Windows On Mac :: Did The Firmware Update Completely Resolve The Fragmentation

Jun 11, 2009

I am thinking about purchasing a X25-M SSD for a 13" MBP once prices drop (hopefully by the end of the year) but also want to run Windows. Multiple sources have stated that it is an amazing drive but that you cannot install/run Windows using Boot Camp. Most of these articles/posts are dated early 2009 however.

I'm curious, did the April firmware release solve this problem or did it only address the fragmentation issue causing massive slow downs? If not, can someone explain to me why it is that Boot Camp is compatible? Is it the expectation that the new Intel SSDs scheduled to be released later this year will resolve this problem if it is not already corrected? Also, for those of you who actually have one of these, did the firmware update completely resolve the fragmentation issue?

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Windows On Mac :: Boot Camp Assistant Cannot Be Used/update Firmware

May 9, 2007

"Boot Camp Assistant cannot be used: You must update your computer's boot ROM firmware before using this setup assistant"."

That's the dreaded message I get every time I try to use boot camp 1.2. Unfortunately my firmware is already updated, and any attempt at updating my firmware (again) results in the message that I "don't have to update my firmware."

I've google'd this problem numerous times, but I have yet to find a solution.

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Apr 18, 2012

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Nov 1, 2009

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I have tried re-installing it again and the same problem keeps happening

any suggestions?

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Mar 3, 2012

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Oct 30, 2010

I installed it 2 times with the software update e 1 time manually..

What's wrong? This is from the system profiler


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Version SMC (sistema):1.39f11
Versione SMC (slot processore):1.39f11

is the 1.39f11 the correct version?

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May 1, 2012

I recently downloaded the iDefrag demo and it reports that my files are 0.7% fragmented but the free space on my disk is 75% fragmented, what does this mean?  Should I be concerned and should I defrag the drive?  My mac seems to take forever to boot up these days and programs open very slowly.  I work with quite large Photoshop files regularly, but my scratch disk is set to a different drive to the system disk. 

Any recommendations for the best way to learn about troubleshooting the Mac would be appreciated, as I'm keen to avoid any down time due to failures of any kind (I don't mind investing some money for the right training).  The area I'm particularly interested in is restoring a system, if there are certain corrupt files, but doing this without affecting all the third party program files etc.  I use carbon copy cloner to keep an exact copy of my system disk but am worried that if the system files becomes corrupt, I'm just making a copy of the corruption onto another disk! 

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Sep 27, 2007

just checked software update.

downloading now.

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Feb 26, 2007

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OS X :: Cannot Install New Firmware Update

Dec 11, 2008

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Apr 15, 2009

I tried to apply the firmware update to the Intel X25-M SSD on my 09 MP yesterday. I'm not currently having any issues with the SSD, but thought I would be proactive about updating.The update failed , and I received the following recommended changes before trying again:- Disable Drive Protection in your BIOS and retry the update- Enable Legacy IDE mode in your BIOS and retry the updateHas anyone out there successfully applied this update on an 09 Mac Pro? If so, were any tweaks needed to make it work?

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Jun 14, 2009

If rev C runs the GPU at a higher speed and hw otherwise is the same as rev B then why couldn't Apple release a firmware update to let rev BGPU rum faster as well?

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Dec 9, 2009

Just got this through Software Update. More info here:



About MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.8 This update eliminates the noise made by the optical disk drive during system startup and wake from sleep on MacBook Pro computers. When installation is complete, run Software Update again, and install SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0

To complete the firmware update process, follow the instructions in the updater application (/Applications/Utilities/MacBook Pro EFI Firmware The updater will launch automatically when the installation is complete.

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MacBook Pro :: Using SMC Firmware Update For 2007-08 MB's And MBP's?

Oct 8, 2010

[URL] MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.4 is available either through Software Update or via direct download, and is applicable to the following models:

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008)
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Dec 13, 2010

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Apr 30, 2008

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Jan 29, 2009

Guess what i did? Yup , inserted the OSX disc without the firmware update. Got back into os 9 with the "sleep and wake" trick, But i do not know how i can install the firmware update. I have it download though.

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Jun 22, 2009

After the update, my MacBook Pro is extermely sluggish. Prior to the update, I was zipping along like most happy MacBook Pro owners. After the update, I constantly see the dreaded beach ball when doing almost anything with the laptop, Safari pages take longer to load, etc.

It's almost as if the udpate had the opposite effect and actually throttled down my WD 500GB HDD performance to a large degree.

Like I said, prior to the update all was good. I've been searching to see if there is a way to revert back to the previous firmware to validate that the update caused the problem but I haven't been successfull in finding anything yet.

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Jan 5, 2010

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I feel like it's Russian roulette. Update or not? I know some people will say don't fix what ain't broke, but what exactly is IN the fix? Is it exclusively for the flicker issue or does it update/upgrade other aspects on the card? Mine has the ATI card in it.

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Feb 29, 2012

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Mar 24, 2012

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I did the latest firmware update few days ago and went through that series of boots. It's a shame on me that I didn't jog down the ROM revision info before the update. According to the this link:


The FM Rev should be MBA31.0061.B01 after the update.

My MBA 13 is still read MBA31.0061.B00 after I thought I did the update. Does that mean the update didn't go through?

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