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TSST TS-L463A 12.7 Tray SATA 24X Combo Firmware Update

This package provides the Windows/DOS Based TSST TS-L463A 12.7 Tray SATA 24X Combo Firmware Update and is supported on Optiplex, Inspiron, Latitude, Vostro Notebook and Precision models that are running the following Windows Operating Systems: XP, Vista and DOS.

Version

  • Version D500, A04

Applies to

TS-L463A 12.7 Tray SATA 24X Combo;

Date

Release date
03 Dec 2008
Last Updated
05 Mar 2014

Importance

Recommended. 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).

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R204961.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 935KB
Format DescriptionThis 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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MD5:
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SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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Important Information

1. Do not power off the computer when updating the drive's firmware. 2. It is recommended that laptops be plugged into the mains during update. 3. A system restart is recommended after firmware update has been completed. 4. Windows users are advised to use the windows flash utility. Users using other operating systems, please use the DOS version.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes - Not Applicable Enhancements - Enhanced the read stability of autorun media

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for R204961.EXE: Download 1. Click Download File, to download the file. 2. When the File Download window appears, click Save this program to disk and click OK. The Save In: window appears. 3. From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop. 4. If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file icon appears on your desktop. Install (Windows XP and Vista Users) 1. Save all work and be prepared to reboot the system after flashing the drive. Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled R204961.EXE. 2. The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or unzip to "C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R204961". Write down this path so the executable (i.e. Setup.exe) file can be found later. 3. The Self-Extractor window appears. 4. Click OK. 5. After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor window is still open, close it. 6. The Windows Flash utility, SFDNWIN, for the TSST TS-L463A drive will automatically launch. 7. If a "Drive not found" message pops up, then the system is not detecting the TSST TS-L463A drive. Check to make sure the TSST TS-L463A drive is properly installed. 8. The SFDNWIN flash utility window will appear. Click on the round folder icon on the extreme top left corner of the SFDNWIN window. 9. Navigate to the folder "C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R204961". 10. Select 463AD500.BIN. 11. Click on the "Flash to Drive" icon next to the folder icon on the top left of the SFDNWIN window. (It is the 2nd of the three icons on the top left of the SFDNWIN window). 12. Wait for the flash process to complete. 13. Acknowledge reboot request to reboot system. Install (DOS Users) 1. Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled R204961.EXE. 2. The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or unzip to "C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R204961". Write down this path so the executable (I.e. Setup.exe) file can be found later. 3. The Self-Extractor window appears. 4. Click OK. 5. After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor window is still open, close it. 6. The Windows Flash utility, SFDNWIN, for the TSST TS-L463A drive will automatically launch. Close the SFDNWIN. On other OSes, the SFDNWIN utility may fail to launch. 7. Navigate to the folder "C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R204961\DOS". 8. Copy the files "SFDNDOS.EXE" and "463AD500.BIN" to a bootable DOS floppy or flash disk. 9. Boot to DOS. 10. Navigate to the location where "SFDNDOS.EXE" and "463AD500.BIN" are located on the DOS floppy or Flash disk. 11. Enter "SFDNDOS 463AD500.BIN" at the DOS prompt. 12. Follow the instructions to complete the flash process and reboot after flash process is complete.

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