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Dell SAS Hard Drive Firmware Utility, SATA Hard Drive Firmware Utility, v.SAS_SATA, A11

This is a general maintenance release for SAS and SATA drives. It is a re-release of the previous version with enhanced installation instructions. Please see Fixes and Enhancements for information regarding an Urgent Seagate SATA release

Version

Other versions
SAS_SATA,A09 12 Jul 20131:04:40 PM
SAS_SATA,A08 12 Jul 20131:04:32 PM

Applies to

Dell SAS/SATA Hard Drive;

Date

Release date
12 Jul 2013
Last Updated
12 Jul 2013

Importance

Recommended. 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).

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:DELL_MULTI-DEVICE_A11_R239489.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 39MB
Format DescriptionThis 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.
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MD5:
5c6de4a06758e90e776c660bac0ff9be
SHA1:
34f111743372e792b5d22d92e8197f889f64b32a
SHA-256:
29faa3dfd158d1af5caedfb1a4bbd0c99906005cda6658cf7a9912b291798d85
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:R239489.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 30KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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MD5:
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SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.


Important Information

"This release is intended for use on drives attached to SAS/ PERC controllers and MD1000 Enclosures. To update drives attached to MD3000 and MD3000i enclosures, use R227532"

Please note: Only Dell Branded SAS/SCSI and PERC controllers are supported. Embedded SATA controllers are not supported.

On drives attached to PERC5/PERC6 controllers, the first drive to be updated requires a 5 minute delay before firmware flash to begin. Do not power cycle or reboot your system while the update is in progress.

Fixes & Enhancements

This is a general maintenance release for SAS and SATA drives. It is a re-release of the previous version with enhanced installation instructions.

All former firmware releases for all supported SAS and SATA hard drives have been compiled onto one release. Review the text file for information about fixes supported on this release

The release information in this section is specific to new firmware that has never before been released to the web. New releases added to this utility.

Releases are listed in order of Criticality:

* Recommended Releases *

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1.) Seagtate SAS 15k.5 3.5", version S52A
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* Offline Download Firmware Version S52A *

Fixes and Enhancements
======================
New firmware for the Seagate SAS 3.5", offline download version, is available for drive models
ST3300655SS, ST3146855SS and ST373455SS that will help improve stability and overall reliability of
these drives. During the next scheduled maintenance window, please update the drive firmware to the
latest level, version S517.

Improved handled during drive offline condition
Improved drive error recovery for ECC correctable errors
Resolved race condition during drive spin up
Resolved retry errors during format with certify
Fixed condition that caused LED to remain lit when normally would flash
Enhanced DST Error recovery / handling
Adds the DELL(tm) signature


Dell Part #DescriptionCriticality
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TN937 HD,146G,SAS,DU,15K,3.5,SGT,15KRecommended
HT953HD,300G,SAS,DU,15K,3.5,SGT,15KRecommended
GY581HD,73G,SAS,DU,15K,3.5,SGT,15K5Recommended
NR905HD,146G,SAS,03,15K,3.5,SGT15K5Recommended
HY939HD,146G,SAS,3,15K,3.5,SGT,15K5Recommended
RY491HD,146G,SAS,3,15K,3.5,SG2,15K5Recommended
NP658HD,146G,SAS,3,15K,3.5,SG2,15K5Recommended
GM251HD,300G,SAS,3,15K,3.5,SG2,15K5Recommended
WR712HD,300G,SAS,3,15K,3.5,SG2,15K5Recommended
JP621HD,300G,SAS,3,15K,3.5,SGT,15K5Recommended
DT460HD,300G,SAS,3,15K,3.5,SGT,15K5Recommended
KN518HD,73G,SAS,03,15K,3.5,SGT15K5Recommended
TU961HD,73G,SAS,3,15K,3.5,SGT,15K5Recommended
UM837HD,73G,SAS,3,15K,3.5,SG2,15K5Recommended
UP936HD,73G,SAS,3,15K,3.5,SG2,15K5Recommended
TK237HD,146G,SAS,3,15K,3.5,SGT3,15KRecommended
GP880HD,300G,SAS,3,15K,3.5,SG3,15K5Recommended
XT763HD,73G,SAS,3,15K,3.5,SGT3,15K5Recommended

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2.) Seagate 15K6 SAS 3.5"
======================

* Firmware Version HS0F *

Seagate 15k6 SAS, 3.5" version HS0F for drive models ST3450856SS, ST3300656SS and ST3146356SS.


Fixes and Enhancements
======================
Performance Enhancements
Performance improvements to 4KB random reads



Dell Part #DescriptionCriticality
---------------------------------
XX518HD,146G,SAS,DU,15K,3.5,SGT,HURRecommmended
FM501HD,450G,SAS,DU,15K,3.5,SGT,HURRecommended
YP778HD,300G,SAS,DU,15K,3.5,SGT,HURRecommended

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3.) Seagate 10k SAS 2.5"
======================

* Firmware Version S22C *

Seagate 10k SAS 2.5", version S22C for drive models ST9146802SS (146GB) and ST973402SS (73GB).

Fixes and Enhancements
======================
Improved handled during drive offline condition
Improved drive error recovery for ECC correctable errors
Resolved race condition during drive spin up
Resolved retry errors during format with certify
Fixed condition that caused LED to remain lit when normally would flash
Enhanced DST Error recovery / handling
Adds the DELL(tm) signature



Dell Part #DescriptionCriticality
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HM407 HD,146G,SAS,3,10K,2.5,SGT,FIRE Recommended
CM318 HD,146G,SAS,DU,10K,2.5,SGT,FIRRecommended
GP881 HD,146G,SAS,3,10K,2.5,SGT2,FIRRecommended
TX535 HD,73G,SAS,3,10K,2.5,SGT,FIRE Recomm

Installation 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.



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.

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