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

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Maintenance & Performance

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09/23/2020

The Intel® Memory and Storage Tool (Intel® MAS) combines the functionality and support of other tools such as the Intel® SSD Toolbox, Intel® Datacenter Tool and Intel® SSD Pro Admin Tool.

The tool can be used with the GUI (Graphical User Interface, or CLI (Command Line Interface). With each you can monitor and manage your Intel SSDs health, keep the firmware up to date and view relevant logs for further analysis.

Use this article to get quick guidance on some key capabilities as noted below.

Note: This video is also helpful to explore health monitoring and firmware updates with Intel® MAS

Resources: The application, Installation Guide and User Guides are all available in Download Center:

Click or the topic for details:

Display drive information and health

List basic information about all devices attached to the system.

CLI: 

Command: intelmas.exe show -intelssd

Example output:

Example output

 

GUI:

Display of health information and drive details can be found on the main page for each Intel® SSD in the system.

Health information and drive details

 

Update the firmware

If a firmware update is available in the tool for a device in the system, it can be updated by doing the following:

CLI:

Command (# is the index number of the drive to be updated): intelmas.exe load -intelssd #

Note

To find the index number of the device in the system the command to display drive information can be used: imas.exe show -intelssd

RAID support:

  • Supported: The Intel® RST RAID supports direct attached SSD SATA drives only and drives attached to LSI MegaRAID adaptors.
  • Not supported: Drives behind HBAs.

Example output:

Example output

 

GUI:

The device home page will display if there is a firmware update available. If there is not a firmware update available, confirm that you are on the latest version of the tool by pressing Check For Updates.

Check for firmware update

 

The update can be completed on the Firmware Update page:

Firmware Update page

 

View SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) Logs

CLI:

Common commands to view SMART attributes:

Command (List support SMART attributes): intelmas.exe show -smart

Command (List a specific SMART attribute): intelmas.exe show -smart E9

Example output:

Example output

 

GUI:

The SMART attributes can be located in the GUI under the Features Drop down in Drive Details.

Drive Details

 

 

These can be viewed in the tool, or exported with the Export button.

Export button

 

Related topic
Overview for Intel® Solid State Drive Tools
Intel® Data Center SSDs: Important SMART Attribute Indicators
SMART Attributes in the Intel® SSD Consumer Family
Intel® SSD Data Center Family SMART Attributes