'Intel 320 firmware update coming soon'

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Philflow, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    For everyone with the Intel 320 in their Mac
    http://communities.intel.com/message/133478#133478
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    That's good news, I'm kind of on pins and needles with my SSD. While I've not run into problems I've been reading those that have.
     
  3. eC1990ho macrumors member

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    Nice one, I was contemplating buying the 470 because of this.
     
  4. wikus macrumors 68000

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    I just bought the drive today.

    Is it possible to update the firmware after I've installed OS X on it without losing data? Or should I simply wait for the firmware release, apply it and THEN install OS X?
     
  5. oButto macrumors member

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    I have a 320 but I've seen nothing wrong so far...

    Will the update require me to reinstall OSX?
     
  6. Time Less macrumors 6502

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    what kind of wrong has it caused? i have the 120gb version and it was fine when i had it in my early 08 mbp.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Previous Intel FW updates were installed with a boot CD you can DL from their web site and it did not harm data already on the SSD.

    If you are hit with this failure it will cause data on the SSD to be inaccessible and the drive capacity will only show 8MB.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    So its the middle of August now, and so far as I can tell there's no patch yet?

    Has anyone heard when it will be updated or a more definitive schedule other then "soon"

    Edit:
    I just found this update on the issue

    http://communities.intel.com/message/135752

    Looks like as of August 13 the firmware update is in the final stages of preparation. Good news.
     

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