OWC now has a Mac-based SSD firmware updater

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  1. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    OWC now has a Mac based, or at least an updater that doesn't need Windows, for their Mercury Extreme SSD lines:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/OWC/SSD

    It's basically an .iso image you burn to DVD (guessing it would work to USB as well?) and boot to. Boots into Linux. Couple of graphical screens and done.

    Worked perfectly for me. Super slick process....took less than 5 minutes.

    -Kevin
     
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    So their "Mac firmware updater" they have been promising for almost a year is a Linux boot DVD ISO just like other vendors have been using all along.
     
  4. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes.

    -Kevin
     
  5. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I haven't checked OWC's website yet - do you know if the updater works for drives in a FireWire or USB case or strictly for directly-attached SATA drives?

    I've got an older 120GB SSD that doesn't play nicely with my wife's MacBook's hibernate mode. OK when sleeping, but if battery dies while in sleep, the suspend-to-drive state doesn't restore properly, requiring a hard reboot.
     
  6. devyhevy macrumors member

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    Sorry for what might be a stupid question... but I just bought a 120GB OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD and a brand new 15" baseline Macbook Pro. I haven't installed the SSD though.

    What should I do regarding this firmware update? What's this update for?
     
  7. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No idea....but you have to wait until 9/7 anyway for the Electra 6G updater to be available. I'm guessing if you just bought it.....it probably doesn't need an update.

    The regular Extreme SSDs only need updates if purchased before March 2011.

    -Kevin
     
  8. devyhevy macrumors member

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    Okay, Great! Thanks.
     
  9. saulinpa macrumors 6502

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    Your drive lists the shipping firmware on the label. Version MP1_3.2.0 is what is on their site to address a sleep issue. My Pro 6G came with 3.1.9 and has sleep issues so I am updating.
     
  10. drayon macrumors 6502

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    About time repeated! Also when the hell are OWC or OCZ gona manufacture a Sandforce base drive with 600GB 25nm micron flash? Im so sick of waiting for a decent drive of this capacity, cos im not showing anyone my money for anything less than 512GB (usable) !!!

    Intel do a 600GB drive but it has ashitty slowassed controller stuck on a 3Gb SATA connection with pathetic performance. No thanks, not even for 400 bux!!!
     
  11. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    :eek::eek:

    $400 for an intel 600GB SSD are you kidding me?

    The intel 320 600GB is £793.94 ($1302USD) here in the uk
     
  12. drayon macrumors 6502

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    I didn't say they cost 400 bux!! I said I wouldn't buy one if they DID cost 400 bux because the performance on those Intel drives are very poor!!
     

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