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This Firmware is for the following
OWC Mercury SSD Models:
  • Extreme Pro
  • Extreme Pro RE
  • Extreme Pro 3G
  • Extreme Pro 6G
  • Aura Pro*
  • Aura Pro MBA
  • Aura Pro 1.8
  • Aura Pro 6G
  • Electra 3G
  • Electra 6G*
Download for all OWC 6G SSDs *Not including 960GB models Not supported:
  • Enterprise Pro 6G
  • Electra MAX
  • Legacy Models
  • Electra 6G 960GB
  • Aura Pro 960GB
  • Aura for Mac Pro 2013
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 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 below)
  • Wired USB Keyboard & Mouse
  • Internal or External CD/DVD Drive
  • Blank DVD media
  • OWC Mercury Electra* (3G, 6G), Extreme* (Pro, RE, 3G, 6G), or Aura* (Pro, MBA, 1.8, 6G) SSD.
    *Not including 960GB models.
  1. Be sure you have a backup of ALL critical data.
  2. Download the image from the link above.
  3. Verify what OWC SSD generation and firmware you are using by following the guidance in the link to the left.
  4. Burn image to DVD. See support.apple.com/kb/ht2087 for instructions.
  5. Insert the DVD into the Mac with the SSD to be updated.
  6. Please power down and disconnect all external storage devices attached to your system.
  7. Reboot the system while holding down the option key.
  8. Select the Disc image labeled "Windows" and the utility will boot. Please be patient as it could take up to 5 minutes to load.
  9. When the desktop loads, double click on the icon to begin.
  10. Review and agree to the Software License Agreement.
  11. The utility will automatically identify your drives.
  12. Select the drive to be updated.
  13. If your SSD requires an update click the Update button.
  14. After the update is complete / successful you will be prompted to Shutdown.
  15. At this point you can power up your machine and continue typical use.
 
Please ensure your Mac is compatible with this OWC SSD Firmware Updater by verifying your Model ID is listed below.
How to find your machine's model ID.

iMac
2006 - 2009
  • iMac4,1  
  • iMac5,1  
  • iMac6,1  
  • iMac7,1  
  • iMac8,1  
  • iMac9,1  
  • iMac10,1
  • iMac11,1
  • MacBook
    2006 - 2007
  • MacBook1,1
  • MacBook2,1
  • MacBook3,1
  • MacBook4,1
  • MacBook Pro
    2007 - 2008
  • MacBookPro2,1
  • MacBookPro2,2
  • MacBookPro3,1
  • MacBookPro4,1
  • Mac mini
    2006 - 2007
  • Macmini1,1
  • Macmini2,1
  • Mac Pro
    2006 - 2007
  • MacPro1,1
  • MacPro2,1
  • Aura, Mercury Electra and Mercury EXTREME are trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation, registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. iMac, Mac, Mac Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Pro are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other marks may be the trademark or registered trademark property of their owners.