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

Fixes & Enhancements

Updated Firmware Releases Since Last Release:

59.0 Seagate 7.2k SAS 3.5", version RS12, for drive model number ST33000650SS (3TB) and ST32000645SS (2TB).
69.0 Seagate 7.2k SATA 3.5", version PA09, for drive model numbers ST2000NM0011 (2TB), ST1000NM0011 (1TB) and ST500NM0011 (500GB)
70.0 Seagate 7.2k SATA 3.5", version RA0B, for drive model numbers ST33000650NS (3TB).
71.0 Toshiba SSD SAS 2.5", version A007, for drive model numbers - MK1001GRZB (100GB), MK2001GRZB (200GB) and MK4001GRZ (400GB)
72.0 Seagate 7.2k SAS 3.5", version PS08, for drive model numbers ST2000NM0001 (2TB), ST1000NM0001 (1TB) and ST500NM0001 (500GB)
73.0 Seagate 10k SAS 2.5", version CS09, for drive model numbers ST9900805SS (900GB), ST9600205SS (600GB) and ST9300605SS (300GB)
87.0 Hitachi 10k SAS 2.5", version N340, for drive model numbers HUC109030CSS600 (300GB), HUC109060CSS600 (600GB) and HUC109090CSS600 (900GB).
88.0 Toshiba 10k SAS 2.5", version DE06, for drive model numbers AL13SEB300 (300GB), AL13SEB600 (600GB) and AL13SEB900 (900GB).



Version SAS, A43


SAS Drive

Release date

14 Mar 2013

Last Updated

04 Nov 2016


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:NautilusA43_ZPE.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 97 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.
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:Release Notes A43.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 81 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.

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

Other versions
A45,A45 30 Jul 20135:37:51 PM
A44,A44 06 May 20132:29:40 PM
SAS,A42 05 Feb 20137:51:00 PM
SAS,A40 16 Nov 20124:07:34 PM
SAS,A39 25 Oct 20127:16:03 PM
SAS,A38 31 Jul 20129:22:45 PM
A37,A37 24 Jul 20126:59:02 PM
SAS,A36 06 Jun 20127:44:29 PM
Applies to
Dell SAS/SATA Hard Drive
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.

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.

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 text file for drives affected in the location you selected to unzip the files that contains additional andlate breaking information. If you need to run the Delivery Package again, you can run the file DDDP.exe from that same location.

Reboot will be required
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).