Apple SuperDrive Firmware Update
Apple SuperDrive Firmware Update
3.0

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Apple SuperDrive Firmware Update free download for Mac

Apple SuperDrive Firmware Update

3.0
10 December 2009

Eliminates the noise made by the optical disk drive.

Overview

About SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0 will eliminate the noise made by the optical disk drive during 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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Mr-Kitty
28 June 2007

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Would anyone WITH a listed machine that has updated care to comment on the installation and resulting performance?
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Version 2.1
John-doe123
23 February 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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Version 2.1
Abraham-Irawan
30 June 2007
the update info is misleading, said: 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
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Version 2.1
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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
30 June 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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Version 2.1
**N8NOE**
29 June 2007
Worked Fine on my MacBook PRO here, Update was smooth, and No Troubles..
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Version 2.1
Mr-Kitty
28 June 2007
Would anyone WITH a listed machine that has updated care to comment on the installation and resulting performance?
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Version 2.1
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Sherman
Sherman
28 June 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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Version 2.1
Neilatkinson
Neilatkinson
28 June 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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Version 2.1
Neox
Neox
29 June 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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Version 2.1
Michael Kemper
Michael Kemper
14 July 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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Version 2.1
Fest
18 June 2006
I have an mac mini g4 w UJ-845C… so much problems w/ my superdrive… i cant backup nothing… matshita stick!!
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Version 2.0
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Poundingsurf
Poundingsurf
07 July 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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Version 2.1
Jmahon24
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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Version 2.0
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Bruce-Juice
Bruce-Juice
31 May 2006
You're running on an Intel Mac. This update is for PPC based Macs.
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Version 2.0
Markoh
Markoh
28 June 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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Version 2.1
Elijahg3
Elijahg3
28 June 2007
Yes but he wrote iMac G5 Intel... What the hell is that? :P
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Version 2.1
Kenneth-Lister
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?
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Version 2.0
Ray16
31 May 2006
What about the DVR 111D in a G3B&W running 10.2.8 Jaguar?
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Version 2.0
Anonymous
28 April 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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Anonymous
28 April 2005
Can somebody with one of the G5s mentioned tell me what SuperDrive this is updating? Is it the Pioneer DVR-109? Can't seem to find any sites specifying what specific vendor drive this firmware is for... Apple is so misleading when it comes out with these updates. They should just specify which brand of product they are updating and make it universal. There are a lot of us who have installed various Pioneer branded products into our macs who would like current firmware updates that work with our macs. Personally, I have three Pioneer drives (DVR-105, DVR-107D, DVR-109BK), all of which are not original drives. I've been able to flash the first two with the current Pioneer PC firmware using a third-party flashing utility (thanks Las Vegas), but no update has been available for the DVR-109 as of this writing. Just thought this firmware may be the one I'm looking for. However, knowing Apple, it probably won't run unless the drive is actually installed in a G5 or eMac.
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Dp-G4-450guy
Dp-G4-450guy
31 May 2006
It's updating Apple's custom-vended "superdrive," mfg'd by Pioneer, but with Apple's firmware. That's why an off-the-shelf Pioneer needs to have Patchburn or something similar run so that your Mac sees it as an Apple-vended drive. If you have a Pioneer 109, 110, et al, you should just watch for when Pioneer issues firmware updates - this updater applies only to Macs that came with SuperDrives.
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Version 2.0
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