Driver Details

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
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 2MB
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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

Applies to

DS-8W1P Slim 8x DVD+/-RW

Installation instructions

Windows based firmware flash update for PBDS DS-8W1P SLIM 8X DVD+/-RW:- 1. Download and unzip the 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 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.

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).