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Bulletin: HPE ProLiant and Apollo Servers- FIRMWARE UPGRADE REQUIRED for Certain HPE 7.2K (8TB/6TB) SATA Hard Drives to Avoid Data Integrity Risk


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Bulletin: HPE ProLiant and Apollo Servers- FIRMWARE UPGRADE REQUIRED for Certain HPE 7.2K (8TB/6TB) SATA Hard Drives to Avoid Data Integrity Risk
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2018-05-23

Last Updated: 2018-05-23


IMPORTANT: This HDD firmware upgrade is considered a critical fix and is required to prevent the issue detailed below. HPE strongly recommends immediate application of this critical fix. Neglecting to perform the required action could leave the server in an unstable condition, which could potentially result in HDD unresponsiveness. By disregarding this notification and not performing the recommended resolution, the customer accepts the risk of incurring future related errors.

In rare instances, there is a risk to data integrity for certain HPE ProLiant and Apollo servers when they are configured with certain HPE 7.2K (8TB/6TB) SATA hard drive models (listed in the scope section below) with drive firmware HPGA (or earlier) installed. This issue was only found in supplier ongoing reliability testing and has not been documented in a production environment.


Any of the HPE ProLiant or Apollo Servers listed under the Hardware Platforms Affected section, configured with the following 7.2K 6G SATA 512e drive models and using drive firmware HPGA (or earlier):

  • MB8000GEQUU
  • MB6000GEQUT


To prevent this issue from occurring, upgrade the firmware on 7.2K 6G SATA 512e MB8000GEQUU and MB6000GEQUT drives models to HDD firmware version HPGB(B).

Download the HPGB(B) firmware from the links below, depending on the Operating System installed:

Release Notes

Corrects a potential data integrity issue caused by an in process write retry incorrectly starting at the wrong location. This issue was only found during supplier ongoing reliability testing.

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NAVIGATION TIP : For hints on navigating to locate the latest drivers, patches, and other support software downloads for ProLiant servers and Options, refer to the Navigation Tips document .

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Hardware Platforms Affected: HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant DL360p Gen8 Server, HPE ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server, HPE ProLiant DL160 Gen8 Server, HPE ProLiant DL320e Gen8 Server, HPE ProLiant DL360e Gen8 Server, HPE ProLiant DL385p Gen8 Server, HPE ProLiant ML310e Gen8 Server, HPE ProLiant DL380e Gen8 Server, HPE ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 Server, HPE ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 Server, HPE ProLiant DL160 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant DL180 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant DL120 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant ML150 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant DL60 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant DL80 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 1 Node Server, HPE Apollo 4200 Gen9 Server, HPE Apollo 4500 System
Operating Systems Affected: Not Applicable
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: SIK3225
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