Can I update the SSD firmware from an external CD drive?

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Question

Can I update the SSD firmware from a bootable CD running in an external CD drive?

Answer

No

 

When using a bootable CD to run the firmware, this will not work in an external CD drive connected through a USB port. The firmware tool will only detect the SSD when run from an internal optical drive.

 

 

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pjw
Bit Baby

Hi,

you can update the firmware using an external DVD drive. I did it this way yesterday and the Unix System booted without any problems and made the firmware update. But it must support booting on OSX and it must be connected via USB (Firewire is not supported). 

Important is also that you have your keyboard connected via cable. 

I did this already twice this way and my system tells me the new firmware 070H. And my Mac Mini 2011 boots now faster.