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Dell SAS 5/i Integrated, SAS 5/E Adapter, v., A07

SAS 5/E and SAS 5/i Device Driver Windows Server 2003 x64


Fixes & Enhancements

- Force OS bus rescan after any F/W fault, to detect unreported volumes changes prior to the fault.
- Add functionality to detect and properly associate existing volumes with new/deleted hotspares.
- Check for inactive/active volume status before presenting the volume to the OS.
- Improve handshake negotiations on drive hotplug activities.
- Log system event error when the Persistency Table is full.
- Changes on the F/W download activity to reduce impact to users.
- Increased timeout for FW download.
- Add functionality to allow removing more than 64 devices in one action.
- Added support for detecting dual port SAS drives or detecting SATA drives behind a port selector
- General improvements on error detection and task management functions:
.. Improve handling of bus change requests (pause/resume/detect)
.. Better error detection for SAS tape environments
.. Better handling of NULL SRB's
.. Send Diag Reset instead of Message Unit Reset if a stuck LUN or Target Reset condition occurs
.. Fixed malformed bad reply messages
.. Improvements in driver reset & escalated reset handling
.. Improvements handling error returns from FW
- Algorithm changes to better work with storport and meet all new requirements
- Added reset queue to execute resets for different target/LUNs in the order received.
- Added detection of Task Aborted SCSI status returned from target to force a retry by the Windows port driver, MPIO, or the Disk class driver and avoid potential data corruption on Write. Problem limited to some multi-initiator RBOD configurations.


Version, A07



Release date

04 Feb 2013

Last Updated

21 Jun 2013



Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:SAS-Non-RAID_Driver_KPWH9_WN32_1.28.03.01_A07.EXE
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File Size: 4MB
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Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64

Applies to

SAS 5/E Adapter
SAS 5/i Integrated
SAS 5i/ Integrated

Installation instructions

Dell Update Package Instructions
1. Click Download Now 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

Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File
1.Click Download now, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save or Save this program to disk and click OK. The Save In: window appears.
3. From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4. If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file icon appears on your desktop.

1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or unzip to a specific path. Write down this path so the executable (I.e.Setup.exe) file can be found later, or specify your own path.
3. The Self-Extractor window appears.
4. Click OK.
5. After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor window is still open, close it.
6. Navigate to the path where the files where extracted.
7. Double click the brcmsetup.exe file.
8. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
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