Seagate SATA ST9160511NS and ST9500530NS firmware version DA06.

This release contains firmware version DA06 for Seagate SATA (7.2K rpm 2.5" SATA) 160GB and 500GBB Hard Drives. Dell Part numbers K836N and J770N. Vendor model numbers ST9160511NS and ST9500530NS.

Fixes & Enhancements

-Resolve issue SMART reporting for Drive Temperature Exceeding Threshold
-Performance improvements for sequential writes
-Corrected issue that caused excessive G-list entries
-Improved drive error handling


Version DA06, A02


Serial ATA

Release date

19 Jan 2012

Last Updated

14 May 2013


Available formats

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

Applies to
DRAGONFLY ES, 2.5", 7.2K, SATA, 160GB
DRAGONFLY ES, 2.5, 7.2K, SATA, 500GB
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.
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 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).