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Hitachi SAS HUS153073VLS300, HUS153014VLS300 and HUS153030VLS300 firmware version A598

This release will update Hitachi 15K SAS 3.5'' 73GB, 146GB and 300GB Hard Drives to A598. Dell part numbers: GX198, HR200 and MM406, drive models HUS153073VLS300, HUS153014VLS300 and HUS153030VLS300.

Version

Other versions
A590,A02 26 Sep 20129:18:39 AM
A4C2,A01 18 Aug 20084:09:02 PM

Applies to

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Date

Release date
12 Aug 2013
Last Updated
13 Aug 2013

Importance

Recommended. 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).

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:SAS-Drive_Firmware_R7FK6_WN32_A598_A03.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 5MB
Format DescriptionDell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
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SHA-256:
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Important Information

Important Information - External:
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.

There is an architectural constraint with Dell DUP HDD firmware update utility, related to system memory utilization, which is typically encountered on systems with minimal system memory, memory-intensive configurations, multiple RAID controllers, or memory-intensive applications. This issue is typically reported as - The operation was not successful because the device buffer write has failed. And will result in an aborted attempt to update firmware on the identified HDD. Error codes associated with this failure mode include 8009 and 8017. Once an error is detected, the update session is aborted. There is no data integrity or data availability risk associated with this issue. Subsequent attempts to update the HDD firmware may succeed, particularly if system resources are freed up.

Fixes & Enhancements

This release will update Hitachi 15K SAS 3.5'' 73GB, 146GB and 300GB Hard Drives to A598. Dell part numbers: GX198, HR200 and MM406, drive models HUS153073VLS300, HUS153014VLS300 and HUS153030VLS300.

New firmware for the Hitachi SATA 3.5", is available that will will help resolve a stability issue while running DST cache test. During the next scheduled maintenance window, please update the drive firmware to the latest level, version A598. During the next scheduled maintenance window, please update the drive firmware to the latest level.

Fix:
1)) The following error may be seen when running Dell diagnostics DST Failure. This firmware change will prevent the cache contention issue that causes this error

Installation instructions

Download

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.

Installation

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.

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