Dell Nautilus Firmware Update Utility for SAS and SATA Disk and Solid State Drive - *PLEASE SEE RELEASE_NOTES.TXT FILE FOR A LIST OF DRIVES THIS UPDATE APPLIES TO*

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

This is for use on PowerEdge platforms that support UEFI boot mode for SAS and SATA drive updates. Please refer to DOS firmware update utility for older platforms.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes and Enhancement details can be found in the "Release_Notes.txt" as one of the available downloads for this application.


Version A15, A15


Serial ATA

Release date

12 Jun 2015

Last Updated

18 Mar 2016


Available formats

File Format:Plain-Text
File Name:Release_Notes.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 123 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.
File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:Nautilus_efi_A15_ZPE.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 103 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.

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

Applies to
Dell SAS/SATA Hard Drive EFI Firmware Utility
Installation instructions

1. Click Download File 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. Click Continue to extract it and select a location.
3. Go to the directory where the files where extracted and open the Nautilus folder.
4. Click on 'UsbMake.exe' and either install to a USB drive or create an ISO.
5. Make sure the system boot mode is set to UEFI and boot to the ISO or the USB key.
6. Follow the prompts to install the firmware.
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.
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 highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.