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TweakTown's Complete SSD Toolbox Software Roundup (Page 4)

Chris Ramseyer | Oct 10, 2014 at 8:03 am CDT - 1 min, 39 secs time to read this page

Intel SSD Toolbox

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Intel can lay claim to the first SSD toolbox software, besting OCZ by a few months. The first public release of Intel's SSD Toolbox software came all the way back in May of 2009 and worked initially with Intel's X25-M SSD.

Now in its third major revision, the software still looks a lot like it initial release, only polished a bit. The main page shows us the drive's health and estimated life remaining. You can also see the firmware on the drive, click for additional drive details, and a button at the bottom shows SMART details.

Here you can also see when a feature wants to get your attention. The orange balls with white exclamation marks show up when you should address a section of the software.

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The Intel SSD Optimizer runs a TRIM command to the drive. You can also schedule this function with the built-in scheduler agent.

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The Intel SSD Toolbox also has a quite test function built-in.

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Should your quick test not deliver the results you want, you can also run a long test that takes longer to run, but tests more of the flash area.

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Intel's SSD Toolbox also has a secure erase feature, but as you can see, the action is grayed out. There is a note that states it will not work in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

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One of the best features about any of the toolbox software is the easy firmware update features. Here we see a drive in the system that needs a firmware update. The software downloads the firmware, installs the firmware, and then asks you to restart the system.

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The Intel SSD Toolbox can also optimize your Windows settings with just a few clicks.

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The final tab on the left of the software takes us to the System Information screen. Here you can see details about your desktop or notebook.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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