11-07-2014 05:52 AM
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?
11-08-2014 09:43 AM
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 )
11-09-2014 05:50 PM
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.
11-11-2014 02:52 AM - edited 11-11-2014 02:53 AM
Model Name: MacBook Pro (early 2011)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
Sandisk Extreme II SSD 480GB
Please have an engineer address this.
11-11-2014 05:03 PM
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!!
11-11-2014 08:39 PM - edited 11-11-2014 08:40 PM
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.
11-12-2014 08:43 AM
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.