Hitachi DK23CA 10/20/30GB Notebook Hard Drive, v. A0G3, A01

Hitachi DK23CA 10/20/30GB Hard Drive (A0G3) Firmware Update

Fixes & Enhancements

* Reduction of frequent acoustic “clicking” noise driven by hard drive load/unload mechanism.


Version A0G3, A01



Release date

14 Dec 2001

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Floppy
File Name:D4E08401.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 929 KB
Format Description:This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, then double-click it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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Supported Operating Systems
Windows 98
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Installation instructions
* Click on the D4E08401.EXE file and select "Open" then "Setup".
* Follow the instructions given in the DOS Window to create a bootable
* Close all applications, and restart system with the floppy inserted.
* Wait for system to boot until the utility software screen appears.
* Enter , and hit Enter key.
Then downloading firmware will start.
* After download is completed, remove floppy diskette, and turn off the
Wait 5 seconds then turn on the computer.
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 the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.