MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.1

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  1. ratboy90 macrumors 6502

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    I updated to Mavericks using the GM and now I've just read about the new Firmware update. Is there any way I can test my SSD to see whether it needs to be replaced or not?
     
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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  3. ratboy90 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've tried that but I get an alert saying "this computer does not need this update" so it can't even install it. I was thinking this might be due to the fact that I have mavericks installed and the update wasn't built for mavericks.
     
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    That's because your computer doesn't need the update. :p
    Not ALL MBAs have the affected components.

    If you want, you can check the model number of your drive in System Information. If it begins with a T, it's a Toshiba drive, if it begins with an S, it's Samsung. The affected Toshiba model number are listed in the article.
     
  5. ratboy90 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That explains it! Thanks a lot! I have a Samsung one so I'm all good.:D
     
  6. foozipper macrumors newbie

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    Check your SSD and Revision numbers!
    This update check following numbers.
    1."TS064E" and "Revision TPSABBF0 or TPVABBF0"
    2."TS128E" and "Revision TPSABBF0 or TPVABBF0"

    You can check them in System Information (just type it into spotlight) -> Hardware -> SATA/SATAExpress > choose Intel 7 Series Chipset or your drive (APPLE SSD XXX) -> see Revision ;)
     
  7. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

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    I have the unfortunate Toshiba and applied the update successfully, but I was actually kind of hoping it wouldn't work just so I could get this piece of crap swapped out for a Samsung.
     
  8. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    there is no guarantee it will be a samsung. I just had mine replaced and it was another toshiba and it took the update. so it was basically replaced with another faulty drive.
     
  9. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    I am doing frequent backups even though the update was successfully applied. Wonder if any of the fixed drives will fail. Three year warranty on the SSD is nice.
     
  10. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    my question is if it was the previous update that is causing excessive writing or whatever to cause the drive to fail and this update fixes it, how much damage has already been done. did users burn half the life hours of the drive already is whats my concern.
     
  11. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    I never saw that update. Maybe it was pulled before I got to it.
     
  12. Semaphoric macrumors member

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    I don't see the MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.1

    When I click on Apps Store, I don't see the MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.1 listed (I'm currently 10.8.4). Does this mean my MBA (mid-2012) is not affected?
     
  13. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Check to see if you have a Samsung or Toshiba drive in system information.
     
  14. Semaphoric macrumors member

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    I have Toshiba. Does that mean I need to download the firmware update and run it anyways? (Even though I don't see this in Apps Store. I do see I need 10.8.5 update.)
     
  15. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Probably a good idea
     
  16. Semaphoric macrumors member

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    Should I download the firmware directly from Apple's website and run it even though I don't see it in my Apps Store? Should I not update to 10.8.5 before I run the firmware?
     
  17. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    Well, seems like I'll have to take a trip to the Sanlitun Apple Store tomorrow to get a new drive...

    Does anyone know how long it takes to replace the drive? Is it instant repair, or do I need to come back next week for pickup? I have an exam just around the corner, so I can't part with my MBA for more than a day.
     
  18. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Usually takes a couple days in Beijing now.

    A lot of Mac owners these days.
     
  19. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    Phoned their store and they said I could deliver it morning and pick it up evening. I sure hope that's true. Will test on Wednesday.
     
  20. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    I've replaced my MBA drive with a larger OWC SSD and put the original into the OWC envoy USB case. How do I tell what drive model is in the USB case? System information says its ASMT 2105 Media, which I think is the OWC controller... but I dunno.
     

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