Updating offline disk cache
An application accessing data on this drive would have to wait for a response until the firmware activation completes.
Here's an example of the cmdlet in action: $pd | Update-Storage Firmware -Image Path C:\Firmware\[email protected] Number 0 $pd | Get-Storage Firmware Information Supports Update : True Number Of Slots : 1 Active Slot Number : 0 Slot Number : Is Slot Writable : Firmware Version In Slot : Drives typically do not complete I/O requests when they activate a new firmware image.
To use Windows Server to update drive firmware, you must have supported drives.
Windows 7 also, includes an expanded ability to do fast remote queries of file shares, including on Windows Vista®, Windows Server® 2008, Windows® XP with Windows Search 4.0 installed, and earlier versions.
Client Side Caching as well as the Offline File service have some fundamental differences in Windows 7, but, the dynamics of this process seem to be the same.
To support these requirements, there is a new HLK test to verify if vendor products support the right commands and get them implemented in future revisions.
Contact your solution vendor for info about whether your hardware supports Windows updating the drive firmware.