It can prevent the failure of these SSDs after 40,000 hours of operation.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recently announced the release of a critical firmware update for some SAS SSDs. According to the manufacturer, the installation of the HPD7 update is necessary to prevent the failure of these SSDs due to an error that leads to failure after 40,000 hours of operation (4 years, 206 days and 16 hours of continuous operation).
The error is in the drives that are used in many HPE servers and storage systems, including ProLiant, Synergy, Apollo 4200, Synergy Storage Modules, D3000 Storage Enclosure and StoreEasy 1000 Storage. The manufacturer notes that the following products are not affected: 3PAR StoreServ Storage, D6000 / D8000 Disk Enclosures, ConvergedSystem 300/500, MSA Storage, Nimble Storage, Primera Storage, SimpliVity, StoreOnce, StoreVirtual 4000/3200 Storage, StoreEasy 3000 Storage, XP Storage and SAP HANA.
Update and installation instructions are available on the manufacturer’s website.