SSD and Firmware Updates

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by superericla, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. superericla macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2010
    I was looking into getting an agility 3 SSD for my 2011 15" MacBook Pro and was wondering about firmware updates for the drive. From what I can tell, the only way to update firmware for this device is to use a utility in either Windows or Linux. What I was wondering is if it would be possible to simply use wine to bottle the application that performs the firmware update or if there's a simple way to update firmware without installing a secondary operating system on the drive.
  2. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
  3. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    I think there needs to be an NTFS partition on the drive, so I don't think Wine would work.
  4. superericla thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2010
    It can be done without an NTFS partition. This thread on OCZ's forums gives the option to use CD-bootable tools (it basically runs linux with the fwupd software on a livecd) but it's known not to work on the 15" and 17" 2011 MacBook Pros. Something similar would be fantastic.

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