The Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox (Intel® SSD Toolbox) is drive management software that is planned for certain Intel SSD models (listed below) to make the drive work at the healthiest and highest posible performance. The Intel SSD Toolbox includes:
-> Management tools—that provide tools and information to get the most out of the SSD.
-> Information tools—which check standard drive information about the Intel SSD; compares Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) attributes to that of manufacturer threshold and recommends actions.
-> Diagnostic tools—that run basic or full diagnostic tests on the SSD and suggests recommended actions.
What Can Intel® SSD Toolbox Do For You?
[*] View current drive information for Intel® Solid-State Drives (Intel® SSDs), including:
- Model number, capacity, and firmware version
- Drive health
- Estimated drive life remaining
- SMART attributes (also available for hard disk drives and non-Intel SSDs)
- IDENTIFY DEVICE information (also available for hard disk drives and non-Intel SSDs)
[*] Optimize the performance of an Intel SSD using Trim functionality
[*] Optimize the performance of an Intel SSD in RAID 0 using Trim functionality Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 11.0 or greater
[*] Obtain proactive notifications of new Intel SSD Toolbox software versions for Windows* 7 and Windows* 8 systems
[*] Update the firmware on a supported Intel SSD
[*] Run quick and full diagnostic scans to test the read and write functionality of an Intel SSD
[*] Check and tune your system settings for optimal Intel SSD performance, power efficiency, and endurance
[*] View your system information and hardware configuration, such as central processing unit (CPU),
chipset, controller name, and driver versions
[*] Run Secure Erase on a secondary Intel SSD
You can learn more about this toolbox by watching the following video:
The Latest Intel SSD Toolbox 3.1.2 (released on the 27th of November 2012) supports firmware updates on the following Intel SSDs, but only provides firmware updates when they are needed;
|Intel® Solid-State Drive||Latest Firmware Version|
|Intel® Solid-State Drive 710 Series||6PB10362|
|Intel® Solid-State Drive 320 Series||4PC10362|
|Intel® Solid-State Drive 311 Series||2CV102M5|
|Intel® Solid-State Drive 310 Series||2CV102M3|
|Intel® Solid-State Drive 330 Series||300i|
|Intel® Solid-State Drive 335 Series||335t|
|Intel® Solid-State Drive 520 Series||400i|
|Intel® X18-M / X25-M SATA SSDs (34nm)||2CV102M3|
|Intel® X25-V SATA SSD||2CV102M3|
Or just visit this SSD Toolbox homepage on Intel’s website HERE