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NEWS | April 11, 2023

PQAS-E: Hard Drive Software Update

BLUF:  The PQAS-E laptop’s hard drive software needed to be updated by March 29, 2023.

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Photo by Sgt. James Geelen
Units, listen up. Be sure to verify that all PQAS-E B300 W10 laptop computers have the latest hard drive software update (version 2.3.2) installed, using WP 0096 in TM 10-6640-264-10 (Sep 17) for reference. According to TACOM MAM 23-012, compliance reporting for the Petroleum Quality Analysis System-Enhanced (PQAS-E) B300 W10 laptop hard drive, NSN 7010-01-564-8774, was due on March 29, 2023.

Again, the deadline to complete this action and report in the Modification Management Information System (MMIS) was March 29, 2023.

The PQAS-E B300 W10 laptop 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 eliminating the need to ship entire hard drives, enhancing cybersecurity, enabling Soldiers to reset their laptops in the field, and streamlining the B300 W10 laptop hard drive software update process.

For more information, including step-by-step instructions and POCs, see TACOM MAM 23-012 HERE.
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