TITLE: HP xw4400 Workstation Settings Adjustment for Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drives (HDDs) VERSION: 1.00 Rev. A DESCRIPTION: This package provides a utility to adjust settings on certain serial ATA (SATA) hard drives (HDDs) for the supported workstation models and operating systems. SETTINGS ADJUSTMENT FOR CERTAIN SEAGATE SATA HARD DRIVES The files in this package constitute a utility to adjust settings on some Seagate 7200 rpm SATA HDDs that shipped on HP Workstations. The utility changes a setting in order to prevent or correct an issue that may occur on the HP xw4400 Workstation. This is not a firmware version upgrade, because only settings are changed (although the process is similar to a firmware upgrade). When this issue occurs, the hard drive may not be detected when the workstation is in RAID/AHCI SATA controller mode. The conditions for non-detection are created only when the drive has not been allowed to complete its normal offline internal maintenance. This issue can occur in environments where the host system is powered off most of the time, and is only powered on when the hard drive is being heavily used. The utility is designed for the DOS operating system environment. This package includes tools to create a DOS-bootable medium (USB drive key, diskette (floppy), or CD). PURPOSE: Recommended SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP36005 SUPERSEDES: None EFFECTIVE DATE: June 1, 2007 CATEGORY: Firmware SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Workstations HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP xw4400 Workstation: All Models SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Microsoft Windows XP Professional Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition LANGUAGE(S): Global ENHANCEMENTS: N/A 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.