There are some complaints, mine included, that the update does not eliminate the sound during startup. Only the sound made when waking from sleep was eliminated.
Yeah, but is that really worthy of a complaint? I thought this firmware update was kinda funny, because I always thought that the optical drive "noise" during startups and wake ups was perfectly normal and supposed to be there.
This noise was driving me crazy. If you were arriving in a quiet place (library or such) and opened up your Macbook people were turning their heads and not because it looked so good (although it does). Close it and open it a few times while doing stuff over time and it got worse. Infuriating. I started to *dread* that.
Talk about negative advertisement. You plop that Apple logo into view for all and the drive goes "brrzzeeeemzooom" with quite a bit of emphasis. Hateful. I was seriously thinking about ripping out that drive.
I'm more than happy that this is over now. Phew!
The EFI update to MacBook Pro is only applicable to some models of MacBook Pro. Not my non-unibody version (2.5 GHz Core 2 Duo).
Thanks, I've edited to clarify that it's only recent releases of the MacBook and MacBook Pro.
This is sort of an FYI-type comment:
Following the update, which I installed last night, I lost all trackpad gestures (though I could still scroll). It took me zapping the P-RAM before I regained the 3 & 4 finger swipes. I don't know if anyone else had this problem, but I thought that I would mention it just in case.