Driver Details


This release updates PLDS DH-16D5S HH SATA DVD-ROM Optical Drives to firmware revision VD15. Includes DOS and Windows update utilities.

Fixes & Enhancements

This release contains firmware version VD15 for PLDS DH-16D5S HH SATA DVD-ROM Optical Drives.

Adds support for asynchronous notification required for Windows Server 2008 R2 WHQL certification.


Version VD15, A01


Removable Storage

Release date

23 May 2013

Last Updated

24 May 2013


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:PLDS_DH-16D5S-16X-DVD-ROM-HH_A01_R247577.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1 MB
Format Description:This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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Installation instructions
Instructions for PLDS_DH-16D5S-16X-DVD-ROM-HH_A01_R247577.exe


1. Click the Download Now link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive.

Extract Files
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package
2. Click Continue.
3. Specify the location to unzip the files.
4. Click on the OK button to extract files.
After the files are extracted the message all files were successfully unzipped will appear.
5. Click the OK button to exit from the installer.

DOS installation:

1. Create a bootable USB key
2. Copy DOS executable to USB key
3. Boot USB key and run executable
4. Confirm drive detection and select to update firmware
5. Exit when complete and reboot

Windows Installation:

1. Copy windows executable to platform with drive
2. Run windows executable
3. Confirm drive is detected and select to update firmware
4. Exit utility
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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.

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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).