Updating raid drivers
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We would apply them to all Dell machines across all of the clients we supported.
That way we at least get the best performance levels available at the time.
If it is a new mode adapter, we try to make a mental note to go back in a few months and check for updates, but we're not religious about it.
//spk I've used the SUU and the similar products from HP and IBM with success.
The only issues I have ever encountered were when a vendor driver was used to replace a Dell driver, for no technical reason, which caused the SUU upgrade to fail the OM upgrade on a Dell server.
Unfortunately, few of us would think (or perhaps have the moxie) to go back later and mess with the RAID firmware of healthy system unless there were problems.