If you have a CD drive, you can update the firmware of Samsung's Sold State Drives (SSD). Samsung provide bootable disk images to update an SSD drive installed within a Mac:
Samsung SSD Firmware Updates for Mac Users
Below you will find the latest firmware downloads for recent Samsung-branded SSDs.
ISO files may be used only via DOS using a bootable CD/DVD.
… 840 EVO, 840 PRO, 840, 830 Series, and 470 Series …
The process is not friendly but it works. The disk image needs to be burnt to a CD, then you boot your Mac from the disc. The updating process takes seconds and is not complex.
The disc contains a cut down edition of Linux. The result is a text based interface:
I recently applied the 840 EVO update and while my update was not destructive, you must back-up first. The update process explicitly warns that it could wipe the drive.