American Megatrends (AMI) PERC2/DC, v.1.06, A04

This firmware release creates a bootable firmware update diskette for Dell
PERC 2/DC controller.

Fixes & Enhancements

Firmware Bug Fixes:
1. Norton Anti-Virus software was issuing reads for LBA out of
range. The firmware was not handling it properly resulting
in failing of drives. This is fixed. If the LBA is out of
range the command is rejected without sending it to SCSI

2. EVPD INQ data (HDD serial number) is now returned correctly.
Previously it was considered as normal INQ and the return
data was interpreted incorrectly.

3. Deleting the first created virtual disk on Vail used to hard
lock the system in W2K. When the driver sends a command to
the firmware, it is queued in the firmware internal queue.
This command is picked up for processing by the firmware at
a later point of time. When a Delete Config call comes the
firmware first finishes all the pending rd/wr commands for
all the logical drives and then completes the Delete Config
Call. Now if a rd/wr call comes on the logical drive being
deleted before the Delete Config call is completed the firmware
was never picking it up from the internal queue. This was the
bug. Now the firmware clears these pending commands with error
that have come in between the "arrival of DeleteConfig and
completion of DeleteConfig".

Firmware Enhancements
1. PowerVault 220S and PowerVault 221S support added. The
firmware previously was asking for 12 drive information on
SAF-TE calls. Now it asks for 16 drives.


Version 1.06, A04



Release date

09 Jan 2002

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:p2dc106a.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 611 KB
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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.

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 the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.