Western Digital WD2500AALX/WD3200AALX/WD5000AALX/WD10EALX 3.5 7200 RPM SATA3.0 Firmware Update

This package provides the Western Digital WD2500AALX 250GB/WD3200AALX 320GB/WD5000AALX 500GB/WD10EALX 1TB 3.5 7200 RPM SATA3.0 Firmware Update and is supported on Vostro Desktop, XPS Desktop, Inspiron Desktop, Precision, Alienware Desktop and Optiplex models that are running the following Operating Systems: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Linux and Ubuntu.

Fixes & Enhancements

Initial Release.


Version 19.01H19, A00


Serial ATA

Release date

07 Sep 2011

Last Updated

05 Mar 2014


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R313263.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1 MB
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 Linux 9.0
Ubuntu Desktop 7.04
Windows 7, 32-bit
Windows 7, 64-bit
Windows Vista, 32-bit
Windows Vista, 64-bit
Windows XP
Windows XP Embedded
Windows XP, 64-bit
Installation instructions
Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) of DOS Utility for R313263.exe Download 1.Click the location, e.g. Americas, from which you want 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 drop-down menu, click to select Desktop and then click Save. The file will download to your desktop. 4.If a Download Complete window appears, click Close. A new icon appears on your desktop. Install 1. Double-click the new icon on the desktop labelled R313263.exe. 2. The Self-Extractor window appears and prompts you to extract or unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R313263.If you did not print these instructions, write down this path. The WinZip Self-Extractor window appears. 3. Click OK. 4. If the Self-Extractor window is still open, close it. 5. Create a DOS boot disk. For more information, refer to Dell Knowledge Base Article TT1014475 – "What can I use for a boot disk with CD-ROM support?"6. Insert the floppy disk into the floppy drive and reboot the computer. 7. At the A:/> prompt, type C: and then press the [ENTER] key. 8. Type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R313263 and then press [ENTER]. 9. Follow the on-screen instructions. Installation 1. Extract .zip file to a known path. 2. Copy "WD.bat" and "WD4082.exe" to root directory of a bootable USB key. 3. Boot from USB key and ensure drive path includes WD.bat and WD4082.exe. 4. Type "WD" and hit "Enter". 5. Firmware update will provide messaging indicating successful update. Note: Update checks current firmware version and will not run on identical version.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

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).