SATA ST3250310NS, ST3500320NS, ST3750330NS and ST31000340NS firmware version MA0D

This release will update Seagate SATA 3.5", to version MA0D for drive models ST3250310NS, ST3500320NS, ST3750330NS and ST31000340NS.

Fixes & Enhancements

This release will update Seagate SATA 3.5", to version MA0D for drive models ST3250310NS, ST3500320NS, ST3750330NS and ST31000340NS.

Error Handling improvements:
Optimized one track seeks
Corrected a "Read Verify" conditional check that caused triggered green LED flash
Resolved a rare condition causing disk to spin down if seek command occurs when entering standby mode.
Resolved a rare condition where running a multi-threaded intensive program could lead to an unnecessary drive reset.

General improvements:
SMART Enhancements and Improvements

Improved performance with small block random writes
Improved command streaming with large queue depths
Improved performance for some sequential read scenarios under RAID5 configs

Dell Part # Description Criticality
----------- ----------- -----------
NN987 HD,750GB,SATA,3.5.SGT,MO
JU643 HD,500GB,SATA,3.5.SGT,MO
CX424 HD,250GB,SATA,3.5.SGT,MO


Version MA0D, A04


Serial ATA

Release date

17 May 2013

Last Updated

17 May 2013


Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:SATA_FRMW_WIN_R239679.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 5 MB
Format Description:Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
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Other versions
MA08,A02 14 May 20131:50:55 PM
Applies to
ES, 3.5", 7.2K, SATA, 1TB
ES, 3.5", 7.2K, SATA, 250GB
ES, 3.5", 7.2K, SATA, 500GB
ES, 3.5", 7.2K, SATA, 750GB
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.

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
There is an architectural constraint with Dells 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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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).