Dell PM1725a 1.6GB firmware 1.2.1

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Active Member
May 13, 2019
Got a Dell PM1725a 1.6GB HHHL AIC for $102 in an auction, the seller probably didn't know what he was selling. I had low expectations but it turned out with 100% health and just shy of 10TBW.


The firmware it had was 1.0.4, a search on google pointed me to 1.1.3 from Dell, but the installer complained about my system not being compatible. I searched Dell's site and got a much newer 1.2.1 firmware, this time it let me update the drive.

So if you happen to have a similar drive you can find the firmware updater here:



New Member
Feb 16, 2021
Have one of these PM1725a (P/N: MZPLL1T6HEHP-00003).
However, it seems bricked:
  • It can be listed out with `lspci`
  • In a pending state with orange LED on
  • Cannot be recognized as an NVMe driver
Could you please advice how to recover it ?