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Advisory: HPE Hard Disk Drives - FIRMWARE UPGRADE REQUIRED For Certain HPE 7.2K (2TB/1TB) SATA Hard Disk Drives to Prevent a Potential Data Integrity Risk

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - CUSTOMER ADVISORY

Document ID: a00066514en_us

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Advisory: HPE Hard Disk Drives - FIRMWARE UPGRADE REQUIRED For Certain HPE 7.2K (2TB/1TB) SATA Hard Disk Drives to Prevent a Potential 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: 2019-02-20

Last Updated: 2019-03-19


DESCRIPTION

IMPORTANT: This drive firmware HPG5 is considered a critical fix and is required to address 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 sub-optimal server performance or data loss. 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 potential data integrity risk for certain HPE servers when they are configured with specific HPE 7.2K (2TB/1TB) SATA Hard Disk Drive (HDD) models and firmware versions as listed in the Scope section below.

This potential issue was found in ongoing supplier reliability testing. For more details, refer to the drive firmware Release Notes for the version with this fix listed in the Resolution section.

SCOPE

Any of the HPE ProLiant or Apollo Servers listed under the Hardware Platforms Affected section, configured with the following drive models and using the drive firmware versions as listed below are potentially impacted:

Description
HPE Model Number
Raw Drive Part Number
Firmware Version
HPE 1TB 6G SATA 7.2K rpm LFF
MB001000GWFWK
872329-001
HPG4 (or earlier)
HPE 2TB 6G SATA 7.2K rpm LFF
MB002000GWFWL
872329-002
HPG4 (or earlier)

RESOLUTION

HPE has released firmware version HPG5, which prevents the issue from occurring and corrects the anomaly described above.

Upgrade all drive models on server models specified in the Scope section to the HDD firmware version as listed below:

Description
HPE Model Number
Raw Drive Part Number
Firmware Version
HPE 1TB 6G SATA 7.2K rpm LFF
MB001000GWFWK
872329-001
HPG5
HPE 2TB 6G SATA 7.2K rpm LFF
MB002000GWFWL
872329-002
HPG5

Download the firmware from the links below, depending on the Operating System installed:

HPG5 firmware for MB002000GWFWL/MB001000GWFWK drives:

Release Notes

  • This firmware corrects a rare but potential data integrity issue, found in specific workloads with improperly ordered write commands or during overlapped read command processing.




RECEIVE PROACTIVE UPDATES : Receive support alerts (such as Customer Advisories), as well as updates on drivers, software, firmware, and customer replaceable components, proactively via e-mail through HPE Subscriber's Choice. Sign up for Subscriber's Choice at the following URL: Proactive Updates Subscription Form.

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

SEARCH TIP : For hints on locating similar documents on HPE.com, refer to the Search Tips Document .


Hardware Platforms Affected: HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant ML10 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10, HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 Server, HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 Server, HPE ProLiant ML110 Gen10 Server, HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 Server, HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 Server, HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen10 Server, HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen8, 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 DL80 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant ML110 Gen9 Server
Operating Systems Affected: Not Applicable
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: SIK4217
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Document title: Advisory: HPE Hard Disk Drives - FIRMWARE UPGRADE REQUIRED For Certain HPE 7.2K (2TB/1TB) SATA Hard Disk Drives to Prevent a Potential Data Integrity Risk
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