OWC SSD 6G firmware update... experiences?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by terzinator, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. terzinator macrumors 6502

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    Haven't done it yet; just stumbled across it as I was reading about other SSD stuff... anyway, apparently because of Apple's EFI restrictions, the download is an .iso that can't be booted from a USB or external optical drive... has to be from a DVD in the optical bay.

    I have an optibay HDD, so I'll have to go and swap back in the optical drive... UNLESS... has anyone tried booting the OWC .iso from an optibay HDD?

    http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/OWC/SSD/6G/Mac
     
  2. terzinator thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well, just for grins, I did the live chat thing with the OWC folks...

    OWC Matt: [11:03:06 AM] Hello
    [11:03:32 AM] You would need to unfortunately reinstall the optical drive to install the updates
     
  3. canhaz macrumors regular

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    I would like to know too. Busy downloading the update now, and will let you know how it goes.


    The issue for me being massive sleep/hibernation issues. It could be related to 16Gb crucial RAM as well.
     
  4. elliottfamily5 macrumors member

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    I updated FW about three weeks ago after receiving the same answers from OWC as you did. Put the optical drive back in, DL update and everything went smooth. I moved my Users folder back to SSD and have not pulled optical drive back out yet (although I never use it). I plan on buying a larger SSD in the next couple weeks and once I have the case open, I will probably go back to SSD/HDD combo then.

    Was having no issues with SSD prior to FW update, and still no issues after.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you don't have any issues with your computer, I don't see the need to waste your time installing your optical drive to install an update.
     
  6. terzinator thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, let us know how it goes (or is working). Any idea what this update does/fixes?
     
  7. allieverything macrumors member

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    I'm using the crucial ram 8gb x 2 with a m4 128ssd by them and I have no issues whatsoever.
     

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