Bricked OWC Mercury Electra 3G - firmware problem?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pullman, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. pullman macrumors 6502


    Feb 11, 2008
    Three weeks ago, I received a Mercury Electra 3G as an RMA replacement of a faulty Mercury Extreme. Now the drive doesn't even show up in DU or Finder. It has a ML installation on it but (obviously) doesn't boot.

    Is this a firmware problem? Is there some tool to check that or possibly upgrade the firmware with?

    I hate sending SSDs across the Atlantic all the time.

  2. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2008
    Try another bay. Sometimes just power cycling a few times wakes them up.
    Also - go in to About This Mac - More info - System report. Then check under Serial-ATA to see if it is listed where you can see which firmware it has. has a Windows program to check firmware versions and Linux boot disk that works better.

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