Philips DVD8631 HH 16X DVD+/-RW, v.GD30, A04

Firmware release GD30 for Philips DVD8631 DVD+-R/RW drive

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixed issue with DLA support on DVD-R media; Added support for additional DVD+R Double Layer media manufacturers


Version GD30, A04


Removable Storage

Release date

23 Jun 2005

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 925 KB
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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Supported Operating Systems
Red Hat Ent Linux 3
Red Hat Ent Linux 4
Red Hat Linux 9.0
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows XP, 64-bit
Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for

Download file to desktop

Unzip file

Window appears with GD30.exe file

Run the GD30 executable to reflash drive
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