TOOL to upgrade the 12 Hard drives of Dell MD3200

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I have a Dell MD3200.
Please see the attachment.
I want to update the FIRMWARE of the 12 Hard drive for this MD3200.
I tried to use “MDSM” as a tool, but it did not give me the option to update the firmware of Hard drive.
Anybody knows “other tools” for it please.

Thanks,
tjie
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Hi,

There is a DIFFERENCE between the MDSM (given in the above articles) and the MDSM that i am using (Please see the attachment).
Is my MDSM the up to date one or the article is the up to date one?

Any suggestion to achieve my goal?

Thanks,
tjie
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I think you have to do the initial setup first, you can always delete anything it makes you create.

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@andyalder: What do you mean "initial setup"? (I installed the MDSM by myself a week ago); explain it please; thanks.
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Use "add storage arrays" to tell MDSM about the array and then select the devices tab.

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@Andyalder:

Yes, you are right; i did "Add Storage arrays", then scan it automatically, then it will give me the option to use "the UPGRADE tab"... i am good for it right now.

However, I have another related problem:


Here is my INFO:

The HDD which I have are HITACHI & SEAGATE.
Their current version are:
Hitachi: E516
Seagate: ES62, ES66, ES68

From your proposed link, I got the followings:

For Hitachi:
J516.DF, A440.DF, K774.DF, E820.DF, M440.DF
                         
For Seagate:
LS0B.DF, TT31.DF, .....TSC5.DF.....ES68.DF...... a lot more

QUESTION: What is the latest version of HDD for HITACHI and SEAGATE? (Which ones that i have to pick either for Hitachi or Seagate?)


Thanks,
tjie
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The latest drive firmware bundle is at https://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=dj21g

Ignore the fact that it lists Toshiba drives under fixes, it contains the latest firmware for all supported drives, the Tosh drives are just ones that have been added or modified since the last bundle.

Bear in mind MD arrays will only work with Dell branded disks, not generic ones. If one fails it is the Dell part number that is on it rather than the manufacturers that you have to buy to replace it.

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