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Driver Details

Maxtor Cobra 10K U320 36GB 68 Pin, Cobra 10K U320 36GB 80 Pin, Cobra 10K U320 73GB 68 Pin, Cobra 10K U320 73GB 80 Pin, Cobra 10K U320 146GB 68 Pin, Cobra 10K U320 146GB 80 Pin, v.1.0, A00

This utility disables the startup gamma calibration routine from Maxtor Atlas 10K drives

Fixes & Enhancements

Initial Release
History: on power up, Maxtor Atlas 10K drives generate an audible noise while executing Gamma Calibration. This noise is part of the normal start up procedure; there are no problems with the drive. This noise will not occur during an active or idle drive state after the system is fully powered on and entered a ready state. This utility disables the startup gamma calibration routine.

Version

Version 1.0, A00

Release date

02 Oct 2003

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011

Importance

Optional

Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:BR66869.exe
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File Size: 853KB
Format DescriptionThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, then double-click it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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Supported Operating Systems

Red Hat Ent Linux 2.1
Red Hat Linux 8.0
Red Hat Linux 9.0
MS Windows Server 2003
MS Windows 2000

Applies to

Cobra 10K U320 146GB 68 Pin
Cobra 10K U320 146GB 80 Pin
Cobra 10K U320 36GB 68 Pin
Cobra 10K U320 36GB 80 Pin
Cobra 10K U320 73GB 68 Pin
Cobra 10K U320 73GB 80 Pin

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for BR66869.exe:

Utility must be placed on a non-write protected diskette.

NOTE: In order to create this diskette, the file must be downloaded to and executed on a system running Microsoft Windows.

Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link to accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Diskette Creation
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to create the diskette set.
2. Insert a blank diskette then click Continue.
3. After all the files have been copied to the last, click Finish.

Installation:
NOTE: BACKUP ALL DATA BEFORE RUNNING THIS PROGRAM. Do not remove power from the devices or disturb the devices in any way while the download is in progress. Dell, Inc is not Responsible for any data loss resulting from the use of this program

NOTE: Before proceeding with the update, refer to README.TXT file, section 4.0 "Using The Update Utility" for important information regarding the update process.

For drives connected to Channel 0 of an LSI RAID controller (PERC 3/SC, PERC 3/DC, PERC 3/DCL, PERC 3/QC, PERC 4/Di, PERC 4/SC, PERC 4/DC):
1. Insert the firmware update diskette into the floppy drive and reboot the system.
2. The utility will automatically determine the correct device to update when booted
3. Once the update is complete Remove the diskette and reboot the system.

For drives connected to Channel 1 of an LSI RAID controller (PERC 3/SC, PERC 3/DC, PERC 3/DCL, PERC 3/QC, PERC 4/Di, PERC 4/SC, PERC 4/DC):
1. Modify the CONFIG.SYS file on the diskette by removing the 'REM' statement in the line “Device=ASPIDRV\MEGASPI.SYS /a1” and adding the REM statement to the line “Device=ASPIDRV\MEGASPI.SYS /a0”.
2. Insert the firmware update diskette into the floppy drive and reboot the system.
3. The utility will automatically determine the correct device to update when booted
4. Once the update is complete Remove the diskette and reboot the system.


For drives connected an Adaptec RAID controller (PERC 3/Si, PERC 3/DI):
1. Modify the CONFIG.SYS file on the diskette by removing the 'REM' statement in the line "Device=ASPIDRV\ELITEAPI.SYS /M" and adding the ‘REM’ statement to the lines “Device=ASPIDRV\MEGASPI.SYS /a0” and “Device=ASPIDRV\MEGASPI.SYS /a1”.
2. Insert the firmware update diskette into the floppy drive and reboot the system.
3. The utility will automatically determine the correct device to update when booted
4. Once the update is complete Remove the diskette and reboot the system.

Important Information

The default system configuration for this release is for devices connected to Channel 0 of LSI PERC3 and PERC4 RAID controllers. To enable support for other LSI PERC channels or Adaptec PERC3/Si or Di controllers, please see the installation instructions or the readme.txt file located on the floppy.

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