Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 12:27 PM (in response to jcharr1)
There may be an incompatibility problem with your SSD. Unfortunately, it isn't an Apple SSD so there isn't any known support for it on which you could rely.
I suppose you can go all the way and not just erase the drive but also repartition it and see if that works.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 12:32 PM (in response to jcharr1)
... Has Apple maybe pulled it from Software Update for my model MBP because of the problems?
Doubtful since I have one of those exact same model MBP as yours and it updated without complaint. An aftermarket SSD, which I do not have, introduces an element of uncertainty.
Try downloading and installing the standalone Combo update here:MacBooks iMacs iPads AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 28 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 12:35 PM (in response to John Galt)
He's already tried a complete erase of the device, so it's not likely that's going to help. I've used both updaters on SSDs without any problem. They are both non-Apple SSDs, so it may be something peculiar to the Intel SSD model he is using.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 12:40 PM (in response to jcharr1)
I think it's the SSD itself that may be incompatible with 10.8.3. There's only one thing I've ever done that has worked in a case like this (not with an SSD, though) and that is to perform a Zero Data security erase (one pass.) It's not something one usually recommends for an SSD because it requires writing to every byte on the drive, but it only does it once.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 2:02 PM (in response to jcharr1)
I got the same problem with my aftermarket ssd ( Intel x25 also 160GB ) on my mac mini 2011. Restoring it back to 10.8.2 with time machine helps.
First I didn't get the update again but now I got it again in the app store.
I also tried the combo , app store update and did all the disk utilities checks
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 3:48 PM (in response to Biemond)
I have exactly the same configuration as Biemond (Mac Mini 2011, Intel X25 160GB) and the same problems. Tried the same options (App store update, Combo updater) - no luck. I also reverted to 10.8.2 via time machine. Seems to be a compatibility problem with the Intel SSD, ****.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 6:46 PM (in response to jcharr1)
Same problem here, MBP 2011 with Intel X25 160MB SSD. Restore from Time Machine running right now. I remember a time when a disk was a disk and the OS didn't care about who built it :/
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2013 1:01 PM (in response to jcharr1)
I had the same issue, and I resolved it by a firmware update to the drive.
Download the latest firmware for the X25-M from Intel:
I would recommend pulling the drive out of the Mac and using a standard PC for the firmware update. I had an error at the end of the process when I did the update on my 2011 Macbook Pro.
The update, however, did complete and the drive is recognized by 10.8.3.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2013 1:43 PM (in response to tcl4m)
Thanks a lot,
It also worked for me. I had no problem with updating the firmware of the intel ssd from my mac mini.
I now saw the installation of 10.8.3 after the logoff, did not see this before.
a big relief
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2013 2:12 PM (in response to tcl4m)
I tried burning the firmware updater to disc, but I when I try to boot from it, it says "No bootable device — insert boot disk and press any key.” This is with a an external firewire dvd burner. But I also tried the same disc with another MBP that still has its original internal superdrive, and I got the same error there. That MBP can boot from the Crucial SSD firmware disc though, so I don't know what the deal is.
I'd gotten rid of my bootcamp partition a good while ago since VMWare had been taking care of any Windows needs I had just fine, but I still had a Winclone backup of my old bootcamp partition. So I restored it to a new partition, booted into Windows 7, and installed the Intel SSD Toolkit. But every time I tried to run it, it just crashed on me. I watched it in the task manager, and it would appear in the process list for a while and then just disappear.
I've already ordered a bigger Crucial M4 to replace the X-25M (it was getting a bit full anyway), so I hope things go better with it. Thanks for trying to help though, everybody.