Any way to update a Samsung SSD's firmware on 2013 iMac?

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  1. burningrave101, Aug 23, 2014
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    burningrave101 macrumors 6502

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    I have a Samsung 840 EVO in my PS4 that I would like to update the firmware for but am currently using a 2013 27" iMac with no PC to connect it directly to a SATA port. If i use Samsung's Magician Software under Windows will the Samsung firmware update run with an SSD connected over a Thunderbolt to eSATA connection or can anyone suggest any possible way of updating the firmware outside of on a PC?
     
  2. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I have upgraded the firmware in my 500GB 840 EVO using Samsung Magician in BootCamp Windows with no issues.

    I boot off the SSD in a Thunderbolt enclosure.
     
  3. burningrave101, Aug 28, 2014
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    burningrave101 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any recommendations on a specific Thunderbolt enclosure? Only need to be able to connect one 2.5" SSD.
     
  4. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I have been using the Delock 42490 2.5" TB enclosure for about 6 months now and can highly recommend it.

    You can find it on Amazon.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The reason why it's always not in stock is because you keep recommending it to others, and because of that, their stock dries up really fast :D
     
  6. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Indeed, I should be on their payroll at this point. :D
     

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