Update Samsung 470 SSD Firmware

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  1. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    How do I update the Samsung 470 SSD's Firmware on the mac operating system?

    I do not own any Windows PCs nor do I know anyone who does.
     
  2. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

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    Just installed a 128gb 470 in a Macbook Pro (13") and have the same question...
     
  3. psykick5 macrumors 6502

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    Torrent a copy of Windows 7 and Boot Camp it just for the update?
     
  4. tatical macrumors member

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    This should be legal because Microsoft lets you use Windows 7 without product key for 30 days. After 30 days you're expected to stop using it, or let Windows 7 guide you to somewhere on Microsoft's site to purchase a key.

    torrent away :)
     
  5. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Lol. I don't think it quite works like that.

    Is it ok to walk into a food market and eat an apple while you shop? If you pay for it, sure, many people do.

    Is it ok to walk into a food market, make an entire sandwich, open plates, and have a picknick in the furniture section on a table? If you plan on buying all of it?

    No.

    Crappy analogy but you get my point.
     
  6. psykick5 macrumors 6502

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    Apples to oranges, here. M$ does let you use for 30 days without a key, it's not the same as eating something at a grocery store. All he needs is 30 minutes to update his firmware.
     
  7. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Hijacking a car for a test drive when going to the dealership and simply asking to test drive it yourself?

    How's that for a proper analogy?

    Yes they let you do it for free but how about you do that, purposely get caught, and try explaining that to a judge and jury.
     
  8. psykick5 macrumors 6502

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    Don't purposely get caught.


    OP, you could just not update your drivers if you want to be an angel of anti-"piracy"
     
  9. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Or not be a cheap d-bag and buy the cheapest version of Windoze, if all you'll be using it for is driver updates.
     
  10. psykick5 macrumors 6502

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  11. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it unfortunate that there isn't another way to update it, yes. Being too cheap to pay for something doesn't make stealing it any better though, it's only $100, and honestly a pretty good OS(or at least Ultimate x64 is, idk about the $100 version)
     
  12. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure it's cheaper than that with a student discount.
     
  13. whiteonline, Sep 10, 2011
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    Do you have a friend with a Windows PC?

    All you need to do is install the software and create a bootable flash drive with the firmware, then uninstall; the actual update does not occur in Windows.

    (or have him/her set a restore point, install the software/create bootable USB, then go back to the restore point)
     
  14. psykick5 macrumors 6502

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    It is. But it is unknown if OP is a student or not.
     

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