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OCZ Technology's Toolbox for SandForce SSDs - OCZ Toolbox Drives and Tools Menus

OCZ just made owning a SandForce SSD easier. Chris takes a look at the first app for SandForce SSDs.

| Software in Storage | Posted: Oct 28, 2010 2:31 pm
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

OCZ Toolbox Drives and Tools Menus

 

Let's take a look at the four main menus of the software and see what all of the buttons do. It should be noted that you must run the software with the right click>Run As Administrator option if you have UAC enabled on your computer.

 

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The opening menu can also be called the Drive Menu, since this is where you select the drive you wish to work with. In this demonstration we will be working with a Vertex 2E 120GB drive. Once you have selected the drive you wish to work on you can click the other menus at the top of the software window.

 

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The next menu is the Tools Menu. Here you can update your firmware and be teased with a setting called Set Factory Defaults.

 

For many people the Update Firmware feature will be a God send. With your computer connected to the internet you press this little button of convenience and within 10 seconds your drive has the latest and greatest firmware on it.

 

It sounds so simple and it really is. There is one thing that you need to do, though, prior to updating the firmware this way. The drive you want to flash with the latest firmware can't be running as a boot drive when you flash the drive. You will need to either boot from another drive in the same computer or pull the drive and flash it on another computer.

 

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In the above image you can see in the lower left hand corner where it shows the software flashing the drive. When the flash has completed you may see a Firmware Update Completed message or it will take you directly back to the Drive Selection Menu.

 

At this time the Set Factory Defaults button does not work.

 

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