Dell Dock Bay/D-Bay FX2 Firmware Update

This package provides the Dell Dock Bay/D-Bay FX2 Firmware Update and is supported on Latitude, Precision and Inspiron models.

Fixes & Enhancements

- Fixed intermittent system lockup when a hard disk drive was in a D/Bay attached to an Inspiron 9100 or Inspiron XPS.
- Fixed ATA protocol error during initial device detection. Because of this error, some DVD ROM drives intermittently fail to be detected in a D/Bay attached to an Inspiron 300m.

- Not Applicable.


Version A04, A04



Release date

23 Dec 2013

Last Updated

23 Dec 2013


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:FX2_A04.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 412 KB
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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File Format:Plain-Text
File Name:FX2_A04.TXT
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 8 KB
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Other versions
A02,A02 08 Aug 20036:04:48 PM
A01,A01 13 May 20033:17:24 PM
Applies to
Dock Bay/D-Bay FX2 firmware
Installation instructions
Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File


1.Click Download File, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save or 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.


1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or unzip to "C:\DELL\DRIVERS\X8GWG". (Where 'X8GWG' is the name of the file to be downloaded). 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. Click Start button and then click Run.
7. Type "C:\DELL\DRIVERS\X8GWG". (where 'X8GWG' is the name of the file) in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
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.