Other World Computing (OWC) has announced what it says is the industry’s first and only Apple/Mac compatible firmware updater for SandForce Driven Solid State Drives.

The fully Mac bootable updater is freely available from OWC for use exclusively with select OWC Mercury Solid State Drive models manufactured since January 2010. This new Mac compatible firmware updater is in addition to firmware update support OWC previously made available for Macs via the use of Bootcamp, as well as for PCs running the Windows OS.

OWC’s Mac compatible firmware updater eliminates the need for a PC, ownership of Windows or other operating system, or the creation of a specially designated drive partition that other brand SSD updaters have required. Mac users only need to download the updater from OWC’s site, obtain and burn a DVD, and then boot from that DVD to launch a point and click GUI (graphical user interface) for installing the latest firmware revision to their OWC Mercury SSD. OWC’s Proprietary firmware updater, now available with support for most Mac models, can be immediately downloaded at http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/OWC/SSD .