New X-25M/18M firmware out again - anyone tried it yet?

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  1. Plain Lazy macrumors newbie

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  2. andothfc macrumors regular

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    Yeah, installed it here. Absolutely no problems. I had installed the one that got pulled as well so already had the speed improvements that that brought.
     
  3. macfrik macrumors 6502

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    Same thing here. Installed in my gen 2 Intel SSD no problem at all.
     
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  6. bware189 macrumors member

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    Did you guys install it without using the instructions in the .pdf, or did you simply just burn the .iso to a disk and straight install? The .pdf said that it is advisable to install the SSD in another non-NVIDIA based system, update the firmware and then return the drive to your mac.
     
  7. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    No noticeable improvements, but I upgraded from the last firmware that was pulled due to TRIM issues under Windows 7, and there was a slight speed increase with that upgrade.

    Regardless, it's working perfectly.
     
  8. Plain Lazy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers for the responses people.

    I upgraded mine no problems by burning the iso using disk utility and booting from it. The actual boot and loading of the utility takes a while, but then the flashing is instantaneous. I followed the instructions and rebooted again from the cd to make sure the right firmware was reported too. All was nicely stress-free.

    No great shakes in xbench performance increases, but happy for the free speed increase nonetheless. I suspect mine may have come with a newer firmware anyway as it was only manufactured Oct 09.
     
  9. dgdosen macrumors 65816

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    just checking on this - does the flashing have any impact on the current contents of the disk?

    Do you need to wipe it to perform the update??
     
  10. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    No impact, you are flashing the drive's controller firmware, nothing on the drive's data itself.
     
  11. dgdosen macrumors 65816

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    I wish I had seen that NewEgg had the X-25M-G2 on Black Friday for $215... Now I refuse to buy one for more.
     
  12. Doc69 macrumors 6502

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    You can buy one on Amazon now for $244. No tax and free shipping.
     
  13. dgdosen macrumors 65816

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    Hmm... My NewEgg doesn't show that. I just bought one for 249 (less 10 for using Google checkout) at mwave.com
     

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