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Data Lifeguard Tools V. 11.0
Data Lifeguard v11.0 for Windows
98SE/2000/ME/XP
September, 2003
(3.47 MB)

Data Lifeguard v11.0 for DOS
ZIP Version (1.56 MB)
EXE Version (1.74 MB)
98SE/2000/ME/XP
September, 2003

The downloadable Data Lifeguard Tools now comes in both DOS and Windows versions and was written specifically for the installation of Western Digital EIDE hard drives. If your computer system already has a hard drive installed with an operating system of Windows 98SE or greater, you should use the Windows version of Data Lifeguard for best results. The DOS version is required if installing a hard drive in a new system without existing operating system support.

    New features:

  • Certified to work on all current WD drives (model numbers starting with "WD")
  • Friendly user interface and easy to use
  • GUI Interface Drive Installation Software
  • Printable tutorial customized to help you optimize your configuration
  • Improved drive to drive copy capability
  • (Windows version) Will work with Windows 2000 SP3 and Windows XP SP1 to overcome the 137GB barrier without the need for a controller card

 


Diagnostic Utilities
DLG Diagnostic
dlgdiag11.zip
September, 2003
(1.52 MB)

The Diagnostics utility allows you to test the drive, print results for last drive tested, repair errors found during the Test Drive option and write zeros to the drive.
BIOS Check
dlgchk10.zip
August, 2002
(39 KB)

BIOS Check reports number of drives physically detected, number of drives accessed by the BIOS and additional drive table information. This utility was written so end users can report their system configuration to Western Digital technical support personnel when discussing disk drive issues.
Ultra ATA Manager
dlgudma.zip
June, 2003
(158 KB)

This utility is used to enable or disable the Ultra ATA 33/66/100 capability on Western Digital EIDE drives that support this feature.

Data Lifeguard Diagnostics - DLGDIAG for Windows
Win DLG
Ver. 1.0
April, 2003
(428 KB)

This is a Windows version of the Data Lifeguard Diagnostics utility. The utility can perform drive identification, diagnostics, and repairs on a Western Digital FireWire, EIDE, or USB drive. In addition, it can provide you with the drive's serial and model numbers.

Media Center / Dual-Option Backup USB Driver Update for Windows ME
USB Driver Update
wdmc_usb.zip
March, 2004
(26 KB)


The version of the driver installation routine located on your CD may not install properly in Windows ME. The driver in the attached zip file is designed to correct this issue. To use, please download the wdmc_usb.zip file and then extract the files to your desktop. Double click on the file named "Install.bat". The driver should install automatically. To complete the process, please reboot your system.

Card Reader Driver Update for Windows 2000
Card Reader Driver Update
SetIcon.zip
March, 2004
(26 KB)

Under Windows 2000, the icons associated with the MediaCenter drive may display incorrectly. Dual icons for a single device may be displayed. Icons may also be swapped (i.e., a thumb-drive may appear as the 5-in1 device while the 5-in1 device appears as a thumb-drive). The driver in the attached zip file is designed to correct this issue. To use, please download the seticon.zip file and then extract the files to your desktop. Double click on the file named "Install.bat". The driver should install automatically. To complete the process, please reboot your system.

SIIG Serial ATA Controller Windows Driver
Windows Driver
98SE/2000/ME/XP/2003
October, 2003
(172 KB)

This Windows Driver is for use with the SIIG Serial ATA controller card included with some Western Digital hard drives. To use, please extract this zip file to a blank floppy. Afterward, follow the instructions included with your drive and controller card to update your OS with the new driver.


External Combo FireWire/USB 2.0 Driver
Combo Driver
EXE Version (1.86 MB)
ZIP Version (1.78 MB)
98SE
October, 2003


Windows 98SE users only: The device drivers are necessary for your system to communicate with your Series II USB 2.0 external hard drive. You must install the device drivers on your system prior to connecting the external hard drive. It is not necessary to download the device drivers for Windows ME, 2000 & XP.

Note: If you are having problems downloading the software, please disable any pop-up blocker software that is installed on your system.


Series II USB 2.0 Hard Drive
USB 2.0 Driver
Series II

EXE Version (1.86 MB)
ZIP Version (1.78 MB)
98SE
October, 2003


Windows 98SE users only: The device drivers are necessary for your system to communicate with your Series II USB 2.0 external hard drive. You must install the device drivers on your system prior to connecting the external hard drive. It is not necessary to download the device drivers for Windows ME, 2000 & XP.

Note: If you are having problems downloading the software, please disable any pop-up blocker software that is installed on your system.


Series I USB 2.0 Hard Drive
USB 2.0 Driver
Series I

98SE
August, 2002
(1.52 MB)

Install Guide
August, 2002
(PDF, 569 KB)

Windows 98SE users only: The device drivers are necessary for your system to communicate with your Series I USB 2.0 external hard drive. You must install the device drivers on your system prior to connecting the external hard drive. It is not necessary to download the device drivers for Windows ME, 2000 & XP.


Promise Ultra TX2 Windows Driver
Ultra TX2 Driver
Ver. 2.0.0210.36
December, 2002
(116 KB)

This Windows Driver is for use with the Promise Ultra 100 TX2 controller card when used with Western Digital hard drives greater than 137GB. To use, please extract this zip file to a blank floppy. Afterward, follow the instructions included with your drive and controller card to update your OS with the new driver.

Promise Ultra TX2 BIOS Upgrade
Ultra TX2 BIOS
Ver. 2.0.0210.2
November, 2002
(35 KB)

This BIOS upgrade is for use with Promise Ultra TX2 controller cards when used with Western Digital hard drives greater than 137GB.

IDE RAID Compatibility Upgrade Utility for 3Ware 7500-X controllers cards
IDE RAID Upgrade - 3Ware
Ver. 1.07
April, 2003
(140 KB)

The utility runs within DOS and is used to update WD drives that are connected to one or more 3Ware 7500-X IDE (Parallel ATA) RAID controllers.
Affected drives:
- WD drives with capacities between 40GB & 120GB
- WD drives with greater than 120GB capacity with Mfg. date codes earlier than 3/25/03
Please check the Technical FAQ for additional information. Please refer to the readme.txt file for instructions to follow on systems utilizing multiple 3Ware 7500-X IDE RAID controllers.

Note:The utility will NOT run in DOS within Windows.


IDE Upgrade Utility (Non-3Ware controller cards)
IDE Upgrade Utility (Non-3Ware controller cards)
DOS
April, 2003
(143 KB)

The utility runs within DOS and is used to update WD drives connected to a host system via the primary IDE controller on the system's motherboard.
Affected drives:
- WD drives with capacities between 40GB & 120GB
- WD drives with greater than 120GB capacity with Mfg. date codes earlier than 3/25/03
Please check the Technical FAQ for additional information. Please refer to the readme.txt file for installation instructions.

Note:The utility will NOT run in DOS within Windows.


Old DLG Diag
DLG Diagnostic
dlgdiag28.zip
August, 2002
(192 KB)

The Diagnostics utility allows you to test the drive, print results for last drive tested, repair errors found during the Test Drive option and write zeros to the drive.

Archived SCSI Software
ASPI Menu v1.16
January, 1998
(542 KB)
This is a MS Windows-based application that uses ASPI to provide a generic interactive command interface to any SCSI hard drive. In addition to providing interactive commands to a SCSI hard drive, this tool provides advanced scripting features for writing functions such as testing or applying updates to SCSI devices. ASPIMENU also has extensive help text relating to SCSI.

WD SCSI Workbench v1.4
August, 1999
(278 KB)
This is a MS Windows-based application that uses ASPI to provide support and utility functions for Western Digital SCSI hard drives. With this application you can create dump files that contain support and log data, format drives, short stroke drives, copy one drive to another, perform read and write/read qualification testing, generate defect data lists, and convert between logical and physical addressing schemes.

WD Scan.exe v1.0
August, 1997
(382 KB)
This is a MS Windows-based application that uses ASPI to provide a graphic representation of peripherals connected to the SCSI architecture. The tool's initial release detects devices, builds the graphic model, and provides a hexadecimal & ASCII dump of the Inquiry data from the devices detected.



Notice:
For users familiar with our EZ-Drive, WDDiag, WDATA66, and WDTblchk programs, these utilities have been replaced with our new Data Lifeguard Tools software. Data Lifeguard Tools is a software suite that combines all of our EIDE drive installation and management utilities into one easy to use program. The utilities are also available separately.

 

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