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Crucial MX200 500GB 2-Drive SSD RAID Report

By: Jon Coulter | RAID in Storage | Posted: Mar 16, 2015 2:10 pm

Micron Storage Executive SSD Toolbox

 

A month or so ago, Micron introduced a nice piece of software for SSD management. This toolbox works with all Crucial SSD's from the M500 forward. Storage executive has all the necessary management features that compliment SSD ownership. With Storage Executive, you can monitor your drives health, view how much data has been written to the drive, perform a secure erase and update firmware easily.

 

If you would like to download this toolbox you can do so by clicking here.

 

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Storage Executive opens in your internet browser.

 

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The System Information tab gives you a brief system overview, lists your attached SATA drives, their health status, capacity, serial number, firmware status and installed firmware. The System Information page tells you the current temperature of your Crucial/Micron drives.

 

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Clicking on a drive gives you more detailed information, including the amount of data that has been written to the drive over its lifetime

 

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If we hit the Sanitize Drive tab, we can select the Crucial/Micron drive we want to secure erase. Note: You can only SE in AHCI mode, RAID mode does not work, and is our lone complaint about Storage executive.

 

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Before Storage Executive will reboot your computer and secure erase it, you have to grant permission.

 

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The Firmware Update tap allows you to update your drives firmware. Ours is up to date.

 

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The S.M.A.R.T. tab lists all monitored attributes of your Crucial/Micron drive.

Overall, Micron's Storage Executive is a very nice piece of management software. The only complaint we have is that you have to be in AHCI mode for the Sanitize Drive function to work. It would be nice if it would work in RAID mode as well.

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