A Web-based, Diskette-less, Hard Disk Drive [HDD] Firmware [FW] Upgrade Utility
Original Publication Date: 2001-Nov-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
A Web-based, diskette-less, Hard Disk Drive [HDD] Firmware [FW] Upgrade Utility A web-based program is disclosed that updates HDD FW without the use of a diskette. This simplifies the update process for the typical user who has no knowledge of their HDD, are increasingly less likely to have a Floppy Disk Drive [FDD] in their system, and requires fewer manual steps. -HDD information is gathered from the OS via Self-Monitoring And Reporting Technology [SMART] commands. -FDD is not required, this solution utilizes eFlash technology (virtual diskette resident in memory previously patented by IBM).