Apple Releases iMac Core 2 Duo/Mac Pro Hard Drive Update

daneoni

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Mar 24, 2006
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About Hard Drive Update 1.0
The Hard Drive Update 1.0 includes bug fixes and important updates for the following systems:
iMac Core 2 Duo (Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later)
Mac Pro (Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later)

To complete the firmware update process, please follow the instructions in the updater application (/Applications/Utilities/Hard Drive Update 1.0.app). The updater will launch automatically when the Installer closes.

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/harddriveupdate10.html

EDIT: Seems to be targeted towards specific drives

EDIT 2: The installer seems to check for one of the following:

Seagate ST3500641AS (500 GB) with firmware revision 3.BTD

Seagate ST3750640AS (750 GB) with firmware revision 3.BTF
 

pknz

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Mar 22, 2005
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Not in Software Update, however the the graphics card firmware update wasn't either.
 
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Mindflux

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Oct 20, 2007
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About Hard Drive Update 1.0
The Hard Drive Update 1.0 includes bug fixes and important updates for the following systems:
iMac Core 2 Duo (Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later)
Mac Pro (Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later)

To complete the firmware update process, please follow the instructions in the updater application (/Applications/Utilities/Hard Drive Update 1.0.app). The updater will launch automatically when the Installer closes.

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/harddriveupdate10.html

EDIT: Seems to be targeted towards specific drives
Says my C2D does not need the update. Interesting.
 
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nakile

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Jun 30, 2007
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Maybe this is somehow weakly related to those Seagate HDD problems?
 
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Woochifer

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Apr 22, 2007
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Installed it on my iMac. Bootup seems quieter than before, but otherwise no noticeable changes. Xbench scores for the drive did not change after installing the drive firmware update.

I have no idea what bugs this update addresses, but the file system on my iMac has been rendered unreadable a couple of times. First time, I used Tech Tool and Disk Utility to repair the file system. Most recently, I had to rebuild the entire drive volume using Time Machine not long after upgrading to Leopard.
 
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