ESS ES1688 AudioDrive (WDM) Driver Download (Official)

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The ES1688 AudioDrive (WDM) is a disk drive controller manufactured by ESS. This driver fixes problems with drive not found, slow or unreliable data transfer, intermittent connection or hardware conflicts. This update - "" - has an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews, and has been downloaded 261 times. Compatibility for this driver update includes PCs running Windows operating systems such as Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 177.1 KB.

ESS ES1688 AudioDrive (WDM) Automatic Driver Update Utility
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Supported Models

ESS Maestro2E PCI AudioDrive (WDM)

ES1688 AudioDrive (WDM)

ES1688 Plug and Play AudioDrive (WDM)

ES1788 AudioDrive (WDM)

ES1788 Plug and Play AudioDrive (WDM)

ES1868 Control Interface (WDM)

ES1868 Plug and Play AudioDrive (WDM)




Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows NT3.51, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.1

File Name


5.00.2184.1 (1999-11-18) via .inf

Uploaded By

DriverGuide (DG Staff Member) on 12-Sep-2003

How to Update ES1688 AudioDrive (WDM) Device Drivers

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the ES1688 AudioDrive (WDM) driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter ESS ES1688 AudioDrive (WDM) into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the ESS Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

  1. Open a tool called Device Manager.

  2. Use Device Manager to put the new driver on your computer.

  3. Turn your computer off.

  4. Turn your computer back on.

Now your new driver is ready!

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
maestro.sys 48.4 KB 22 Nov 1999
wdma_ess.inf 27.0 KB 14 Feb 2000
essm2e.sys 156.5 KB 5 Nov 1999
ess.sys 64.1 KB 30 Sep 1999
solo.sys 63.0 KB 8 Nov 1999
wdma_es2.inf 26.9 KB 14 Feb 2000
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