12-19-2012 08:27 PM
You do not need to update your firmware as you do not have the affected NVidia MCP79 chipset. I have a 17" MBP 6,1 and have the the Intel 5 Chipset; see picture.
I hope this helps. I have no problems with my SSD
12-20-2012 11:12 AM
Im using a Macbook Unibody Late 2009 and recently this year I upgraded from an HDD to a Sandisk Extreme SSD240G. The speeds are extremely fast with the standard firmware on the drive.
Next, I decided to do a fimware update to get 3gb negociated link speeds using the R211m firmware. Originally, with the nVidia chipset before the new firmware, the link speed was only 1.5gb yet it was still fast and showed no lagg so I wanted to see if it would get faster with 3gb link speeds.
Since the update, BlackMagic benchmark apps shows that my read and write speeds have doubled.
However from use and my owm comparison, I feel like there is a little lagg when I open my applicatioons. The updated SSD actually seems slower than what it was with the old firmware.
Even though the negociated link speeds went from 1.5gb to 3gb, there is a bit of lag and delay with the new update.
Is there a reason for this? Will there be new updates? Thanks
12-23-2012 06:35 AM
Rule of thumb, don't ever try to update or fix something which is not broken, sometimes we would very much regret things. I learned this the hard ware upgrading an SSD with no issues.
01-02-2013 11:19 AM
I want to make sure I understand this before doing something I will regret. It's my understanding that the R211 firmware update is for non-Mac machines and the R2111m is for Macs, right?
I have my Extreme 240GB SSD installed in a machine I built myself. The motherboard is an MSI X58 Pro-E. The South Bridge is an Intel ICH10R chipset. It triple boots between Windows 8 (Release Preview), Windows 7, and Ubuntu Linux.
01-09-2013 06:32 PM
I have installed this update, but I still am having a problem getting a DPC Watchdog violation. according to some other forums, it is because of the firmware of the ssd. I have windows 8 x64 and I would really like to use it. can anyone help me out?
01-15-2013 01:49 PM
Just bought the 120GB extreme and the 240 Extreme - the 120 had FM R112, and the 240 had R201
I put the 120GB in my Mac Mini 2011 and the 240 in my MBP 13" 2011.
For the MBP - was easy to upgrade: downloaded the ISO, disk utility to burn onto a disk and followed the instructions - and the speed difference is REALLy noticable. Boot time 12 seconds, 40 seconds to boot and load all my default progs: chrome, firefox, skype, Parallels (Windows XP) and a bunch of other stuff.....
Now for the Mac Mini it was painful and really SanDisk should start supporting Mac much better - as the 2011 model has no CD drive.
So, I took out the Mini 120GB disk, and had to put it into the MBP, burned the iso file (somehow the FM installer only works if the iso file was burned with the Mini SSD in the MBP. Tried burning the iso disk before I put the Mini disk in and it didnt work.
OK - so apart from the hassle of taking apart the Mini and swapping disks - the process was atually very smooth.
And again the difference is really noticable: boot time around 15 seconds again, a bit longer to open all the default programs (less than in my MBP as the mini is my media server running Plex).
Anyways - hope that helps people - process is actually fine (apart from disk swapping the mini into MBP etc) - and the difference is awesome.
Also, both are running 10.8.2 - and I installed TRIM Enabler - seems to work, System Information shows that TRIM is working, so hopefully that is actually the case.
Next on the list: the iMac 27" - that's gonna be a real job!!!
02-16-2013 01:18 PM
I am trying to get my bootable usb drive (or any other drive for that matter - tried others) to boot my laptop and install firmware r211 from r201. Boot screen just stops after a few lines of code with no further action. I have to turn off the computer and reselect boot from hardisk (SSD Extreme 240gb). Disk still reads firmware version r201.
Used the latest version TooKit downloaded from SanDisk to configure my USB et al.
Thanks for any advice on what I may be doing wrong.