PBDS DS-8W1P Slim 8x DVD+/-RW Firmware Update

This package provides the Windows/DOS Based PBDS DS-8W1P Slim 8x DVD+/-RW Firmware Update and is supported on Dimension Desktop, Inspiron, Latitude, Optiplex, Precision, Vostro Notebook and XPS Desktop models that are running the following Operating Systems: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, DOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and Enterprise Linux 4.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes - Not Applicable Enhancements - Improved the burn compatibility using Windows Vista SP1 native application


Version BD1C, A02


Removable Storage

Release date

25 Jun 2008

Last Updated

05 Mar 2014


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:DS-8W1P_BD1C.zip
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 2 MB
Format Description:This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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Supported Operating Systems
Red Hat Ent Linux 3
Red Hat Ent Linux 4
Windows Vista, 32-bit
Windows 2000
Windows Vista, 64-bit
Windows XP
Installation instructions
Windows based firmware flash update for PBDS DS-8W1P SLIM 8X DVD+/-RW:- 1. Download and unzip the DS-8W1P_BD1C.zip into your desktop. 2. In "DS-8W1P_BD1C" folder, please search for the "Windows" folder. 3. In "Windows" folder, please make sure you have the administrator right, and double click on "BD1CWIN.EXE" and click on "Yes" to proceed. 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 flash update for PBDS DS-8W1P SLIM 8X DVD+/-RW:- 1. Unzip the DS-8W1P_BD1C.zip into your bootable USB key. 2. In "DOS" folder, just type "BD1CDOS.EXE". 3. Please select "1" (assume this is the only optical drive) and wait for 2 minutes. 4. You should see "Flash Successful!". NOTE: Ensure before performing firmwareupdate on a Dell notebook that the system is operating on AC power and not Battery only.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

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).