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NEWS | March 25, 2022

PQAS-E: B300 W10 Hard Drive Swap Requirement

Soldier in fuel laboratory
Photo by Sgt. Justin Geiger
Here’s an important alert! The laboratory shelter, a component of the Petroleum Quality Analysis System-Enhanced (PQAS-E), NSN 6640-01-547-1760 (EIC-ZBX), LIN P25743, needs attention. More specifically, the B300 W10 laptop needs a software upgrade.

The computer’s current hard drive software needs to be updated to version 2.2.3. The deadline for this action is on April 30, 2022.

Be advised that the hard drive software system is also transitioning to a universal serial bus (USB) drive-based update method. This new update method has several advantages, including no longer shipping entire hard drives, enhancing cybersecurity, enabling Soldiers to reset their laptops in the field, and streamlining the hard drive software update process.

For specific step-by-step instructions and POCs, see maintenance advisory 22-021 on the TULSA website HERE.
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