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

Discussion in 'iMac' started by daneoni, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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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
     
  2. pknz macrumors 68020

    pknz

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    Not in Software Update, however the the graphics card firmware update wasn't either.
     
  3. Mindflux macrumors 68000

    Mindflux

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    Says my C2D does not need the update. Interesting.
     
  4. nakile macrumors regular

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    Maybe this is somehow weakly related to those Seagate HDD problems?
     
  5. Deerhunter04 macrumors member

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    I saw this comment on ArsTechnica.

     
  6. amakh007 macrumors member

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    Wait...did they upgrade the Graphics driver??
     
  7. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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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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