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Dell SAS Hard Drive Firmware Utility, SATA Hard Drive Firmware Utility, v.SAS_SATA, A08

This is a full compilation of all drives and drive firmware supported under SAS and SATA releases. A drive listed in the Fixes/Enhancements below 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 SAS and SATA drives.
All former firmware releases for all supported SAS and SATA hard drives have been compiled onto one release. Review the text file for information about fixes supported on this release

The release information in this section is specific to new firmware that has never before been released to the web. New releases added to this utility.

Releases are listed in order of Criticality:

* URGENT Releases *

1.) Seagate SATA 3.5", version MA08 for drive models ST3250310NS, ST3500320NS, ST31000340NS
and ST31000340NS.
Fixes and Enhancements
======================
Error handling:
Drive hang after power cycle resulting in inaccessible data on the drive
(refer to Seagate press release for additional detail).

To update drives attached to MD3000 and MD3000i enclosures, use R210446.

Includes several fixes for optimized error handling and stability.
Fixes to maintain SMART status error reporting preservation after a power cycle.
Hangs detected during video streams during QuickTime application

Performance:
Resolved performance degradation issue during heavy sequential write I/O.
General performance improvements for reads and for error handling events


Dell Part #DescriptionCriticality
---------------------------------
DP279 HD,1TB,SATA,3.5.SGT,MOURGENT
NN987 HD,750GB,SATA,3.5.SGT,MOURGENT
JU643 HD,500GB,SATA,3.5.SGT,MOURGENT
CX424 HD,250GB,SATA,3.5.SGT,MOURGENT

* Recommended Releases *

2.) This release will update Hitachi 15K SAS 3.5'' 300GB Hard Drives to B590, Drive model HUS154530VLS300 and Hitachi 15K SAS 3.5'' 450GB Hard Drives to D590, Dell part number: XX517, Drive model HUS154545VLS300.

Fixes and Enhancements
======================
New firmware for the Hitachi SAS 3.5" that will help improve stability and overall reliability
of these drives. During the next scheduled maintenance window, please update the drive firmware to the latest level, version B590 and D590.

Drives afected:
Dell Part #Description Criticality
---------------------- -----------
H704FHD,300GB,SAS,DU,15K,HIT,VIP+ Recommended
XX517HD,450G,SAS,DU,15K,HIT,VIP+ Recommended

3.) Seagate 15k6 SAS, 3.5" version HS0A for drive models ST3146356SS, ST3300656SS,and ST3450856SS.

Fixes and Enhancements
======================
Error handling:
Multiple improvements for handling and recovering from various reset conditions.
Fixes for low probability drive timeouts or hang conditions.
Fix for offline or SMART trip drives configured in a RAID10.
Fix for no drive found error message during a reboot.

Performance:
Sequential write performance degraded after writing to a reassigned sector
Improvements for sequential read performance under heavy IO
Performance Issue When Transitioning From Sequential Writes to Sequential Reads

Dell Part #DescriptionCriticality
---------------------------------
XX518HD,146G,SAS,DU,15K,3.5,SGT,HURRecommmended
FM501HD,450G,SAS,DU,15K,3.5,SGT,HURRecommended
YP778HD,300G,SAS,DU,15K,3.5,SGT,HURRecommended

4.)Seagate NS SAS 3.5", version MS05 for drive models ST31000640SS, ST3750630SS, and ST3500620SS

Fixes and Enhancements
======================
Multiple improvements for handling and recovering from various reset conditions.
Fixes for low probability drive timeouts or hang conditions.
Fix for offline or SMART trip drives configured in a RAID10.
Fix for no drive found error message during a reboot.

Performance:
Sequential write performance degraded after writing to a reassigned sector
Improvements for sequential read performance under heavy IO
Performance Issue When Transitioning From Sequential Writes to Sequential Reads

Dell Part #DescriptionCriticality
---------------------------------
CP464HD,1TRB,NL,DU,7.2K,3.5,SGT,MORecommended
YP777HD,500G,NL,DU,7.2K,3.5,SGT,MORecommended
FM500HD,

Version

Version SAS_SATA, A08

Release date

12 Jul 2013

Last Updated

12 Jul 2013

Importance

Recommended

Available formats

File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:R209162.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 29KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
Added to download list
Go to [{0}]
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
d3b0be955772dfdcf3c0bf7d0606e253
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:DELL_MULTI-DEVICE_A08_R209162.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 38MB
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.
Added to download list
Go to [{0}]
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
2c2a8e8ae69b65987f5250c516e89425
SHA1:
2f552d64d92a7b1b721232d466818d41af822f36
SHA-256:
c5e7c2bf4634a1d7832b2053144ed957b3f720b104e626a3d075e58562f2b332

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

Supported Operating Systems

Not Applicable

Applies to

Dell SAS/SATA Hard Drive

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.



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

"This release is intended for use on drives attached to SAS/ PERC controllers and MD1000 Enclosures. To update drives attached to MD3000 and MD3000i enclosures, use R210446"

Please note: Only Dell Branded SAS/SCSI and PERC controllers are supported. Embedded SATA controllers are not supported.

On drives attached to PERC5/PERC6 controllers, the first drive to be updated requires a 5 minute delay before firmware flash to begin. Do not power cycle or reboot your system while the update is in progress.

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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).