Weird SSD question/idea

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Aaron from KY, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Aaron from KY macrumors member

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    So here's my idea and tell me if it's possible or why I'm misunderstanding: So I understand that the rMBP uses a specialized Samsung 830 drive. Would there be any way to extract the firmware from a rMBP SSD and then flash a regular 830 drive, thus making it appear to OS X as an appleSSD complete with TRIM and everything? Am I mistaken in thinking this MIGHT be possible or are there other things I'm missing?
     
  2. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    What do you mean by "and everything"? If you're just talking about trim then there's easier ways to accomplish this.
     
  3. Aaron from KY thread starter macrumors member

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    I'd like the 830 drive to appear as an AppleSSD. It's Apple's custom firmware right? I'm guessing it's optimized for OS X and maybe features better power management and sleep states in addition to TRIM.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    That sounds like an interesting idea, but I don't know of any software that can be used to extract the firmware like you would need to do.
     
  5. throAU macrumors 601

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    The rMBP uses an SSD that is not standard size - a normal off the shelf SSD won't fit.
     
  6. Aaron from KY thread starter macrumors member

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    I know this. But, just like a standard ssd it has a firmware built into it, and considering that it's based on the Samsung 830, it should be doable, just depends on if the firmware can be extracted some way.
     

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