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HLDS GSA-T40N 12.7 tray IDE DVD+/-RW, v.A101, A01

Firmware update for HLDS GSA-T40N 12.7 tray IDE DVD+/-RW

Fixes & Enhancements

Update DellDiags test support function

Version

Version A101, A01

Release date

05 Feb 2009

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011

Importance

Recommended

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:GSA-T40N_FW A101_090123.zip
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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Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

Red Hat Ent Linux 3
Red Hat Ent Linux 4
MS Windows Vista 32-bit
MS Windows Vista 64-bit
MS Windows XP
MS Windows XP x64

Applies to

GSA-T40N 12.7 tray IDE DVD+/-RW

Installation instructions

Download

1.Click Download Now, 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.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled GSA-T40N_FW A101_090123.zip
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\GSA-T40N_FW A101_090123
3.Click OK.
4.After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor window is still open, close it.
5.The Windows Flash utility, DriveUpdater, for the HLDS GSA-T40N drive will automatically launch.
6.If a "Can't find the target drive" message pops up, then the system is not detecting the HLDS GSA-T40N drive. Check to make sure the HLDS GSA-T40N drive is properly installed.
7.Click on the "UPDATE" button to start the update process.
8.Wait for the flash process to complete.
9.A reboot is advisable at this point. Pls save all data and restart the system.

Install (DOS Users)

1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled GSA-T40N_FW A101_090123.zip.
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\GSA-T40N_FW A101_090123. 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, DriveUpdater, for the HLDS GSA-T40N drive will automatically launch. Close the DriveUpdater. On other OSes, the DriveUpdater utility may fail to launch.
3.After completing the file extraction, navigate to the location of the extracted files.
8.Copy the all five files in the DOS directory to a bootable DOS floppy or flash disk.
9.Boot to DOS
10.Navigate to the location where "dosA101.BAT" is located on the DOS floppy or Flash disk.
11.Enter "dosA101.BAT" at the DOS prompt.
12.Follow the instructions to complete the flash process and reboot after flash process is complete.

Important Information

- Do not reboot or shut down the computer while the flash utility is updating the drive's firmware.
- Laptop users are advised to connect their computer to the AC mains when updating thei drive's firmware.
- Once the firmware has been sucessfully updated, save all data and restart the computer.

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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).