Apple Releases Firmware updates for iMac Graphics and Apple RAID Cards

Along with the 10.6.1 Updates, Apple also released a few other updates to the masses yesterday (09/10/09).

The iMac Graphics FW Update 1.0.2. All that is being said about these is below.

This update is for iMac computers with an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics card installed, running Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later.

It updates the graphics card firmware on the ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics card in the iMac to improve system stability.

The firmware for these graphics cards are now going to be 1.0.2.

The other update, which to me is possibly more worrisome due to the product that is being updated, is Apple RAID Card Firmware Update. No matter who manufacturers your server, updating a RAID card is not something that is done without great need.

The items fixed are as follows:

  • Reliability improvements during boot and power fail recovery.
  • Addresses a potential issue when rebuilding a degraded RAID 5.
  • Resolves an issue that can fill the on-board flash file system.
  • Improves battery handling and reporting.

Complete details for the update can be found on Apple’s support website at This update requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later.

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