Please read all instructions below carefully before proceeding for information that may affect your specific computer.It is always highly recommended that you backup your data. Your data must exist in multiple locations to be qualified as having a backup. Anytime a drive is being updated, upgraded or moved, there is a potential for data loss. This update is non-destructive. While OWC has updated several drives with no data loss, we strongly recommended backing up all data on the SSD before performing this update.Instructions to verify your drive generation and firmware version.
If your OWC SSD Firmware revision contains xxxA12F0 or xxxA13F0, then xxx365A12F0 or xxx365A13F0 is the most up-to-date revision, current as of October 20, 2011.
If your OWC SSD Firmware revision contains xxxABBF0, then 603ABBF0 is the most up-to-date revision, current as of March 30, 2015.
Intel based Mac. (Please see supported models at right)
Wired USB Keyboard & Mouse
2GB or greater USB Flash Drive or Blank CD/DVD disc
OWC SSD (compatible with all OWC Mercury and Aura models)
Fully compatible with machines utilizing OWC Data Doubler
Fully compatible with iMacs that have been upgraded through OWC's iMac upgrade service
Be sure you have a backup of ALL critical data.
Verify what OWC SSD generation and firmware you are using by following the guidance in the link above.
Restore image to 2GB or greater USB Flash drive (formatted Master Boot Record and FAT) or burn image to DVD using Apple Disk Utility. Apple Support Article
Plug in the USB drive or insert the disc into the Mac with the installed SSD to be updated.
Please power down and disconnect all external storage devices attached to your system.
Reboot the system while holding down the option key.
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