Hello, one year ago i bought two x25-e to my macs(mac mini, imac) and after latest upgrade mac os x my mac did not boot, i tried everything but it did not help me.
I wrote about this problem in apple support communities https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4890828?start=0&tstart=0 Can't boot after installing 10.8.3: Apple Support Communities ; someone fixed this problem with firmware upgrade(x25-m and more) but x25-e does not have any new firmware...
What shall i do? Will i need to buy new ssd?
Do you have the firmware 8850 already installed? If not, you may first perform a secure erase or low level format on the drive and then try updating the firmware with the Intel® SATA Solid-State Drive Firmware Update Tool.
Also, is this issue happening with both Apple systems?
I have already installed 8860(045C8860, is it correctly?), look at this:
and after upgrade to 10.8.4 (combo from 10.8.2), i've got error:
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac12,2
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 3,4 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 8 MB
Memory: 16 GB
Boot ROM Version: IM121.0047.B1F
SMC Version (system): 1.72f2
Serial Number (system): DGKGK199DHJW
Hardware UUID: 6D71B6BB-57DC-5605-96D9-36C8870985C3
Capacity: 64,02 GB (64 023 257 088 bytes)
Model: SSDSA2SH064G1GC INTEL
Serial Number: CVEM119300C0064KGN
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 31
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk2
Medium Type: Solid State
TRIM Support: No
Bay Name: SSD
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Yes, it happens with both Apple systems.
Problem with mac mini i can show only at monday or tuesday.
Since you already have the latest Intel® SSD firmware version installed and the issue started after the Mac OS update you may want to contact Apple for further assistance.
In case you want to verify if the Intel® SSDs are working properly then we suggest you to test them with a different (non Apple) system. In Windows* you may use the https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18455 Intel(R) SSD Toobox.
x25-e are working fine(i've got bootcamp with windows 7), apple made some critical change in sata driver and i'm thinking ssd need new sata compatible firmware(many people fixed this problem with new firmware). I wrote about this problem in apple support communities but apple did not fix it.
Hi, I have the same issue with my mac mini and X25E drive -> it seems that whatever solved the issue on the x25-m drives should be implemented to x25-e. I have also tried various recovery actions but none worked. Thanks!
Hi, i bought samsung ssd 840 pro and it works fine, after upgrade to 10.8.4 i don't see intel x25-e ssd:
# : TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *256.1 GB disk0
1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2: Apple_HFS ssd 228.3 GB disk0s2
3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3
/dev/disk0 /dev/disk0s1 /dev/disk0s2 /dev/disk0s3
it is terrible.
Please note that in regards of compatibility with Apple* products only the system manufacturer can provide a list of validated products for their systems.
Due to the fact that such change was originated by the system manufacturer and the drives are in End of Life status we highly recommend contacting them for follow up on this issue.
Bear in mind that none of the firmware updates have been released to specifically address an issue with Apple* systems based on the Intel® SSD Firmware Update Tool release notes.
I am sorry for the inconvenience.
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