Samsung SSD firmware updater Rant

Discussion in 'Alternatives to Mac Hardware' started by Sg335man, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Sg335man macrumors newbie

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    Since Samsung SSDs were released to make our world faster, how disappointing Samsung have not offered the same support as PC users when upgrading firmware. Also CD/DVD is very much obsolescent now, the only macOS IOS format Samsung offers. It’s been that way for years. No Windows Magician software here! This very unreliable hit or miss way of keeping our SSDs faster should not be exceptable.

    As to jumping through hoops, to upgrade firmware in the Windows or Mac Boot Camp world is simply ridiculous? Trying to use USB pen/stick drives, well “nightmare”

    Many off us with older Apple computers have been able to upgrade to SSD drives and abandoned our CD/DVD drive bays to add SSD drives as storage. I simply don’t undersand where Samsung is coming from! It’s 2018 Samsung???

    We all paid the same price as folks in the PC world, yet Mac end users don’t get the same support or ease of use? Samsung can’t even offer USB pen or stick drives to boot there firmware? Burn a CD/DVD OMG it sucks.
     
  2. Sg335man thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here you have it?

    “Thank you for contacting Samsung memory Support.
    We regret to inform you that this decision to produce a Samsung Firmware updater for MAc lies entirely between Samsung and Apple.
    We unfortunately do not have this information.
    For the time being, the only way to update a firmware for MAC is via the ISO file.

    If anything comes up or a better solution is reached for MAc users, this information will be announced on the Samsung website.

    Should you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.”

    Best regards/Cordialement/ Met Vriendelijke Groeten
    Imma Akwanga
    Samsung Support Team/ Équipe de support Samsung/ Samsung-ondersteuningsteam
     
  3. Kingcr macrumors member

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    I hardly blame them considering Apple’s hostility towards upgrades. Very few people overall have upgraded their Macs in the way you have. There are probably more people running Samsung SSDs in Linux environments and Samsung don’t offer the same tools there either. In both cases the userbase is too small to justify it.
     
  4. Sg335man thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I still think Samsung could offer USB Pen/Stick drive support to boot there iso? Other manufactures have OWC etc Apple has had limited interest in 3party upgrades and have made it impossible in some computers to do so. At least I have a choice next time I purchase storage?
     
  5. Kingcr macrumors member

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    I see the Samsung site recommends creating a bootable usb disk from their ISO's using UNetbootin. Does this not work or something?
     
  6. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Why can’t you write the ISO to a flash drive yourself and boot it? Am I missing something?
     
  7. Sg335man thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately such a task eludes me? Having tried several apps for the same idea, none work? Holding the Alt key the USB is not reconized. If you have a method that works, I would be more than grateful to hear about? Thank
    You again for your thoughts
     

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