Driver Details

Dell PowerEdge Express Flash PCIe SSD

This package provides the driver for Dell PowerEdge Express Flash PCIe SSD and is supported on the PowerEdge Family of products running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x64.

Fixes & Enhancements

- Improved IO resource management through enhanced task utilization with deferred procedure calls.
- Addressed possible system resource conflicts in high queue depth environments.
- Improved event logging to provide more detail of device status when in a fault condition.


Version 7.3.3452.8, A01


Solid State Storage

Release date

10 Oct 2012

Last Updated

13 Apr 2016


Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:Express_Flash_PCIe-SSD_DRVR_WIN2K8R2_MVWGH_A01_7.3.3452.8_DUP.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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:Express_Flash_PCIe-SSD_DRVR_WIN2K8R2_MVWGH_A01_7.3.3452.8.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 5 KB
Format Description:This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:Express_Flash_PCIe-SSD_DRVR_WIN2K8R2_MVWGH_A01_7.3.3452.8_ZPE.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 171 KB
Format Description:This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.

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

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Supported Operating Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2
Applies to
Installation 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.

Installing Driver for a new PCIe SSD device
Perform the following steps to configure the driver when you add the controller to a system that already has Windows installed.

1. Install the new PCIe SSD device in the system. Refer to User's Guide for detailed installation instructions.
2. The Windows operating system should detect the new device and display a message to inform the user.
3. The Found New Hardware Wizard screen pops up and displays the detected hardware device.
4. Click on "Next".
5. On the Locate device driver screen, select "Search" for a suitable driver for my device and click Next.
6. Insert the appropriate driver media or browse to the location where you downloaded the file and select that device on the Locate Driver Files screen.
7. Click Next.
8. The wizard detects and installs the appropriate device driver for the new PCIeSSD device.
9. Click Finish to complete the installation.

Updating the Driver for existing PCIe SSD Devices
Perform the following steps to update the Windows driver for a device already installed on your system.

NOTE: It is important that you idle your system before you update the driver.

1. Press Start > Control Panel > System. The System Properties screen displays.
2. Click on the Hardware tab.
3. Click on the Device Manager and the Device Manager screen displays.
4. Click on IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
5. Double-click on the Dell Express Flash PCIe SSD device for which you want to update the driver.
6. Click on the Driver tab and click on Update Driver. The screen for the Upgrade Device Driver Wizard displays.
7. Insert the appropriate driver media.
8. Click Next.
9. Follow the steps in the Wizard to browse for new driver.
10.Select the driver.
11.Click Next and continue the installation steps in the Wizard.
12.Click Finish to exit the wizard.

Driver Update using Dell Update Package (DUP)
A Dell Update Package (DUP) is a self-contained executable in a standard Dell package format and each Update Package is designed to update a single component on your system.

To ensure that you have the current version of the driver, download the latest DUP from

Driver Update
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.

Silent Driver Update
Execute the DUP from the command line (or script) as follow:
> Express_Flash_PCIe-SSD_DRVR_WIN_....exe /s /l= /r
Where: /s Executes the update silently without user intervention.
/r Reboots the system, if required, after performing the update.
/l= Appends logged messages to a specified ASCII file; creates a new file if one does not exist.

For more command line options type
> Express_Flash_PCIe-SSD_DRVR_WIN_....exe /?
or consult the "Dell Update Package User's Guide".
Important Information
- The Dell PowerEdge Express Flash PCIe SSD driver is not native to the supported Operating System listed with this release.
- OpenManage Server Administrator is required for device status LED to operate correctly.
- It is recommended for the Dell PowerEdge Express Flash PCIe SSD to run the latest firmware available.
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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).