Driver Details

Maxtor Aurora 15K U320 18GB 68 Pin, Aurora 15K U320 18GB 80 Pin, Aurora 15K U320 36GB 68 Pin, Aurora 15K U320 36GB 80 Pin, Aurora 15K U320 73GB 68 Pin, Aurora 15K U320 73GB 80 Pin, v.1.0, A00

This utility disables the read-lookahead (ESP) feature of the drive.

Fixes & Enhancements

Initial Release
A timeout problem was reported with Maxtor Atlas 15K SCSI hard disk drives running a specific Hard Drive Stress test script under Linux 9.0 within a PE1600SC system. When the Messages log file within Linux is viewed, a System Timeout, Bus Reset, and 04/40/0C check condition may be recorded.

This issue was found while running the Hard Drive stress test. There is no known customer reported problem running a specific application. In this test environment, the drive is requested to perform reverse sequential reads. In some cases, this issue can intermittently create an internal race condition causing the the drive to ‘hang’, requiring the Operating system to issue a bus reset.

Version

Version 1.0, A00

Release date

31 Oct 2003

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011

Importance

Optional

Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:BR67588.exe
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File Size: 881KB
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Supported Operating Systems

Red Hat Ent Linux 2.1
Red Hat Linux 8.0
Red Hat Linux 9.0
MS Windows Server 2003
MS Windows 2000

Applies to

Aurora 15K U320 18GB 68 Pin
Aurora 15K U320 18GB 80 Pin
Aurora 15K U320 36GB 68 Pin
Aurora 15K U320 36GB 80 Pin
Aurora 15K U320 73GB 68 Pin
Aurora 15K U320 73GB 80 Pin

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for BR67588.exe:

Utility must be placed on a non-write protected diskette.

NOTE: In order to create this diskette, the file must be downloaded to and executed on a system running Microsoft Windows.

Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link to accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Diskette Creation
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to create the diskette set.
2. Insert a blank diskette then click Continue.
3. After all the files have been copied to the last, click Finish.

Installation:
NOTE: BACKUP ALL DATA BEFORE RUNNING THIS PROGRAM. Do not remove power from the devices or disturb the devices in any way while the download is in progress. Dell, Inc is not Responsible for any data loss resulting from the use of this program

NOTE: Before proceeding with the update, refer to README.TXT file, section 4.0 "Using The Update Utility" for important information regarding the update process.

For drives connected to an LSI 1020 or 1030 SCSI controller:
1. Insert the firmware update diskette into the floppy drive and reboot the system.
2. The utility will automatically determine the correct device to update when booted
3. Once the update is complete Remove the diskette and reboot the system.

For drives connected to an Adapted 7899 or 39160 SCSI controller:
1. Modify the CONFIG.SYS file on the diskette by removing the 'REM' statement in the line Device=ASPIDRV\ASPI8U2.SYS and adding the ‘REM’ statement to the line Device=ASPIDRV\ASPIMPT.SYS. This modification loads the ASPI driver for Adaptec controllers instead of the ASPI driver for LSI controllers
2. Insert the firmware update diskette into the floppy drive and reboot the system.
3. The utility will automatically determine the correct device to update when booted
4. Once the update is complete Remove the diskette and reboot the system.

For drives connected to Channel 0 of an LSI RAID controller (PERC 3/SC, PERC 3/DC, PERC 3/DCL, PERC 3/QC, PERC 4/Di, PERC 4/SC, PERC 4/DC):
1. Insert the firmware update diskette into the floppy drive and reboot the system.
2. The utility will automatically determine the correct device to update when booted
3. Once the update is complete Remove the diskette and reboot the system.

For drives connected to Channel 1 of an LSI RAID controller (PERC 3/SC, PERC 3/DC, PERC 3/DCL, PERC 3/QC, PERC 4/Di, PERC 4/SC, PERC 4/DC):
1. Modify the CONFIG.SYS file on the diskette by removing the 'REM' statement in the line “Device=ASPIDRV\MEGASPI.SYS /a1” and adding the REM statement to the line “Device=ASPIDRV\MEGASPI.SYS /a0”.
2. Insert the firmware update diskette into the floppy drive and reboot the system.
3. The utility will automatically determine the correct device to update when booted
4. Once the update is complete Remove the diskette and reboot the system.

For drives connected an Adaptec RAID controller (PERC 3/Si, PERC 3/DI):
1. Modify the CONFIG.SYS file on the diskette by removing the 'REM' statement in the line "Device=ASPIDRV\ELITEAPI.SYS /M" and adding the ‘REM’ statement to the lines “Device=ASPIDRV\MEGASPI.SYS /a0” and “Device=ASPIDRV\MEGASPI.SYS /a1”.
2. Insert the firmware update diskette into the floppy drive and reboot the system.
3. The utility will automatically determine the correct device to update when booted
4. Once the update is complete Remove the diskette and reboot the system.

Important Information

The default system configuration for this release supports drives connected to the LSI 1020/1030 SCSI, non-RAID controllers. To enable support for other SCSI or RAID controllers, please see the installation instructions or the readme.txt file located on the floppy.

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