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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 the OWC SSD Firmware *Not including 960GB models

Note: drive must be connected to native SATA port inside the computer. (Includes OWC Data Doubler connected drives)
In lieu of a download 
The current OWC SSD Firmware updater is available on a pre-configured, ready to boot, 4GB OWC Flash Drive for just $5.99
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 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
  1. Be sure you have a backup of ALL critical data.
  2. Verify what OWC SSD generation and firmware you are using by following the guidance in the link above.
  3. 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
  4. Plug in the USB drive or insert the disc into the Mac with the installed SSD to be updated.
  5. Please power down and disconnect all external storage devices attached to your system.
  6. Reboot the system while holding down the option key.
  7. Select the USB icon labeled "EFI Boot".
  8. The utility will boot to a selection list, where you can choose your machine model ID. How to find your machine's model ID.
  9. The utility can take up to 2 minutes to load.
  10. Once loaded, 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.

How to perform a firmware update on an OWC Solid State Drive
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.

2010 - 2011
  • iMac11,2
  • iMac11,3
  • iMac12,1
  • iMac12,2
  • Mac Pro
    2008 - 2012
  • MacPro3,1
  • MacPro4,1
  • MacPro5,1
  • Mac mini
    2008 - 2012
  • Macmini3,1
  • Macmini4,1
  • Macmini5,1
  • Macmini5,2
  • Macmini5,3
  • Macmini6,1
  • Macmini6,2
  • MacBook Air
    2008 - 2012
  • MacBookAir2,1
  • MacBookAir3,1
  • MacBookAir3,2
  • MacBookAir4,1
  • MacBookAir4,2
  • MacBookAir5,1
  • MacBookAir5,2
  • MacBook
  • MacBook5,1
  • MacBook5,2
  • MacBook6,1
  • MacBook7,1
  • Macbook Pro
    Retina Display
  • MacBookPro10,1
  • MacBookPro10,2
  • MacBook Pro
    2008 - Current
  • MacBookPro5,1
  • MacBookPro5,2
  • MacBookPro5,3
  • MacBookPro5,4
  • MacBookPro5,5
  • MacBookPro6,1
  • MacBookPro6,2
  • MacBookPro7,1
  • MacBookPro8,1
  • MacBookPro8,2
  • MacBookPro8,3
  • MacBookPro9,1
  • MacBookPro9,2
  • Aura, Data Doubler, Mercury Aura, Mercury Electra and Mercury EXTREME are trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation, registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Retina 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.