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Apple Releases SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0

 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:01 pm    Post subject: Apple Releases SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0 Reply with quote

Apple Releases SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Posted by: Glenn

Apple has released the SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0 via their Software Update utility and website. According to the company, this update will eliminate the noise made by the optical disk drive during system startup and wake from sleep on your Mac. This update works with the following EFI updates:

- iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.4
- Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2
- MacBook EFI Firmware Update 1.4
- MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.8

More information on installation and qualifying Macs can be found here. The SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0 weighs in at 18.35MB and requires Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later.



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I "downgraded" from a MacBook Pro to a MacBook Air over the weekend ...so no drive noise to worry about Very Happy

I don't find my Mini to be noisy at all, but installed this anyways.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing showing up for me. Guess my optical and firmware are Gremlin free. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What should I do?
The superdrive makes noise at startup.
If I run the software update it does not offer it (I just got the Airport one).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zedtvl wrote:
What should I do?
The superdrive makes noise at startup.
If I run the software update it does not offer it (I just got the Airport one).


I've noticed it can take them a day or two to push updates out to everyone; or maybe you just don't need it for the specific drive you have (even though it's noisy).
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I might wait.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a feeling this update is just for the Optiarc drives again Zedtvl. Didn't we talk about have the Pioneer drives before? Nothing showed up for me, but mine is still quiet. When did yours become noisy?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There isn't anything showing for me with a Pioneer drive. I really wouldn't consider the drive to be that quiet either. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The update isn't showing up for me.

I don't mind, tho as I don't find the Superdrive sound that annoying at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fazzy wrote:
I have a feeling this update is just for the Optiarc drives again Zedtvl. Didn't we talk about have the Pioneer drives before? Nothing showed up for me, but mine is still quiet. When did yours become noisy?


It was from the origin and unfortunately it is an Optiarc I downloaded the update to see if it would change anything but when I wanted to install it a message told me that it was already here.
It was done on my Macbook (which does not have an Optiarc) I can hear some improvements.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zedtvl wrote:
Fazzy wrote:
I have a feeling this update is just for the Optiarc drives again Zedtvl. Didn't we talk about have the Pioneer drives before? Nothing showed up for me, but mine is still quiet. When did yours become noisy?


It was from the origin and unfortunately it is an Optiarc I downloaded the update to see if it would change anything but when I wanted to install it a message told me that it was already here.
It was done on my Macbook (which does not have an Optiarc) I can hear some improvements.

Zedtv, I bought my early 2009 mini with the Optiarc drive and it made noise at both startup and wakeup. After installing the first firmware update, the noise after wakeup was gone, but noise remained at startup. So I went to an apple store asking for repair, but they said it couldn't be fixed, only by changing the drive. So they changed my drive to Pioneer and there was no noise at all! no more! Maybe you should ask apple to change your Optiarc? Just my suggestion.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you are rigtht the noise after startup is gone, I asked at my local Apple strore, they did not want to do it. I do not feel fighting right now, maybe before the end of the warranty..
Thanks for your advice Fiat
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This update is not showing for me either but i've been thinking about that nasty buzz when the mini boots up and lo and behold apple release this.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just installed this last night and the noise is still there. There is a slight change in cadence, and there's now a longer delay from when you hit the power button to when the drive makes its presence known. oh well. Onto firmware update 4.0 . Razz
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