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WO2007055925A3 - System and method for enhancing external storage - Google Patents

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WO2007055925A3
WO2007055925A3 PCT/US2006/041856 US2006041856W WO2007055925A3 WO 2007055925 A3 WO2007055925 A3 WO 2007055925A3 US 2006041856 W US2006041856 W US 2006041856W WO 2007055925 A3 WO2007055925 A3 WO 2007055925A3
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system
external storage
method
peripheral device
controller
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Sree M Iyer
Larry L Jones
Arockiyaswamy Venkidu
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Sree M Iyer
Larry L Jones
Onspec Electronic Inc
Arockiyaswamy Venkidu
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Priority to US60/733,067 priority
Priority to US11/478,895 priority
Priority to US11/478,895 priority patent/US20070162626A1/en
Application filed by Sree M Iyer, Larry L Jones, Onspec Electronic Inc, Arockiyaswamy Venkidu filed Critical Sree M Iyer
Publication of WO2007055925A2 publication Critical patent/WO2007055925A2/en
Publication of WO2007055925A3 publication Critical patent/WO2007055925A3/en

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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/06Digital input from or digital output to record carriers, e.g. RAID, emulated record carriers, networked record carriers
    • G06F3/0601Dedicated interfaces to storage systems
    • G06F3/0628Dedicated interfaces to storage systems making use of a particular technique
    • G06F3/0629Configuration or reconfiguration of storage systems
    • G06F3/0632Configuration or reconfiguration of storage systems by initialisation or re-initialisation of storage systems
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/06Digital input from or digital output to record carriers, e.g. RAID, emulated record carriers, networked record carriers
    • G06F3/0601Dedicated interfaces to storage systems
    • G06F3/0602Dedicated interfaces to storage systems specifically adapted to achieve a particular effect
    • G06F3/0604Improving or facilitating administration, e.g. storage management
    • G06F3/0607Improving or facilitating administration, e.g. storage management by facilitating the process of upgrading existing storage systems, e.g. for improving compatibility between host and storage device
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/06Digital input from or digital output to record carriers, e.g. RAID, emulated record carriers, networked record carriers
    • G06F3/0601Dedicated interfaces to storage systems
    • G06F3/0602Dedicated interfaces to storage systems specifically adapted to achieve a particular effect
    • G06F3/0626Reducing size or complexity of storage systems
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/06Digital input from or digital output to record carriers, e.g. RAID, emulated record carriers, networked record carriers
    • G06F3/0601Dedicated interfaces to storage systems
    • G06F3/0668Dedicated interfaces to storage systems adopting a particular infrastructure
    • G06F3/0671In-line storage system
    • G06F3/0683Plurality of storage devices
    • G06F3/0689Disk arrays, e.g. RAID, JBOD

Abstract

One embodiment as described herein provides a system and method for enhancing external storage (Fig. l). One embodiment includes a controller of a peripheral device of a computer system (Fig. 1, external storage controller). The controller provides acces a storage medium of the peripheral device (Fig. 1, ATA Master HDD). In one embodiment, the storage medium of the peripheral device includes a section of storage reserved for firmware of the peripheral device.
PCT/US2006/041856 2005-11-02 2006-10-25 System and method for enhancing external storage WO2007055925A2 (en)

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US73306705P true 2005-11-02 2005-11-02
US60/733,067 2005-11-02
US11/478,895 2006-06-30
US11/478,895 US20070162626A1 (en) 2005-11-02 2006-06-30 System and method for enhancing external storage

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EP20060836546 EP1946201A2 (en) 2005-11-02 2006-10-25 System and method for enhancing external storage
JP2008538929A JP2009515254A (en) 2005-11-02 2006-10-25 System and method for enhancing the external storage device

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