Sony Optiarc AD-7580A Drive

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#1

Hi,

Can any of you guys tell me how I can get a driver/firmware for the AD-7580A DVD+/-RW Drive.
I have recently installed one into my Dell Optiplex GX280 SFF and windows (7) only recognises it as a CD drive.


#2

Hi and Welcome![QUOTE=janian2821;2577539]
Can any of you guys tell me how I can get a driver/firmware for the AD-7580A DVD+/-RW Drive.[/quote]downloadable drivers for optical drives don’t exist. They are part of the operating system.
For firmware updates, check Optiarc website please.

I have recently installed one into my Dell Optiplex GX280 SFF and windows (7) only recognises it as a CD drive.
Must be a Windows bug then. Are you able to make use of the writing capabilities of the drive with CD/DVD burning software?

Michael


#3

The drive is an OEM drive - probably built for Dell. So if a firmware can be found for this drive, then this will probably be on Dell’s website.

While this drive is labelled Optiarc, it’s a QSI rebadged drive which means there is in general only a very limited firmware support.