Originally Posted by holmes4
While I don't share Rich's antipathy to BIOS updates, I would say that if you don't have any problems, leave it be. BIOS A02 adds support for F11 and F12 function keys. I had no problem with Snow Leopard with BIOS A06.
I don't care to much about f1 and f12, but I'm curious what the other bios upgrades do.
I'm more concerned about the new Runcore 32 I just got. I thought maybe the upgraded bios might address the ability to use secure erase. I've read several threads and concluded the pro light I ordered supports it and so does 10.6.7. At least I see it in the file menu. I tried it and it seems to work... It behaves just like my Mac mini when I use secure erase. I was thinking my new SSD
drive might last longer. But then I also learned after reading several threads the mini 9 can't really secure erase anyway. So I don't know. Really, 10.6.7 runs so well on this little mini9 as it is. I just use it to browse, pay bills, you tube, facebook, email and tinker with. But I am going to add a camera and microphone and try skype.
Getting off the BIOS topic now but I'll ask any way; when I upgrade the the ssd
, If I do a disk image, won't I be moving a bunch of garbage left by old operating systems? Wouldn't it be better to format a single guid partition and then use Time Machine?