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DVD Firmware Update Utility for Windows 8 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad

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DVD Firmware Update Utility

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This utility will examine your system configuration and detect all SATA optical drive (ODD) installed in your ThinkPad. SATA (Serial AT Attachment) is a new interface for storage devices.

The utility will then check the firmware revision of the ODD and judge whether your system requires a firmware update or not.  If required, it will prompt you to run the appropriate firmware update program for your drive.

This package will run on the Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) and Windows 8.
(Refer to marketing materials to find out what computer models support which Operating Systems)

There is no ISO format release for the SATA ODD firmware update.

Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • Edge E430, Edge E431, Edge E435
  • Edge E530, Edge E531, Edge E535
  • L430, L530
  • T430, T430i, T430s, T430si
  • T530, T530i, W530
  • X230, X230i, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet

Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit *1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 32-bit, 64-bit *2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 *3


  1. IRST or AMD AHCI Driver or later
  2. IRST or AMD AHCU Driver or later
  3. IRST or later

Summary of changes

Version FWSB23

  • Added support for PLDS DS-8A9SH

Additional Information

Please refer to the README file (content in English) for the following:

  • Installation Instructions
  • Determining Which Version is Installed
  • Complete list of summary of changes
  • Known limitations (if any)

  • Alias ID:
  • Document ID:DS035586
  • Last Updated :30 Apr 2015
  • © 2015 Lenovo