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SSD Toolbox Updated



An update to the Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox is available for Intel SSD users. New features include a System Configuration Tuner to help users configure their system for optimal SSD performance, power efficiency and endurance. The toolbox is a free utility that's downloadable here.

The toolbox provides the following functional capabilities:

  • Accessing Intel SSD management features (Intel SSD Optimizer, System Configuration Tuner and Secure Erase)
  • Reporting the drive identification data for Intel SSDs, as well as other drives.
  • Accessing the Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART) attributes for Intel SSDs, as well as other drives.
  • Checking the SMART thresholds and viewing recommended actions for Intel SSDs, as well as other drives.
  • Running diagnostic scans on Intel SSDs to check for any READ or WRITE errors.

For more on solid-state drives, see this Dr. Dobb's article: Solid-State Drives From a Developer's Perspective.


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