TITLE: HP Workstation Disk Drive Firmware for Specific Maxtor Atlas SCSI Hard Drives (15,000 rpm) VERSION: HPM8 Rev. C DESCRIPTION: This package contains firmware that is specifically designed for the Maxtor Atlas15KII SCSI Hard Drives in the listed workstation models and operating systems. NOTE: This upgrade is applicable to Maxtor hard drives having the following drive ID strings and firmware revision levels (which are visible with most drive inquiry tools): - MAXTOR ATLAS15KII_36WLS, HPM0,HPM1,HPM2,HPM3,HPM4,HPM5,HPM6,HPM7 - MAXTOR ATLAS15KII_73WLS, HPM0,HPM1,HPM2,HPM3,HPM4,HPM5,HPM6,HPM7 - MAXTOR ATLAS15KII_147WLS, HPM0,HPM1,HPM2,HPM3,HPM4,HPM5,HPM6,HPM7 HP does not recommend applying this firmware package to drives other than those identified in the preceding list. This SoftPaq is compatible with the all the U320 SCSI disk controllers shipped with HP workstations. It is not, however, compatible with the Adaptec 2120 Hardware RAID Controller. PURPOSE: Recommended SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP33105 SUPERSEDES: SP32603 EFFECTIVE DATE: June 16, 2006 CATEGORY: Driver - Storage SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Workstations HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP xw4200 Workstation: All Models HP xw4300 Workstation: All Models HP xw6200 Workstation: All Models HP xw8200 Workstation: All Models HP xw9300 Workstation: All Models SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Microsoft Windows XP Professional Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition LANGUAGE(S): Global ENHANCEMENTS: - Improves the performance of small file read operations. FIXES: - Fixes issue where some USB files were inadvertently left out of HP SoftPaq Number SP32603. - Eliminates false SMART 32h errors at boot time that occur with workloads that subject the drive to a large number of sequential read streams. This firmware modification saves the context of commands that need to be deferred if on-drive Cache resources become exhausted, instead of relying on error recovery to complete the associated operation. This eliminates the path that invokes error recovery and thereby eliminates the associated false SMART trips. PREREQUISITES: N/A INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive. 2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. Copyright (c) 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.