Driver Details


This is a general maintenance release for SAS and SATA drives. It is a re-release of the previous version with additional firmware updates.

Fixes & Enhancements



Version SAS, A42


SAS Drive

Release date

06 Feb 2013

Last Updated

21 May 2013



Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:NautilusA42Dos_ZPE.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 98MB
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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:Release Notes A42.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 78KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.

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

Other versions

SAS,A36 12 Aug 20136:06:22 PM
SAS,A39 12 Aug 20136:05:06 PM
A5F0,A34 12 Jul 20131:04:42 PM
A37,A37 12 Jul 20131:04:40 PM
SAS,A38 12 Jul 20131:04:40 PM
SAS,A40 16 Nov 20124:07:34 PM

Supported Operating Systems

Not Applicable

Applies to

Dell SAS/SATA Hard Drive

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.

Detailed Instructions

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.

Important Information

This update will not run if any of the following conditions exist
1. Any Virtual Disk that is not optimal.
2. A RAID container that is performing a Background Initialization or Consistency Check.
3. A Rebuild, Resync, or copyback function is taking place.
4. A RAID set that is Partially Degraded or in a Degraded state.

This update will run on drives remaining in a RAID set that is in a Offline state
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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.​

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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).