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Apple Releases Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2 [U]
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saul wrote:
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Why aren't the 2009 Mac minis supporting the 64-bit kernel with a 64-bit-EFI? I was hoping this update might enable things, but it didn't make a difference.


Supposedly a 64-bit kernel is only needed to manage more than 32GB of memory. More important is that all of the third party kernel extensions need to be updated to 64-bit first.

What I'm hoping for is that this update enables 8GB on my mini Cool


Actually I thought that what it was suppose to do allow over 4GB DDR3 in 2009 Mac mini somebody need to try it to be sure. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing for me when it comes to the SuperDrive. I'm not worried about it either. Mine doesn't make a sound at startup or coming out of sleep.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it depend on the brand of Superdrive you have. I have a Mac Mini with a Pioneer (which does not make any sound) and another one with the Optiarc (which makes an awful sound at start up.)
Nothing showed up about this subject.
It is strange, on the one I got saturday with the noisy disk with the optiarc Superdrive only the Garage band update showed up via Software update.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Maybe it depend on the brand of Superdrive you have. I have a Mac Mini with a Pioneer (which does not make any sound) and another one with the Optiarc (which makes an awful sound at start up.)

Yeah, I have the Pioneer DVD-RW DVRTS08 in mine.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 09 mini didn't have the superdrive update ( PIONEER DVD-RW DVRTS08 ) but I got the firmware update. My mini is nice and quiet I dont' use the drive very much though. I think it's loud from what I remember.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray Finkle wrote:
My 09 mini didn't have the superdrive update ( PIONEER DVD-RW DVRTS08 ) but I got the firmware update. My mini is nice and quiet I dont' use the drive very much though. I think it's loud from what I remember.


I think our 2009 Mac mini are fine.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These firmware updates are for the 2009 Mac minis. The SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0 isn't required on all machines though. Please follow these steps to find out if your Mac mini requires this update and if the update is successfully installed:

- From the Apple menu in the upper-left menu bar, choose About This Mac.

- Click More Info, then select Serial-ATA in the Hardware section of System Profiler.

- Select the DVD entry, and inspect the Revision field in the window below.

- If you see Revision: 2AHF, your Mac mini needs this update. If the update has been successfully applied to a Mac mini computer, the field will be 2AH1
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian wrote:
These firmware updates are for the 2009 Mac minis. The SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0 isn't required on all machines though. Please follow these steps to find out if your Mac mini requires this update and if the update is successfully installed:

- From the Apple menu in the upper-left menu bar, choose About This Mac.

- Click More Info, then select Serial-ATA in the Hardware section of System Profiler.

- Select the DVD entry, and inspect the Revision field in the window below.

- If you see Revision: 2AHF, your Mac mini needs this update. If the update has been successfully applied to a Mac mini computer, the field will be 2AH1


Brian is this 2AH1 or 2AHI?

Mine looks like an I.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Brian is this 2AH1 or 2AHI?

It ends in a one Tony.
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Brian wrote:
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Brian is this 2AH1 or 2AHI?

It ends in a one Tony.

Thanks! ( I might need to get my peepers checked. )
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what I have.

Model: PIONEER DVD-RW DVRTS08
Revision: Q81B
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray Finkle wrote:
This is what I have.

Model: PIONEER DVD-RW DVRTS08
Revision: Q81B

Me too. I guess it's just for the Optiarc drives that zedtvl mentioned earlier.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Brian wrote:
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Brian is this 2AH1 or 2AHI?

It ends in a one Tony.

Thanks! ( I might need to get my peepers checked. )

Nah, your computer is just mixing in roman numerals. Smile

After installing the EFI update, has anybody noticed a performance increase? My Mini seems snappier.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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After installing the EFI update, has anybody noticed a performance increase? My Mini seems snappier.

I don't notice a difference either way with 4GB. It all seems about the same with SL.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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After installing the EFI update, has anybody noticed a performance increase? My Mini seems snappier.

I don't notice a difference either way with 4GB. It all seems about the same with SL.

I'm on Leopard - my SL just shipped today - and I really do think that the update added extra oomph. Opening Mail and Safari is now a one bounce of the dock icon thing, and it never was before. This was especially true of Safari, which regularly took four or five bounces to start. This is on a freshly booted machine.
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