Overview for Intel® Solid State Drive Tools

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Maintenance & Performance

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09/22/2020

Included here are the most popular Intel® Solid State Drive (Intel® SSD) tools. The following tools are supported on x86/x64 based processor based platforms.

Follow these recommendations before doing any operating system upgrades, updates, drive optimization, or firmware updates:

  • Back up your data. We recommend backing up all files regularly.
  • Make sure that your system remains on when running any type of software optimization or firmware update.
  • If you are using a laptop, make sure the laptop is plugged in with an AC adapter.
  • If you suspect your Intel® SSD is failing, power the SSD down, allowing it to complete any background tasks. Do not unplug or remove the SSD while it is still on.


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Intel® Memory and Storage Tool GUI (Graphical User Interface)

This is a drive management tool for Intel® SSDs and Intel® Optane™ memory devices, supported on Windows* in an easy-to-use Graphical User Interface.

Use this tool to manage PCIe*/NVMe- and SATA-based Client and Datacenter Intel® SSD devices and update to the latest firmware.

Download the Intel® Memory and Storage Tool

Intel® Memory and Storage Tool (Command-Line Interface)

This is a drive management tool for Intel® SSD’s and Intel® Optane™ memory devices, supported on Windows*, Linux* and ESXi*.  

Use this tool to manage PCIe*/NVMe- and SATA-based Client and Datacenter Intel® SSD devices and update to the latest firmware.

Download the Intel® Memory and Storage Tool (Command Line Interface)

Intel® SSD Toolbox

With this tool, you can view current drive information, optimize performance, and update the firmware on your Intel® Client SSD or Intel® Optane memory device.

Note The Intel® SSD Toolbox will reach EOM (End of Maintenance) with no additional updates after September 2020. It is recommended to use the Intel® Memory and Storage Tool (GUI) for firmware updates and Intel® SSD Management

Download the Intel® SSD Toolbox

Note After you click the download center link for this tool, be sure to read the Detailed Description section. Included in this section are pre-installation guidelines, system requirements, and other critical information.
Intel® SSD Firmware Update Tool

This tool is used to update your Intel SSD to the latest production firmware, to enable the best performance.

Download the Intel® SSD Firmware Update Tool

Note After you click the download center link for this tool, be sure to read the Detailed Description section. Included in this section are pre-installation guidelines, system requirements, and other critical information.

 

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