IBM-DTLA A5AA-A6AA Firmware Update

(60GXP/IC35L0xxAVER07 owners: see related links!)


Deskstar 40GV, 5400rpm Deskstar 75GXP, 7200rpm
DTLA-305010 (10.2 GB) DTLA-307015 (15.3 GB)
DTLA-305020 (20.5 GB) DTLA-307020 (20.5 GB)
DTLA-305030 (30.7 GB) DTLA-307030 (30.7 GB)
DTLA-305040 (41.1 GB) DTLA-307045 (46.1 GB)

DTLA-307060 (61.4 GB)

DTLA-307075 (76.8 GB)

* While S.M.A.R.T. offline scan running in background, a read error could
cause a potential failure. This is corrected with current microcode.

* (A5AA/A6AA) will detect and prevent application specific usage patterns
that cause excessive dwell times in particular areas.

Before downloading these files here take a look at the mirrors below (and use them)! - 1.38 MB - 0.70 MB

After download remove the .zip extension and unpack with RAR archiver.

Update instructions:

DFT-Firmware-Update.pdf - 0.06 MB


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Mirrors of the update as one file (not splitted!)

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dtlaupdt.tar.gz - disk image for Linux - 1.10 MB

Related links

DTLA A5AA-A6AA Firmware Update for Dell systems DTLA A5BA-A6BA Firmware Update for HP Brio systems - Description
DTLA A5BA-A6BA Firmware Update for HP Kayak systems - Description DTLA A5BA-A6BA Firmware Update for HP Vectra systems - Description
DTLA A5AA-A6AA Firmware Update for IBM systems HGST/IBM HD Support Download Page

60GXP (IC35L0xxAVER07) A46A Generic Firmware Update 60GXP (IC35L0xxAVER07) A46A Firmware Update for Dell systems
60GXP (IC35L0xxAVER07) A45A Firmware Update

IBM Hard Disk Drive Update Program (for SCSI drives, e.g. DPSS, DDYS)


AnandTech: DTLA FAQ CERN returns 900 DTLAs
Hexus Net: IBM failures IBM 75GXP class action home page
IBM sucks - Dead or Dying IBM 75GXP Drives Pair Networks: Drive Swaps
PCWorld: Users Complain About IBM's Crashing Drives PCWorld: IBM Sued Over Hard Drive Quality
The Inquirer: Problems with IBM DTLA drives emerge The Inquirer: Cripple your system and fix your DTLA drive
The Inquirer: IBM's DTLA drive saga unfolds The Inquirer: IBM drives failing loads
The Inquirer: Fury breaks out over IBM hard drives The Inquirer: IBM hit with hard drive class action
The Register: IBM hit with hard drive class action suit The Register: Deskstar 75GXP: the pain continues
The Register: How to sue IBM in three easy steps The Tech Report: Dr. Evil asks: GXP problems?
The Tech Report: 75GXP class-action suit filed Tweaktown: IBM GXP Problems - The Truth Exposed And Possible Fixes

German articles Probleme mit IBM Festplatten DTLA FAQ
Heise: IBM dementiert Berichte über fehlerhafte Festplatten Nickles: Alarmstufe Rot
Nickles: IBM-Drama ohne Ende Nickles: IBM DTLA Platten nach acht Stunden am Boden IBM mit massiven HD-Problemen TecChannel: Ausfallserie IBM Deskstar 75GXP



Sheller class action against IBM on TechTV (video, 5.6MB)

IBM and the recommended 8h power-on time...

Earthweb Hardware: There's Something About Hard Drives IBM 120GXP Revisited
The Inquirer: IBM: Don't power hard drive over eight hours a day The Inquirer: IBM shrugs off 8 by 24 hard drives

German articles

HardTecs4U: IBM ICL-Festplatten Serie nicht für den Dauerbetrieb geeignet News4Gamer: IBM-Festplatten dürfen nur 8 Stunden pro Tag laufen IBM-Festplatten dürfen nur 8 Stunden pro Tag laufen

Hard disk autopsies

IBM Hard Drive Autopsy Overclockers Australia - Anatomy of an IBM Deskstar 75GXP hard drive

...and finally (surprise, surprise!) IBM exits hard disk drive business

The Tech Report: IBM to exit hard disk drive business The Inquirer: IBM getting out of hard drive biz
The Register: IBM hands over HDD biz to Hitachi

German articles IBM gibt nach Pannenserie das Festplattengeschäft auf Heise: IBM soll von fehlerhaften Festplatten gewusst haben