Updating firmware Samsung SSD

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:[ I replaced Super Drive in my iMAC (late 2011 - OS Yosemite) with a Samsung EVO SSD and now I would like to update SSD firmware using the .iso from Samsung but I'm not able to boot from an external USB Super Drive. Someone knows what I can do?
 

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Not much info to go on here..... If the Samsung firmware update has to be installed from bootable media, you can always create a bootable USB flash drive and place the Samsung firmware update on it. Then boot your iMac with the USB flash drive and install the firmware.

How to make a bootable Yosemite usb drive
 
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Many thanks

I'll try it and keep you posted.
Thanks.
 
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No way to update

When the "famous" Apple Super Drive in my late 2011 iMac is broken I decided to replace it with a Samsung EVO SSD just to speed up my Mac. At that time I did not know that Apple doesn't like this kind of operation and so if you do so, it becomes impossible to boot your iMac from any external DVD driver device or USB port.
The result is that today I cannot update my SSD firmware, I cannot use bootCamp, I cannot do anything that needs a boot from and external drive.
That's all Folks.

I hate Apple!
 

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You can hate Apple if you wish, but you're wrong about not being able to boot your iMac from a USB drive or external DVD drive. Our members do it all the time.
 

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Seems to me that's a Samsung problem not Apple's. Maybe you can return that SSD and get another that does not need a firmware update in order to work right?
 
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IIRC, being a heavy Samsung SSD and other memory user. You can't upgrade the firmware on a MAC. The ISO images were just CD images of the windows software to install the new firmware from. However that could have changed in the past few months, that said there is NOTHING stopping the OP from booting any Mac Compatible system as long as it is bootable. For example I can burn Linux to CD or DVD and boot all day long new versions of that OS to my hearts content.

All this to the side, if its not booting, its a UGE or something Samsung may have over looked.
But why would you want to update the firmware unless its not functioning correctly. If its new it should have the latest firmware anyway.

I have my Samsung 830series 256GB SSD and Apple 1TB HDD in a 1.25TB fusion array and it runs great. Highly recommended.. And BTW, I never had a reason to want or need to upgrade my drives firmware. It runs perfectly as it should.
 

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