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
-Not Applicable

Enhancement
-Added support for new Dell PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs.
-Support for NVMe 1.1 specification updates
-Re-synced with the Open Fabrics Alliance (OFA) open source NVMe driver repository

Version

Version 1.4.8.1, A06

Category

Solid State Storage

Release date

08 Apr 2016

Last Updated

30 Aug 2017

Importance

Available formats

File Format: Rel-Notes-Text
File Name: Express-Flash-PCIe-SSD_Driver_FV8GW_W2K12R2_1.4.8.1_A06.txt
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 7.51 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:
5eb36da25f4ac29eddc98498ade85493
SHA1:
fd4e24cd5f0262b6260902fe9ee72b32a06a6013
SHA-256:
f538af0e036eb0de7d6da36c5fe37606f0defd3e4567b7c6365c5cdc21bce2a3
File Format: Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name: Express-Flash-PCIe-SSD_Driver_FV8GW_WN32_1.4.8.1_A06.EXE
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 5.63 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:
870afb1653eae8ef817bb8bed237a969
SHA1:
8baf2271b2b8140ac97ae2ccbacc5e395e049437
SHA-256:
5ffbcb8645ecf75333e8aabdc07058b0a9306655ed68e83637f0df696b1227fc
File Format: Update Package for Microsoft® Windows® 64-Bit.
File Name: Express-Flash-PCIe-SSD_Driver_FV8GW_WN64_1.4.8.1_A06.EXE
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 10.68 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:
75ad638d56737612ee3a03c744ad454e
SHA1:
de40d00c6cf6bff790436015fdb46f4920eab255
SHA-256:
4e1597407ffb17deaed60ec6ff723a382f2847f6b050a24b20e293b0d601d661
File Format: Hard-Drive
File Name: Express-Flash-PCIe-SSD_Driver_FV8GW_W2K12R2_1.4.8.1_A06_ZPE.exe
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 179.63 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:
75c7f7945ad4eb4f795399474be9d04c
SHA1:
fd412cef29ac3bc95896f91b0187e0e93ad95ba5
SHA-256:
bd7d4e68d65af53bfc0288f367481908fb8a6e750021b0aa3b6083b846f762b4

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SWB,DRVR,PCIESSD2.3,W2K12R2
SWB,DRVR,PCIESSD3.0,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".
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.

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