Dell PowerVault BIOS, A08

PowerVault 725N BIOS A08

Fixes & Enhancements

1. Fixes issue in which a PV725N with BIOS A07 and Adaptec SCSI card 39160 BIOS version 2.57.2s2 will report that no hard drives are available.


Version A08, A08



Release date

20 Oct 2003

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:PV725N_A08.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 681 KB
Format Description:This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Other versions
A06,A06 12 May 20035:41:17 PM
A05,A05 25 Feb 20032:12:32 PM
A01,A01 18 Nov 200210:50:07 AM
Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for PV725N_A08.exe:

Note: In order to execute this file, it must be downloaded to a system running Microsoft Windows with an unzip utility installed.

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.

Extract Files
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package
2. Click Continue.
3. Specify the location to unzip the files.

Note: The default extract path is c:\Dell\PV725N

4. Click on the OK button to extract files.
5. After a few seconds a dialog box will appear that says that all files were successfully unzipped. Click OK to exit from the installer.

1. Copy the BIOS file A08.rom to the PowerVault 725N system.
2. Open a Windows Explorer window on the PowerVault 725N by using a direct attached Keyboard, monitor, and mouse or by using the Terminal Service Advanced Client located in the PowerVault NAS Manager web interface.
3. Browse to "C:\Dell\Flash Utility".
4. Double click WinSFI to open the AMI WinFlash Utility.
5. In the AMI WinFlash window, ensure only the NVRAM Programming box is checked.
9. In the File drop-down menu, select Load BIOS and Flash.
10. When the Open window appears, use the folder's navigation icons to navigate to the folder you placed the downloaded BIOS file in.
11. Click Open.
12. When a message appears asking if you are sure you want to update the BIOS, click Yes.
13. After the BIOS update is complete, a message will appear stating the flash ROM update is complete and asks if you want to restart your system. Click Yes.

Note: Your system will reboot after clicking Yes.
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 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).