Dell SCSI Hard Drive Firmware Utility, A09

This is a full compilation of all drives and drive firmware supported under SCSI releases. A drive listed in the Fixes/Enhancements secton indicates that it is a new addition to this release. For more details about the other firmware included please download the individual readme file.

Fixes & Enhancements

This is a general maintenance release for SCSI drives. All former firmware releases for all supported SCSI hard drives have been compiled onto one release. Review the text file for information about fixes supported on this release.

This version corrects hang issue found with PERC6/i and PERC5/i controllers after they have been updated to v.6.0.1-0080 and 5.2.1-0067, respectively.

Seagate 10K7 and 15K4 SCSI
New D405/D705 Firmware is available for Seagate 10K7 and 15K4 SCSI.
This release addresses multiple minor fixes for data error handling, detection, and correction, and incorporates changes included in D404/D704, and will update Seagate Cheetah 10K.7 drive model
to firmware version D705 and Cheetah 15K.4 drive models to firmware version D405, respectively.

With D403/D703, under certain rare circumstances a command timeout can possibly lead to drives being taken off-line, or cause the drive to post a SMART trip. Two changes are related to these timeout conditions:

1) idleoperation and commands not being processed properly leading to possible timeout conditions
2) particular error recovery taking longer than timeouts allow.

Seagate 15K.5 SCSI
New D507 Firmware available for Seagate 15K.5 Parallel SCSI Hard Disk Drives
This is a general maintenance release that addresses multiple error handling and recovery enhancements and fixes that are considered to be corner cases but could impact overall performance of the drive. It is an optional upgrade that may be performed for maintenance or troubleshooting reasons.

Fujitsu 10LX SCSI
New 5E03 Firmware is available for Fujitsu 10LX SCSI Hard Disk Drives. This is a general maintenance release that has improved Write recovery, error handling and reporting.



Version A09, A09


SCSI Drive

Release date

07 Oct 2013

Last Updated

09 Oct 2013


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 13 MB
Format Description:This 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.
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File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:R182831.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 17 KB
Format Description:This 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.
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Other versions
A08,A08 19 Sep 20079:11:13 AM
Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for DELL_SCSI-HARD-DRIVE-FIRMWAR_A09_R182831.EXE:

NOTE: In order to create the Hard drive firmware update media using this package, this file must be downloaded to and executed on a system running Microsoft Windows. This package can be used to create a bootable USB flash drive, CD, or hard drive image.


1. Select the download method you want to use to retrieve the file - either HTTP or FTP.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, read the agreement and then select either "I agree" or "I disagree".
3. When the File Download window appears, click Save.
4. From the Save As dialog, select a location and a file name then click "Save".
5. If a Download Complete window appears, click Close.

Hard Drive Firmware Media Creation

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click it to extract the diagnostic files and start the distribution application.
2. Verify that you have the correct diagnostic package by reviewing the information on the dialog box that appears then click Continue.
3. Specify the location to unzip the files.
4. Click on the OK button to extract files. After the files are extracted, a message should appear indicating that all files were successfully unzipped.
5. Click the OK button to start the Hard Drive Firmware Package. Follow the on screen prompts to create the media desired.

CD Media Creation

1. Follow your CD writing software vendor's instructions to create a CD from the downloaded .ISO file.

Note: If CD media is viewed using Windows explorer, only the file Booting.txt will be visible. This CD was created using hard-disk emulation.

Running the Hard Drive Firmware Update Utility

1. Insert the media you created.
2. Boot the computer. (You may have to configure the boot order in BIOS setup to boot the media you created before other devices.)
3. Follow the screen prompts to update your drive firmware.

There will be a readme.txt file for DDDP usage and a R162703.txt text file fordrives affected in the location you selected to unzip the files that contains additional and late breaking information. If you need to run the Delivery Package again, you can run the file DDDP.exe from that same location.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Custom Instructions for R182831.txt:

1) Click Download now.
The File Download window appears.

2) Click the Save button.
The Save As window appears.

3) Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

4) Click the Save button.
A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

5) If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.

6) Double click the Icon on your desktop for the newly saved file.
The Dell Bios Release Notes window appears.
Important Information
Do not power cycle your system while the update is in progress
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).