|Nov 7, 2012, 10:40 AM||#26|
Solid State Drives: Can I Update The SSD Firmware On A Linux or MAC Computer?
Warning: Updating the firmware on anything except a Windows based PC is done at your own risk, we only support upgrading firmware from a Windows based PC.
Important: You must load the firmware onto the USB from a Windows based computer.
You may be able to update the firmware on the SSD if your using a x86 based Linux or MAC computer, and you can boot from USB.
|Nov 7, 2012, 12:53 PM||#28|
15" 2.3 GHz QC i7 MBP
2.6 GHz QC i7 Mini
2.0 GHz QC i7 Mini
|Dec 29, 2012, 06:29 AM||#29|
For future readers:
A lot of mac users with 830s have gone through hell unnecessarily because too many people parrot the idea you must update the firmware on a Windows machine before installing Lion. The posts parroting that idea far outnumber the genuinely useful posts for most of us.
First, as I learned over the past few days, I couldn't upgrade 830 firmware from a USB-to-SATA cable or enclosure using a PC. Reading other users' complaints on numerous sites, I soon learned I wasn't alone. One post among several hundred has explained why -- and it's actually on this thread -- but no one else seems to have affirmed or even pointed out what it says. Here is the crucial quote. It's important that people read this:
Furthermore, I was unable to get Windows even to recognize my 830 when I attempted to connect it via internal SATA in a Windows tower. This is reason two that insisting people install the firmware on a Windows machine has been frustrating advice for so many users. Insisting on these steps has probably resulted in the return of legions of perfectly good 830s.
I was about to return my own 830 to Amazon when I read this:
Why did I end up taking so many unnecessary steps?
Because so many people said I had to upgrade the firmware on a PC before installing Lion. Those people were wrong about the inflexible order of those steps -- especially for those of us whose attempted FW upgrades on non-virtual Windows machines haven't worked.
Here's the success story of someone updating the 830's firmware after installing Lion, and it's by the same person who posted the method originally:
If others want to explain and specify the steps better than I have, then please do. But it's important that people not be told they must use steps and hardware that could result in the process seeming impossible.
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