Driver Details

Optiarc DDU1681S 16X DVD SATA HH Firmware Update

This package provides the Optiarc DDU1681S 16X DVD SATA HH Firmware Update and is supported on Vostro Desktop 220/220s/420 and Optiplex 740/760/360 that are running the following Windows Operating Systems: XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes - Not Applicable Enhancements - Improved Windows 7 compatibility


Version 102A, A01


Removable Storage

Release date

11 Aug 2009

Last Updated

05 Mar 2014



Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 674KB
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


Installation instructions

Instructions for Download 1. Click the Download File link to download the file. 2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive. Extract Files 1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package. 2. Specify the location to unzip the files. 3. Click on the unzip button to extract files. Windows based firmware flash update for DDU-1681S 1. Download the "DDU1681S_102A.exe" file. 2. Please make sure you have the administrator rights, and double click on "DDU1681S_102A.exe". 3. Click on "Flash" button. 4. This may take as long as two minutes. Please wait for the process to complete. 5. You should see "Update Successful. Please turn off your PC." 6. Windows must restart to complete this operation, please save all data and click on "Power Off".

Important Information

1. Please close other applications before updating the firmware. 2. While the firmware is updating, please do not turn off the computer. 3. Please restart the computer after firmware update is complete.
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Drivers help and tutorials

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).