Find the Firmware Version for Your Intel® Solid State Drive

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02/02/2021

Use the instructions below to find the firmware (FW) version for an Intel® Solid State Drive (Intel® SSD) on Windows* and Linux*.

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How to find the Intel® SSD firmware version in Windows
  1. Download and Install the Intel® Memory and Storage Tool .
  2. Navigate (Windows Menu > Intel® Memory and Storage Tool) and click to open the tool.
  3. The firmware version is displayed on the main page for each drive selected.

    Frimware version displayed

How to find the Intel® SSD firmware version in Linux
  1. Open a Terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+t).

  2. Type the command: sudo fdisk -l (the last letter is a lowercase L). Results look similar to the following.
    sudo fdisk -l

  3. Find the drive you want and record the device name. Example: /dev/sda

  4. Type the command: sudo hdparm -i <device name>. Example: sudo hdparm -i /dev/sda

    Note If information for an NVMe drive is needed, the drive will be listed as 'nvme0n1' or similar and the hdparm command above will not work (hdparm works with ATA devices only).  Other tools can be used, such as the Intel® Memory and Storage CLI Tool, to determine the FW version.

    The firmware version displays after the model number:
    sudo hdparm -i <device name>

 

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Intel® Memory and Storage Tool: Quick Tips on How to View Drive Details, Update Firmware, and View/Export SMART Logs