Windows Server 2012 R2 64 Bit Driver for Dell PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD.

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Windows Server 2012 R2 64 Bit Driver for Dell PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD.
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Fixes & Enhancements

-Fixes:
NA

-Enhancement:
1. Added support for new Dell PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs.
2. Support for NVMe 1.2 specification updates.
3. Re-synced with the Open Fabrics Alliance (OFA) open source NVMe driver repository
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Version

2.0.8.1611, A08

Release date

19 Jun 2017

Download Type

Driver

Category

Solid State Storage

Importance

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Dell Technologies recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains changes to maintain overall system health. It ensures that the system software remains current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers, and software) and may include other new features.
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File Format: Update Package for MS Windows 32-Bit
File Name: Express-Flash-PCIe-SSD_Driver_NVT8R_WN32_2.0.8.1611_A08_01.EXE
File Size: 6.58 MB
Format Description:
Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
3c64a920b4fc32e8560141bc6ebf3f70
SHA1:
546a1527d4cb040d512dcd2ac85cc8f4d959b7c6
SHA-256:
61a1e2e225ebe250f716cc5c6517dc88eebe7e6902a9a392eeaaf8bdf73b47f2

File Format: ZipPack External
File Name: Express-Flash-PCIe-SSD_Driver_NVT8R_W2K12R2_2.0.8.1611_A08_ZPE.exe
File Size: 183.61 KB
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.
MD5:
03f51f3b0d3c39d6845cfd2b964a39e9
SHA1:
43233b8766cabee44c4dc942d15f1b80111e4342
SHA-256:
081e267ad7d67db39ecdc40ee7d3b4ea64fc82cd2c7f26f2580456e248ba4d54

File Format: External release notes
File Name: Express-Flash-PCIe-SSD_Driver_NVT8R_W2K12R2_2.0.8.11_A08.txt
File Size: 8.26 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.
MD5:
6e18b2c223d2009a7f300e65cebe5930
SHA1:
eb8d5ade5d815b7a13a9a6e9fa4b00640301abdc
SHA-256:
6d269ada0145696e76e64207db6e57abd35f65f0dfe79573758856e2a94e3d69

File Format: Update Package for MS Windows 64-Bit.
File Name: Express-Flash-PCIe-SSD_Driver_NVT8R_WN64_2.0.8.1611_A08_01.EXE
File Size: 9.58 MB
Format Description:
Dell Update Packages in native Microsoft Windows 64-bit format do not require that Microsoft WOW64 be installed on the Microsoft Windows Server.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
30f3dc8b50c6191a5af1b51b156085ef
SHA1:
e3dcc103228bc5420853d29895b8970e6d76757c
SHA-256:
530d466bdb9034aafd89b4c0d9014dd0883ee5cdece21a0b5f9a94e4bbab6a68

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Windows Server 2012 R2 contains an in-box NVMe PCIe SSD driver. However, Dell requires customers to update to the latest Dell provided driver to ensure full Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD support is present.

The Dell PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD (small form factor) controllers are only supported as boot devices for Windows Server 2012R2 on select Dell PowerEdge platforms and only when configured for UEFI boot.
Windows Server 2012 R2
Dell Express Flash NVMe 1.6TB 2.5 SFF U.2 (PM1725a)
Dell Express Flash NVMe 1.6TB HHHL AIC (PM1725a)
Dell Express Flash NVMe 3.2TB 2.5 SFF U.2 (PM1725a)
Dell Express Flash NVMe 3.2TB HHHL AIC (PM1725a)
Dell Express Flash NVMe 6.4TB 2.5 SFF U.2 (PM1725a)
Dell Express Flash NVMe 6.4TB HHHL AIC (PM1725a)
Dell Express Flash NVMe 800GB 2.5 SFF U.2 (PM1725a)
Dell Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD 1.6TB-MLC
Dell Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD 400GB-MLC
Dell Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD 800GB-MLC
Dell Express Flash NVMe PM1725 1.6TB PCIe SSD Adapter by Samsung
Dell Express Flash NVMe PM1725 1.6TB PCIe SSD Controller
Dell Express Flash NVMe PM1725 3.2TB PCIe SSD Adapter by Samsung
Dell Express Flash NVMe PM1725 3.2TB PCIe SSD Controller by Samsung
Dell Express Flash NVMe PM1725 6.4TB PCIe SSD Adapter by Samsung
Dell Express Flash NVMe PM1725 800GB PCIe SSD Controller
Dell Express Flash NVMe SM1715 1.6 TB PCIe SSD Controller
Dell Express Flash NVMe SM1715 1.6TB PCIe SSD Adapter by Samsung
Dell Express Flash NVMe SM1715 3.2TB PCIe SSD Adapter by Samsung
Dell Express Flash NVMe SM1715 3.2TB PCIe SSD Controller
Dell Express Flash NVMe SM1715 800GB PCIe SSD Controller
SWB,DRVR,PCIESSD3.0,W2K12R2
SWB,DRVR,PCIESSD3.3,W2K12R2
Installing Driver for a new PCIe SSD device
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Perform the following steps to configure the driver when you add the controller to a system that already has Windows installed.
Note: Windows Server 2012 R2 contains an in-box NVMe PCIe SSD driver, however Dell requires customers to update to the latest Dell provided driver to ensure full functionality.

1. Press Start > Control Panel > System and Security.
2. Select Device Manager under the System option.
3. Double-click the entry to expand Storage Controllers. Alternatively, you can click on the plus symbol next to the Storage controllers.
4. Double-click on the Standard NVM Express Controller for each device to update.
5. Click on the Driver tab and click on Update Driver.
6. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
7. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
8. Select Have Disk.
9. Follow the steps in the wizard and browse to the location of the driver files.
10.Select the driver.
11.Click OK to exit the wizard.
12.Click Next.
13.Restart the system for the changes to take effect.

Updating the Driver for existing PCIe SSD Devices
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Perform the following steps to update the Windows driver for a device already installed on your system.

NOTE: It is important that you idle your system before you update the driver.

1. Press Start > Control Panel > System and Security.
2. Select Device Manager under the System option.
3. Double-click the entry to expand Storage Controllers. Alternatively, you can click on the plus symbol next to the Storage controllers.
4. Double-click on the Dell Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD for which you want to update the driver.
5. Click on the Driver tab and click on Update Driver.
6. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
7. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
8. Select Have Disk.
9. Follow the steps in the wizard and browse to the location of the driver files.
10.Select the driver.
11.Click OK to exit the wizard.
12.Click Next.
13.Restart the system for the changes to take effect.

Driver Update using Dell Update Package (DUP)
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A Dell Update Package (DUP) is a self-contained executable in a standard Dell package format and each Update Package is designed to update a single component on your system.

To ensure that you have the current version of the driver, download the latest DUP from support.dell.com.

Driver Update
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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.

Silent Driver Update
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Execute the DUP from the command line (or script) as follow:
> Express_Flash_PCIe-SSD_DRVR_....exe /s /l= /r
Where: /s Executes the update silently without user intervention.
/r Reboots the system, if required, after performing the update.
/l= Appends logged messages to a specified ASCII file; creates a new file if one does not exist.

For more command line options type
> Express_Flash_PCIe-SSD_DRVR_....exe /?
or consult the "Dell Update Package User's Guide".

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