How do I Find Firmware Revision for Optiarc DVD RW Ad-7530B Ata Device?

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How do I Find Firmware Revision for Optiarc DVD RW Ad-7530B Ata Device?
Finding the latest drivers for your Optiarc AD-7530B will help keep it operating at top performance. (DVD drive laser closeup image by .shock from

Sony's Optiarc AD-7530 was an excellent DVD-RW drive in its day, and it allowed the user to read and burn discs with ease. Because its technology is no longer new, support options for updating its internal drivers are limited and difficult to find. The Sony Optiarc website makes no reference to it at all, and the quality of third-party driver download sites on the Web are dubious at best. Still, you can take steps to safely download the latest drivers for your device.

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    Navigate to the website of the company that produced your desktop computer. Because the firmware updates for Sony's Optiarc brand of drives are not compatible with the drivers provided by OEM vendors, you must search the website of your computer's manufacturer.

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    Select an option for support once you arrive at the manufacturer's website and look for a link to drivers and downloads. Once there, provide your computer serial number, which is typically found on the back or bottom of the case. This will allow the website to recognise that your machine shipped with an Optiarc AD-7530B and you'll be given a list of appropriate drivers. Select and download the drivers with the most recent date.

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    Call your computer manufacturer's telephone support line if you are unable to find the correct driver on their website. A tech support representative will be able verify the latest driver revision that the company has for an Optiarc AD-7530B and can help you to download it if it is more recent than the one you are currently running.

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    Navigate to the Sony Optiarc website corresponding to the geographical region where you purchased your drive. From there, either click on "Support" or follow the links in the Resources section below to reach a page with the appropriate contact information for tech support.

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    Provide the customer support agent with the serial number of your product, located on the casing of the Optiarc AD-7530B, and explain that you are trying to acquire its most recent driver.

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    Follow the instructions provided by the customer service representative to download the latest drivers for your Optiarc DVD drive.

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