Category: Storage and harddrives
Manufacturer: Multiple developers
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not stated
Operating System: Windows and Macintosh
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.2.1 / Not stated
The mass storage filter is a driver that is used to provide a filtering mechanism between the contents of a media device and the generic request from I/O. The filter scheme drivers are made to match media objects that they are published for. As such, some of the descriptions to be considered when matching the mass storage filter driver is whether the media can be ejected or not, the size in bytes of the media and the media's size. Another description includes the establishing the positioning of the media in relation to the media tree. In addition, the user must define whether the media is writable. The string must contain the description on the content of the media and the time that the object was created. The node name of the media is then assigned to the filter during object creation.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The mass storage driver implements a probe method on all third party mediums. The probe scores swell or lessen depending on the ability of the filter scheme to drive the media. In most cases, the mass storage is the only driver required in the filtering process, thus making the probe process necessary. Some users can decide to develop their own mass storage filter drivers. When such is the case, one should ensure that the driver personality matches the content identified by the content-hint string in the respective mediums. During the filter driver development, the user must create a code that will allow him to install the filter scheme on boot partitions created for use in the media. The mass storage drivers are used in both windows and Macintosh platforms. The driver is categorized as a storage device due to it facilitating role in the functionality of external mass storage devices. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Mass Storage Filter errors before installing any driver updates.