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Newbie
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Registered: ‎11-03-2014

Re: Extreme II SSD Firmware version 1411 for Mac download and installation instructions

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

 

Same deal... the serial numbers don't match.

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-07-2014

Re: Extreme II SSD Firmware version 1411 for Mac download and installation instructions

Has there been any update on this? 

 

Getting same problem, Early 2011 Macbook Pro 17".

 

Also, 32 vs 64 bit.  Does it matter when using the boot disk?

Newbie
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Registered: ‎11-08-2014

Re: Extreme II SSD Firmware version 1411 for Mac download and installation instructions

Hello,

 

same problem; update firmware failed.

 

  Nom du modèle : MacBook Pro

  Identifiant du modèle : MacBookPro8,2 - early 2011

  Nom du processeur : Intel Core i7

  Vitesse du processeur : 2 GHz

 Capacité : 480,1 Go (480 103 981 056 octets)

  Modèle : SanDisk SDSSDXP480G                     

  Révision : R1311   

 

(tried with version 64bits )

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-09-2014

Re: Extreme II SSD Firmware version 1411 for Mac download and installation instructions

I'm failing to update as well.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)

OSX 10.10

 

This is quite frustrating..

 

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-09-2014

Re: Extreme II SSD Firmware version 1411 for Mac download and installation instructions

The update also fails on a Macbook pro early 2009 13inch.

If anyone from Sandisk is reading the forum, I can get more detailed info about the failure as the debugmode can be changed when the CD boots up. Let me know and I will send a pic of the error and post how to chnage the debug mode for others to follow.

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Registered: ‎05-02-2014

Re: Extreme II SSD Firmware version 1411 for Mac download and installation instructions

I wrote the ISO to a cdrom,and updated the ssd  successfully on a windows laptop.

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-11-2014

Re: Extreme II SSD Firmware version 1411 for Mac download and installation instructions

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Model Name: MacBook Pro (early 2011)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2

Processor Name: Intel Core i7

Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz

OSX 10.10

 

Sandisk Extreme II SSD 480GB

 

Please have an engineer address this.

 

Thanks.

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-09-2014

Re: Extreme II SSD Firmware version 1411 for Mac download and installation instructions

What is becoming apparent is that the update was not tested on a MacBook Pro. Because the update fails with an error when sending an ATA command "DOWNLOAD MICROCODE" to the drive. There have been many reports of sucess using a Windows machine though which makes me wonder about which machine was actually used to test the update.

To check the error code:

when the menu appears enter "e", then "e" again to edit the command line.  The serial number can be changed as well as the debug mode. Afterwards "enter" followed by "b" (boot) will continue the boot process.  Use at your own risk!!

 

 

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-11-2014

Re: Extreme II SSD Firmware version 1411 for Mac download and installation instructions

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I wish I had read this forum and your post before opening my MBP again.  Anyhow I removed the Sandisk Extreme II SSD and temporarily swaped it in an older Compaq laptop  HDD drive bay - booting the 32bit version of the CD on the CompaqI was able to update to 1411.  The wake from sleep lag is now gone after reinstall in MBP.  This was quite a hassle but it worked.

 

Sandisk slap on the wrist for making a patch for Apple that apparently was tested on a non apple laptop.

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-01-2014

Solved it on my end

I solved this issue for me.

 

I suspect the problem lies in the way Yosemite handles partitions and formatting of drives.

 

Anyway, what I did was:

 

Put the SSD into my BlackMagic Cinema Camera and formatted it in the EXFAT option (which evidently also deleted all partitions and created a single one).

Put the disk back into my macbook and booted from the firmware updater CD.

And it suddenly worked.

 

If you don't have said camera (and I assume most people on this thread don't),

you might still have windows machine that would allow you to do the same thing, or try and format it that format on the mac.

I suspect, however, you'd also need to remove all other partitions (mac recovery partition etc), for this to work.

 

A clean Yosemite install may also have used the new partition scheme, which DiskUtil can't change. This is something you can revert to the old thing though (google search it).

 

Anyway, it was a major headache.

If you're going to do any of the above, make sure you have a current TM backup.