TITLE: HP Firmware Upgrade for Specific Seagate Cheetah 15,000 rpm SAS Hard Drives VERSION: HPS2 Rev. A DESCRIPTION: This package provides a firmware upgrade that is specifically designed for Seagate Cheetah 15,000 rpm Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Hard Drives in the supported workstation models. NOTE: The following drive model strings and firmware revision levels, which are visible with most drive inquiry tools, correspond to drives for which this upgrade is applicable: - SEAGATE ST373455SS, HPS1 - SEAGATE ST3146855SS, HPS1 - SEAGATE ST3300655SS, HPS1 HP does not recommend trying to apply this firmware package to drives other than those identified in the previous list. This package contains a utility that will create a DOS bootable diskette (floppy), CD or USB key that will contain all the necessary files to update the identified hard drives. PURPOSE: Routine SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP35770 SUPERSEDES: None EFFECTIVE DATE: June 1, 2007 CATEGORY: Driver - Storage SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Workstations HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP xw4400 Workstation: All Models HP xw6400 Workstation: All Models HP xw8400 Workstation: All Models HP xw9400 Workstation: All Models SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): FreeDOS Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition LANGUAGE(S): Global ENHANCEMENTS: N/A FIXES: - Fixes a drive dropout issue that may occur when certain Seagate SAS hard drives are connected to the LSI 8344ELP SAS RAID Controller card, as described in Customer Bulletin c01035659, "HP xw4400, xw6400, xw8400 and xw9400 Workstation - Certain Seagate SAS drives attached to the LSI 8344ELP Controller, can lose communication with the controller under certain conditions." PREREQUISITES: None 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) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.