How to upgrade firmware Vertex Plus in macbook pro 13" 2010

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  1. PaulyD macrumors 6502

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    I have a Vertex plus 120gb in the optibay for my MBP which is on the stock 3.02 firmware and I want to upgrade to 3.5 to hopefully prevent any corruption issues happening (apparently a common issue on stock firmware - didn't do enough research on my part). Is there a simple way of doing it?

    I don't have a DVD drive at the moment (due to the mod and waiting for an enclosure to be delivered) and as far as I know creating a USB stick won't work either as that will only be bootable in a PC.

    Are the only options to remove it and put into a windows PC to do so or wait for the enclosure/get a external DVD drive and update on my macbook that way? Not sure if the external DVD drive will allow it to boot but can only try.

    Hope I don't have to take it all out just for this firmware upgrade :(
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Looks like you need windows to update your vertex drive

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    Here's the URL and it appears you don't need a DVD player but you must be in windows.
     
  3. PaulyD thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahh its the Vertex Plus and not the Vertex 3 series so based on indilinx rather than sandforce controller (IIRC)

    Thanks for the quick response. I can see me having to whip it out and do it but its just a pain to do so :(
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Here's the Vertex plus read me

    So you'll need windows and a DVD. The windows portion may only be needed to expand the .exe into an ISO image, but still...
     
  5. PaulyD thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i understand that and have read the readme. I have windows 7 on bootcamp and access to a seperate windows only machine

    Guess I have two questions which I should have made clearer.

    1. Can I use an external DVD drive to boot the firmware updater

    2. Is there a way to do this from a USB drive (USB Universal Installer doesn't work - windows only)

    Thanks for your help so far
     
  6. PaulyD thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got lucky. Enclosure came today which allowed me to burn and boot the firmware update disc and successfully updated :)

    Thanks for your help
     
  7. MarceFX macrumors member

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    Hi!

    How did you get to update the firmware? I'm booting from the update disc on a Windows machine. But when the update program runs it does not detect the Vertex Plus drive attached to an USB enclosure :/

    I choose option 1, hit return and get "No OCZ drive found"

    Thank you
     

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