Successful firmware update for Vertex 3

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  1. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Just wanted to see who else has updated firmware on their Vertex 3. THIS thread has all the info you need to do it. And as of now it can be done on the 2011 MBP with the Linux system he provides.

    I couldn't get it to work with a flash drive so I went with burning the ISO to a DVD. I actually couldn't do it on my 2011 MBP because I have an optibay HDD and I don't believe the disc is bootable off an external optical drive. So I put the Vertex 3 into my 2008 aluminum Macbook and did the update on that. It updated the drive successfully to version 2.08. I was a little confused because I thought 2.09 was the current version, but oh well.

    We'll see if this update fixes the very rare hang-on-wakeup issues I've had.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. daneoni macrumors G4

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  3. bozz2006 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hmmmm.....:confused:

    I wonder if the fact that I was doing the update on a Mac was the reason it wouldn't update the latest.
     
  4. bozz2006 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I guess it wasn't quite as successful as I thought!
     
  5. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    I still don't understand why SandForce can't just get their act together and make an updater for OS X. Especially when it seems like there is a disproportionately large amount of Mac users buying their flagship product.
     
  6. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    According to this guide Toolbox 2.35 in Boot Camp is the way to do it for MBP 2011.
    http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/f...ing-AHCI-for-Windows-on-MBP-2011-now-possible
    http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/f...1-now-possible&p=653516&viewfull=1#post653516
     
  7. bozz2006 thread starter macrumors 68030

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  8. daneoni macrumors G4

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    This is why i returned my Vertex 3 and will check out Intel or Crucial soon. The FW update path is simply not Mac friendly. Period.
     
  9. bozz2006 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's the truth. And that's why I originally went with Intel. But after two failed drives and a ridiculous amount of hours with their very poor customer service, I had had enough and went with OCZ. This was about a month or so ago when Crucial had Macs on the list of systems that weren't compatible with their SSDs.

    The Linux boot method for updating that I used actually wasn't bad. Other than the fact that it updated me to a yet-obsolete firmware! lol
     
  10. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I'm guessing the Linux path has matured now but back when i was trying to use it a few months ago there simply was no recourse for 2011 MBPs and you had to use a PC which i didn't have.
     
  11. bozz2006 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yep, the guys says it has something to do with particular graphics chips used in the 2011 MBPs, and so is not technically a Mac-only issue. He says it's resolved now by doing a very simple work-around. I couldn't verify this though, since I installed the SSD into my old Macbook to do the upgrade.
     

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