Hitachi HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4481B Driver Download Reviews

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
odiouf
Tested on Windows XP
16 Jul 2007
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"I would quote Morris Davidson."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Bob Walker
Tested on Windows 98SE
5 Feb 2007
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"This a firmware flash/upgrade. I could not burn CD's, after I installed the upgrade I have had no trouble burning CD's.This applys to the WIN98SE OS, I have not checked the WIN XP PRO OS as my computer has dual boot options."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Shannon
Tested on Windows XP
17 Jan 2007
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"It did not work."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Drew Backues
Tested on Other
10 Jan 2007
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"This isn't a driver... it is a firmware upgrade."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Cathy
Tested on Windows XP
24 Jul 2006
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Well, I downloaded this, but I don't know what to do with it now. It has not made any difference with getting my cd writer to actually work. Sorry, I'm not computer savvy at all!"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
ducwiz
Tested on Windows XP
5 Aug 2011
(2 months after download)
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"excellent, worked for me and improved my DVD drive"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Garry Taylor
Tested on Windows XP
9 Jul 2011
(10 minutes after download)
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"Sorry... did not work for me.

Hex file absent or unworkable"

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
BradK
Tested on Windows XP
21 Oct 2010
(5 minutes after download)
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Unzipped file; launched exe; application found my DVD driver; browsed to .hex in zip file and it updated driver with no problems. Worked great..."
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
zeetbear
Tested on Windows XP
23 Jul 2007
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"This driver is very good ..."
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
bobbyblitz48

15 May 2007
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"very tough driver to find; better off going to dell than lg

for a combo drive"

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Brady Hayes
Tested on Windows 2000
16 Feb 2007
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"exact driver i needed"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Nokou

29 Aug 2006
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"I tried it on my Pentium 4 with windows 98SE

but it didnt do what I wanted it to do so I

can realy say wither I recomend it or not

so try it and hopefully it works for you."

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Phil Davies
Tested on Windows XP
16 Aug 2006
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS DRIVER! It has a Trojan."
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Cathy

24 Jul 2006
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Well, I downloaded this, but I don't know what to do with it now. It has not made any difference with getting my cd writer to actually work. Sorry, I'm not computer savvy at all!"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Terrence
Tested on Windows XP
13 Jul 2006
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Looking for the actual driver not a firmware upgrade."
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Bryan
Tested on Windows XP
30 Mar 2009
(12 minutes after download)
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"I understood that the Source File should be the extracted hex file, but the Target Drive dropdown didn't contain any choices, and if I try to specify a drive (e.g., D: or D or E:), I can't get past the No Target Drive message."
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Morris Davidson
Tested on Windows XP
27 Oct 2006
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"The driver is HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4481B for my CD/DVD drive. I've done everything I know of to install the driver, but can't find a way. The files downloaded are and executable (Dell_E108) file and a .HEX file. When I run the executable file it opens a window with "Target Drive" and the HL-DT.... number listed; a Source File with *.* listed and a BROWSE button, a
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Marcel Out
Tested on Windows XP
10 Jun 2006
 

Installation: 2 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"After having started the exe-file, I had a problem finding the file requested by *.*. I had no clue which file was requested here, I thought it must have been the old driver, how to find that one? However the file needed was included with the exefile as a .hex-file, after selecting that one with browse, all things worked out smoothly. Thank you very much"
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
JMJ
Tested on Windows XP
10 Jul 2008
(4 months after download)
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Simply would not install."
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
ctyree
Tested on Windows 2000 Professional
6 May 2008
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"Unpack the file to it's own folder. Then run the application file. Then browse using the application to the .hex file in the same folder. Then click on the Update button. Drive door opens. Progress bar flashed by saying transfering. Then it sits there saying status "Updating..." and it sits there..............and sits there and does nothing. Then you finally g
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Dutchman

27 Jan 2008
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"what must i fill in by ' TARGET DRIVE'???

in the .exe program

tnx"

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Rhonda

16 Jan 2008
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Driver shows .exe file yet when I went to install it come up requesting Flash Program Binary Files (.hex/.bin).. This is the 1st time I've come across this on an install.."
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Richard Cressman
Tested on Windows XP
15 Oct 2006
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"I have tested the driver and it works. The problem with the CDROM seems to be a common one from comments on the web sites, and the usually recommendation is that it is bad and just needs to be replace. But this new driver seems to work great.

Having not had an extended usage, I really cannot comment on its stability."

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Tim Pilate
Tested on Windows XP
12 Aug 2009
(39 minutes after download)
 

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"Doesn't work with HP D530 SFF"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Joe
Tested on Windows XP
26 May 2009
(3 months after download)
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"Did not fix my issue, just had to get new drive - so the driver is probably fine"
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Joan Eckhoff
Tested on Windows XP
27 Jul 2008
(1 hour after download)
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 3 out of 5
 
"This driver helped part of my CD/DVD drive problem. I am by no means a computer expert and may need more drivers installed or registry problems addressed before my complete problem is resolved. I intend to put my problem out on the Forum to see if anyone can help me."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Usman Ahmed

14 Nov 2007
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"This driver run the dvd-rom but did not run the cd-rom and the drive did not made the bootable drive."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
JK
Tested on Windows XP
21 Oct 2007
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
 
"This was not listed as being for a specific Dell machine."
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Colin Watney

12 Apr 2007
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Zip file contains flash firmware upgrade (DELL_E108) and hex file and a text file giving the following version information

Title : Removable Storage:HLDS GCC4481-B HH 48X32 Combo Firmware

Version : A03-2

OEM Name : HLDS

OEM Ver : E108(WIN)a

Computers : Dimension - 2400, 3000, 4600, 4700, 5000, 5100, 5100C, 8300 / 8300N, 8400, XPS, XPS (Gen 5),

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
blonski

19 Oct 2006
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"had not tried to install it yet"
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
David
Tested on Windows XP
28 Feb 2009
(1 day after download)
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"Did not fix problem - Drive was found to be faulty so can't say if driver is good or bad."
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
jack
Tested on Windows XP
9 Dec 2008
(3 weeks after download)
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"No problems with install or operation"
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
f'ing amazed
Tested on Windows XP
2 Jan 2008
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"i can't freaking believe it, whoever sent you here to get this update u had better thank them. this is THE fix if your hl-dt-st rw/dvd gcc-4481b doesn't want to read cd's or anything for that matter, you extract the file, open the .exe, browse to the .hex file you extracted (must extract for it to work), and press update, it'll open and close ur cd rom for you, then everyt
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