Seagate Cheetah VI 10K 146LP U320 36GB 68Pin, Cheetah VI 10K 146LP U320 36GB 80Pin, Cheetah VI 10K 146LP U320 73GB 68Pin, Cheetah VI 10K 146LP U320 73GB 80Pin, Cheetah VI 10K 146LP U320 146GB 68Pin, Cheetah VI 10K 146LP U320 146GB 80Pin, v.DS09, A00

This utility updates the SCSI Seagate Cheetah 10K Drives firmware to DS09. This version addresses compatibility issues when drives are installed in U320 capable PV220/PV221S enclosures and other general quality improvements.
The following Seagate drives are supported in this release:
Seagate Model # ST3146807LW
Seagate Model # ST3146807LC
Seagate Model # ST336607LW
Seagate Model # ST336607LC
Seagate Model # ST373307LW
Seagate Model # ST373307LC

Fixes & Enhancements

This version corrects issues found with drives going intermittently Off-line, or a hang condition with drives installed in U320 capable PV220/PV221S systems and introduces other quality improvements.


Version DS09, A00


SCSI Drive

Release date

26 Jan 2004

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:BR71432.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 873 KB
Format Description:This 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.
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.

Supported Operating Systems
Red Hat Ent Linux 2.1
Red Hat Linux 8.0
Red Hat Linux 9.0
Windows Server 2003
Windows 2000
Applies to
Cheetah VI 10K 146LP U320 146GB 68Pin
Cheetah VI 10K 146LP U320 146GB 80Pin
Cheetah VI 10K 146LP U320 36GB 68Pin
Cheetah VI 10K 146LP U320 36GB 80Pin
Cheetah VI 10K 146LP U320 73GB 68Pin
Cheetah VI 10K 146LP U320 73GB 80Pin
Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for BR71432.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.

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.

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 3.0 "Using The Update Utility" for important information regarding the update process.

Upon booting up from Update diskette, the user is displayed a menu and prompted to select the type of SCSI or RAID controller whose SCSI HDD is connected to.

1. LSI 1020 for PE1600 .....................................Controller
2. LSI 1030 for PE2600 .....................................Controller
3. 7890, 7899, 2940U2W family ..............................Controller
4. PERC2, PERC2/Si, PERC3/Si, PERC3/Di......................Controller
5. PERC3/SC PERC3/DC, PERC3/DCL, PERC3/QC...................Controller
6. PERC4/Di, PERC4/SC, PERC4/DC.............................Controller

If PERC3/xx, PERC4/xx is selected, the user is prompted to select
the channel number the drives are connected to:

1)Update Drives connected to Channel 0 of PERC3 ?
2)Update Drives connected to Channel 1 of PERC3 ?
3)Update Drives connected to Channel 2 of PERC3 ?
4)Update Drives connected to Channel 3 of PERC3 ?

Once the controller selection has been made, utility will prompt the user to continue the update. Follow the prompts to completely update all target Seagate U320 10K devices found.

Once the update is complete Remove the diskette and reboot the system.
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 highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.