Driver Details

Dell SAS 5/iR, 6/iR Adapter Driver

This package provides the Dell SAS 5/iR, 6/iR Integrated, SAS 5/iR, 6/iR Adapter, SAS 6/IR Integrated Blades Driver and is supported on Equallogic, Enterprise Servers and Powervault models that are running the following Windows Operating System: Windows Server 2003.

Fixes & Enhancements

- Added the correct SAS 6/iR Device names:
i. Dell SAS 6/iR Adapter Controller
ii. Dell SAS 6/iR Integrated Blades Controller
iii. Dell SAS 6/iR Integrated Controller
iv. Dell SAS 6/iR Integrated Workstation Controller

- Changes to better handle LUN reset commands to queue those that can't be immediately executed.


Version, A05



Release date

12 Dec 2013

Last Updated

12 Dec 2013


Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
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Supported Operating Systems
Windows Server 2003
Applies to
SAS 5/iR Adapter
SAS 6/iR Adapter
SAS 6/iR Integrated
SAS 6/IR Integrated Blades
Installation instructions
Install Instructions
This driver package contains the Windows device driver for the SAS 5 and SAS 6 controllers.
To build the installation media these files should be copied to a blank floppy diskette or USB key.

Installing the Driver during Operating System Installation
1. Power on the system and boot to the Microsoft Windows Server CD.
2. When the message "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI and RAID driver" appears, press the key immediately. Within a few minutes, a screen will appear asking for the driver to support the additional controllers in the system.
3. Press the key. The system prompts for the driver diskette to be inserted.
4. Insert the driver diskette in the floppy drive (or the USB key in the USB port) and press the key. A list of SAS drivers will appear.
5. Select the appropriate driver for the installed controller and OS and press the key to load the driver.
6. Press the again key again to continue the installation process.

Installing a Windows Driver for a New SAS Controller
Perform the following steps to configure the driver when you add a new controller to a system that already has Windows installed.

1. Power down the system.
2. Install the new SAS controller in the system. Refer to Hardware Installation for detailed instructions on installing and cabling the SAS controller in the system.
3. Power on the system. The Windows operating system should detect the new controller and display a message to inform the user.
4. The Found New Hardware Wizard screen will pop up and display the detected hardware device.
5. Click on Next.
6. On the Locate Device Driver screen, select Search for a suitable driver for my device and click on Next.
7. Insert the appropriate driver diskette or USB key and select that device on the Locate Driver Files screen.
8. Click on Next.
9. The wizard detects and installs the appropriate device drivers for the new controller.
10.Click on Finish to complete the installation.
11.Reboot the system.

Updating an Existing Windows Driver
Perform the following steps to update the Windows driver for a new controller already installed on your system.

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

1. Press Start > Control Panel > System. The System Properties screen will be displayed.
2. Click on the Hardware tab.
3. Click on Device Manager and the Device Manager screen will be displayed.
4. Click on SCSI and RAID Controllers.
5. Double-click on the controller for which you want to update the driver.
6. Click on the Driver tab and click on Update Driver. The Upgrade Device Driver Wizard will be displayed.
7. Insert the appropriate driver diskette or USB key.
NOTE: The driver files can also be copied to the hard drive.
8. Click on Next.
9. Follow the steps in the Wizard to browse for the new driver.
10.Select the driver.
11.Click on Next and continue the installation steps in the Wizard.
12.Click on Finish to exit the wizard and reboot the system for the changes to take effect.

Driver Update using Dell Update Package (DUP)
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.

DUP Download
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.

Driver Update
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.
Important Information
The SAS 5/iR and SAS 6/iR controllers do not support MD3000 but the cards that support it (SAS 5/E) use the same driver.
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).