Apple SuperDrive Firmware Update
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About SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0 will eliminate the noise made by the optical disk drive during system startup and wake from sleep on your Mac. This update works with the following EFI updates:
  • iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.4
  • Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2
  • MacBook EFI Firmware Update 1.4
  • MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.8


To complete the firmware update process, please follow the instructions in the updater application (/Applications/Utilities/SuperDrive Update.app).

The updater will launch automatically when the installation is
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later






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john_doe123 commented on 23 Feb 2008
USE EXTREME CAUTION when installing this update!!! It has been known to cause drives to fail. This installer has been pulled from the Apple website. Read these threads at the Apple site for further information:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=4914177#4914177

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1331143&tstart=0

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1176005&tstart=15
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Abraham Irawan commented on 29 Jun 2007
the update info is misleading,
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req: MacBook Pro Core Duo (15 -inch 1.83GHz, 2.0GHz, or 2.16GHz)

i have macbook pro core duo 2.16GHz
and the update is not working
i'm still unable to burn dual layer, always failure in 10% of DVD-DL burn verbatim

MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846:

Firmware Revision: FQ3T
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
Cache: 2048 KB
[Version 2.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 30 Jun 2007
The system requirements are taken directly from the Apple page for this update. Click on the 'More Information' link on the MacUpdate page for this update and you can view the system requirements at the Apple page for this update.
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**N8NOE** commented on 29 Jun 2007
Worked Fine on my MacBook PRO here, Update was smooth, and No Troubles..
[Version 2.1]


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mr kitty commented on 28 Jun 2007
Would anyone WITH a listed machine that has updated care to comment on the installation and resulting performance?
[Version 2.1]

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Sherman replied on 28 Jun 2007
I have a listed machine and did the update. Update went without a hitch. I don't notice any difference in performance.
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neilatkinson replied on 28 Jun 2007
Well I have a MacBook Pro 2.16ghz Core Duo 15" and the firmware updater ran fine with no problems. (You do have to reboot after the updater has finished.)

I used to experience problems where applications like Toast couldn't see my Superdrive and I would have to reboot. Too early to say if this has cured it but here's hoping.
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NeoX replied on 28 Jun 2007
I have updated my MacBook and havent noticed a dif. yet. However I have only used my drive once since this update...
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Michael Kemper replied on 14 Jul 2007
After installing the Firmware update 2.1 in my 17" MacBook Pro 2.16 GHz Core Duo., running OS 10.4.10 I am no longer able to burn DVDs in the Superdrive.
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FEST commented on 18 Jun 2006
I have an mac mini g4 w UJ-845C…
so much problems w/ my superdrive… i cant backup nothing… matshita stick!!
[Version 2.0]

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poundingsurf replied on 07 Jul 2007
Matsushita UJ-845C is not working my cd and dvd can be read but that is all, I guess I'll replace it.
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Piem22 tipped on 31 May 2006
http://www.macbidouille.com/news/2006-05-31/#12867

-> according to the code, this only concerns the following ones:
MATSHITA UJ-835E and UJ-835F

Piem
[Version 2.0]

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Kenneth Lister replied on 01 Jun 2006
thank you very much!
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NeoX replied on 28 Jun 2007
Not true, my MacBook has a: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-857, and this did indeed update it...
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NeoX replied on 28 Jun 2007
Oops. My Bad, I didnt realize that this update page contains older versions too and didint notice the 2006 date of the comment! My message was directed at the latest update for intel macs...
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JMahon24 commented on 31 May 2006
When attempting update I receive the message "There are no devices on this computer which need updating." I am running a iMac G5 Intel and 10.4.6
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Bruce-Juice replied on 31 May 2006
You're running on an Intel Mac. This update is for PPC based Macs.
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MarkOh replied on 28 Jun 2007
huh!!!=?????!?!?!??????

please know what you're writing about before you post. i've got an Intel and it updated my SuperDrive.
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Scott McCollom commented on 28 Jun 2007
If you look at the requirements for the update, it says Core Duo, or Core 2 Duo, which is an Intel chip......and not a Power PC chip.
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Elijahg3 replied on 28 Jun 2007
Yes but he wrote iMac G5 Intel... What the hell is that? :P
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Kenneth Lister commented on 31 May 2006
I have a PowerBook G4 1.5ghz, but it says no supported device found to update.

Here is my profile:
MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-825:

Firmware Revision: DAM5
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
Cache: 2048 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
CD-Write: -R, -RW
DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW
Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
Media: No

Is that not covered?
[Version 2.0]

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Scott McCollom commented on 28 Jun 2007
The requirements state that it is for Core Duo and Core 2 Duo chips, which are Intel chips. The Power PC ones which are G4, G5 aren't included.
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ray16 commented on 31 May 2006
What about the DVR 111D in a G3B&W running 10.2.8 Jaguar?
[Version 2.0]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 31 May 2006
This update is not for that machine.
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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Apr 2005
Easiest way to find out whether you need the update is to run it.

If your drive does need it, then the alteration will proceed. Apple seems to limit applicability to certain eMacs and
G5s.

To check whether update really worked, use System Profiler-> Hdw/ATA -> code should be CO3D. (It's a lot easier than using Apples's method.)

Installed easily on G5/single 1.8 GHz/
1.3 GB RAM
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About SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0 will eliminate the noise made by the optical disk drive during system startup and wake from sleep on your Mac. This update works with the following EFI updates:
  • iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.4
  • Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2
  • MacBook EFI Firmware Update 1.4
  • MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.8


To complete the firmware update process, please follow the instructions in the updater application (/Applications/Utilities/SuperDrive Update.app).

The updater will launch automatically when the installation is complete. 

For detailed information about this update, please visit this website: About SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0.


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