Driver Details


This is a general maintenance release utility for updating firmware for SAS and SATA drives. It is a re-release of the previous version with additional firmware updates.

This is for use on PowerEdge platforms that support UEFI boot mode for SAS and SATA drive updates. Please refer to DOS firmware update utility for older platforms. Current DOS release is A40.

Fixes & Enhancements

See attached release notes.


Version SAS, A03


SAS Drive

Release date

16 Nov 2012

Last Updated

28 Oct 2013


Available formats

File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:readme.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 30 KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:NautilusA03_ZPE.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 29 MB
Format DescriptionThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (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.

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Other versions
A13,A13 10 Jun 20155:42:36 PM
A12,A12 09 May 20145:11:54 PM
SAS,A02 31 Mar 20147:22:30 PM
SAS,A04 31 Mar 20147:20:46 PM
A11,A11 12 Dec 20135:55:10 PM
A10,A10 11 Sep 20131:58:49 PM
A08,A09 16 Aug 20136:59:35 PM
A01,A01 16 Aug 20136:59:35 PM
A07,A08 05 Aug 20137:11:30 PM
A07,A07 12 Jul 20131:02:08 PM
SAS,A06 15 Mar 20132:28:38 PM
SAS,A05 06 Feb 20138:50:33 PM
Applies to
Dell SAS/SATA Hard Drive EFI Firmware Utility
Installation instructions

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.


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.
Important Information
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.
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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.

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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).