Driver Details

PLDS DH-16A6S SATA HH DVDRW Firmware Update

This package provides the Windows/DOS Based PLDS DH-16A6S SATA HH DVDRW Firmware Update and is supported on Alienware Desktop, Inspiron Desktop, Optiplex, Precision, Studio Desktop, Studio XPS Desktop, Vostro Desktop and XPS Desktop models that are running the following Windows Operating Systems: XP, Vista and DOS.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes - Not Applicable Enhancements - Enhanced the burn application compatibility of DVD-R DL - Enhanced the tray interaction - Enhanced the read capability of Qflix media


Version YD12, A01


Removable Storage

Release date

23 Dec 2009

Last Updated

05 Mar 2014



Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
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File Size: 2MB
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Supported Operating Systems

Windows Vista, 32-bit
Windows Vista, 64-bit
Windows XP
Windows XP, 64-bit

Applies to


Installation instructions

Windows based firmware flash update for PLDS DH-16A6SDVDRW:- 1. Download and unzip the into your desktop. 2. In "HA6NYD12" folder, please search for the "Windows" folder. 3. In "Windows" folder, please make sure you have the administrator right, and double click on "YD12Win.EXE". 4. Click on "Update" button. This may take as long as two minutes. Please wait for the process to complete. 5. You should see "Firmware has been updated successfully!". 6. Windows must restart to complete this operation, please save all data and click on "Now". DOS based firmware flash update for PLDS DH-16A6SDVDRW:- 1. Unzip the HA6NYD12.zipinto your bootable USB key. 2. In "Dos" folder, just type "YD12DOS.EXE". 3. Please select "1" (assume this is the only optical drive) and wait for 2 minutes. 4. You should see "Firmware update successfully!". 5. Windows must restart to complete this operation, please "y".

Important Information

1. Please close other applications before updating. 2. While the firmware is updating, please don't turn off the computer. 3. Please reboot the computer after the firmware update is completed.
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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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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).