Firewire = target disk mode?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrrippey, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. mrrippey macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2009
    Since the new uMBP have firewire, does this mean that we can use them as target disks (from another Mac)?

    Main reason regarding upgrading firmware on an internal SSD. Since there are issues upgrading boot drive SSD's from a firmware CD, you could instead connect to another Mac via Firewire and show the SSD mounted as a drive and apply firmware (without having to open your uMBP fine another computer or PC to apply firmware and re-insert).

    Make sensem(really geared to the SSD upgraders)...
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    You do get lovely Target Disk Mode if you have FireWire.
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Yup, it's baaaaaaaack!

    Nice feature to have for sure!

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