Driver Details

PLDS DS-8A5SH 12.7 SATA Trayload DVDRW Firmware Update

This package provides the Windows/DOS Based PLDS DS-8A5SH 12.7 SATA Trayload DVDRW Firmware Update and is supported on Inspiron, Latitude, Optiplex, Vostro and XPS Notebook models that are running the following Operating Systems: DOS, XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes - Not Applicable Enhancements - Improved the detection of the optical drive - Improved the compatibility of DVD-R DL


Version XD13, A02


Removable Storage

Release date

20 Απρ 2011

Last Updated

05 Μαρ 2014



Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
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File Size: 2MB
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Λειτουργικά συστήματα

Windows 7, 32-bit
Windows 7, 64-bit
Windows Vista, 32-bit
Windows Vista, 64-bit
Windows XP
Windows XP, 64-bit

Applies to

DS-8A5SH 12.7 SATA Trayload DVDRW

Installation instructions

Windows based firmware update for PLDS DS-8A5SH DVDRW: 1. Download and unzip the into your desktop. 2. In "SA5_XD13" folder, please search for the "Windows" folder. 3. In "Windows" folder, please make sure you have the administrator right, and double click on "XD13WIN.EXE". 4. Click on "Update" button. This may take as long as two minutes. Please wait for the process to complete. 5. You should see "Firmware has been updated successfully!". 6. Windows must restart to complete this operation, please save all data and click on "Now". DOS based firmware update for PLDS DS-8A5SH DVDRW: 1. Unzip the into your bootable USB key. 2. In "Dos" folder, just type "XD13DOS.EXE". 3. Please select "1" (assume this is the only optical drive) and wait for 2 minutes. 4. You should see "Firmware update successfully!". 5. Windows must restart to complete this operation, please "y".

Important Information

1. Please close other applications before updating. 2. While the firmware is updating, please don't turn off the computer. 3. Please reboot the computer after the firmware update is completed.
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Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS/Firmware or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

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This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details
Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).