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Seagate SAS ST91000640SS and ST9500620S firmware version AS08.

This release contains firmware version AS08 for Seagate SAS (7.2K rpm 2.5" SAS) 500GB and 1TB Hard Drives. Dell. Vendor model numbers ST91000640SS and ST9500620S.

Fixes & Enhancements

When firmware is applied prior to a cold power cycle this firmware prevents a situation that can lead to unrecoverable drive failure during A/C power removal.
Resolves a rare condition that can cause drive to hang during power on sequence
Improvements to overall drive reliability
Improvements to background scan logging
Improved drive error handling

Version

Version AS08, A06

Category

SAS Drive

Release date

29 Jul 2013

Last Updated

28 Oct 2013

Importance

Urgent

Available formats

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

Other versions

AS05,A04 12 Jul 20131:04:40 PM

Supported Operating Systems

Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Red Hat Ent Linux 4.5
Red Hat Ent Linux 4.6
Suse Linux ES 9
Suse Linux ES 10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5
Red Hat Ent Linux 4.7
Red Hat Ent Linux 5.2
Red Hat Ent Linux 6
Red Hat Ent Linux 5
Novell SuSE Linux ES 10
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x86
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64

Applies to

Seagate Constellation.2 1TB SAS 7.2K RPM
SEAGATE Constellation.2 500GB SAS 7.2K RPM

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.