Driver Details

HLDS GA11N 12.7mm SATA Slotload 8X DVDRW Firmware Update

This package provides the HLDS GA11N 12.7mm SATA Slotload 8X DVDRW Firmware update and is supported on Alienware Notebook and XPS Notebook models that are running the following Windows Operating system: XP, VISTA(32/64 bit) and Windows 7(32/64 bit).

Fixes & Enhancements

- Not Applicable

- Firmware to support Win7


Version A101, A01


Removable Storage

Release date

30 Nov 2009

Last Updated

05 Jun 2013



Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 2MB
Format DescriptionThis 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

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

Applies to

GA11N 12.7mm SATA Slotload 8X DVDRW

Installation instructions

Hard Drive Installation (File Extractions Only) Instructions

1.Click Download File, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save or Save this program to your hard drive.

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.

Important Information

1) Please close other application before updating.
2) While firmware is updating, 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 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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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).