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1. (WO2018125320) VALIDATING FIRMWARE FOR DATA STORAGE DEVICES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/125320    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/051221
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Sep 13 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06F 21/51
G06F 21/57
Applicants: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Inventors: WEBSTER, Michael
Title: VALIDATING FIRMWARE FOR DATA STORAGE DEVICES
Abstract:
Systems and methods are disclosed for validating firmware and/or firmware images. A data storage device may transmit a request to validate a firmware image, to a storage drive. The data storage device may receive data indicating whether the firmware image is valid, from the storage drive. The data storage device may initiate operation using the firmware image if the firmware image is valid.