In SSD drives, the latest MacBook Pro detected a dangerous defect
24.07.2015 apleapplekot 0 Comments
Apple has released an important update for MacBook Pro release 2015. This is a fix for the firmware having a problem with the flash drives of the laptop. Apple say that they are to receive from users of the complaints that users suddenly lose the data on laptops.
The company warned of a malfunction in the controller SSDS installed in the 15-inch MacBook Pro with support for Force Touch. Failure leads to data loss. The problem is quite rare, and what percentage of cars sold have a fault, is still unknown.
The investigation revealed the dual nature of data loss: it is the result of an error in the firmware that the update fixes, or this indicates a hardware problem with the SSD itself. In the latter case, Apple is ready to change the drive in the service center. Apple recommends that urgent to install a firmware update for the controller MacBook Pro Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.0.
Observers are of the opinion that the problem may be related to drives Samsung 840 Evo, although it is unknown SSD which brands is Apple. In April 2015 Samsung itself has released a firmware update for their drives to resolve the problem of falling productivity.
The update is available for installation from the App Store and the size is only 1.9 MB. To install the required operating system OS X 10.7.5 or later or OS X 10.8.3 or later. The update will execute a test drive and will install the new firmware to correct the problem.
As always, Apple recommends backing up data before updating, and also before the installation you must connect the laptop to the mains supply. In addition, after updating the MacBook Pro can be unplugged and it will be necessary to manually enable.