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OCZ Technology's Toolbox for SandForce SSDs - Final Thoughts

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

Final Thoughts

 

I've been using OCZ's Toolbox for a few months now to Secure Erase drives after I finished testing them. The new, better implemented Firmware Update tool makes flashing the latest firmware much easier as long as you have a second computer to do it with. The best thing is you don't have to go into your computers BIOS and make changes, then boot to a DOS environment.

 

I do have one warning for impatient users, though. When performing a Secure Erase action wait until the software says that the action is completed. I wasn't paying attention one night at around 4AM and had a little accident. Luckily I have a few spares sitting around and can be careless from time to time. If you want to enjoy your drive the following day take your time and pay attention to what you are doing.

 

OK, with my 'don't break your stuff' message out of the way, I can say I did my part. If you own an OCZ Vertex 2, Agility 2 or LE, the OCZ Toolbox can make complicated tasks very easy. Not everyone has the time to learn how to run a firmware update program in DOS or mess with erasing a drive. Even those that know these procedures like the back of their hand will find the OCZ Toolbox very useful. Do yourself a favor and go get it from the OCZ forums.

 

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