Friday, October 26th 2012

Intel Delivers Windows 8-Compatible Solid-State Drive Toolbox

Intel announced today a new Intel Solid-State Drive (SSD) Toolbox version 3.1 that is Windows 8-compatible. Offered in 11 languages, the Intel SSD Toolbox helps users keep their Intel SSD in prime condition. Other new features include RAID 0 Trim support with RST 11.x drivers, Plug and Play Support and proactive user notifications. Download the updated toolbox at: www.intel.com/go/ssdtoolbox
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15 Comments on Intel Delivers Windows 8-Compatible Solid-State Drive Toolbox

#2
Major_A
by: Wastedslayer
Only for Intel branded SSD's?
Yes and no. You have to have an Intel drive to access some of the features. But no if you want to use their software to "optimize" your system for an SSD (similar to Tweak-SSD/SSD Tweaker).
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#3
bim27142
Anyone tried this one already for an Intel 330 drive? Any improvements?
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#4
bim27142
Ok... I seem to be having problem here... It's not detecting that there is an updated FW for my Intel 330 when it clearly states that it provides FW update for my SSD... :confused:

The Intel SSD Toolbox supports firmware updates on the following Intel SSDs:

Intel® Solid-State Drive Latest Firmware Version

Intel® Solid-State Drive 710 Series 6PB10362
Intel® Solid-State Drive 320 Series 4PC10362
Intel® Solid-State Drive 311 Series 2CV102M5
Intel® Solid-State Drive 310 Series 2CV102M3
Intel® Solid-State Drive 330 Series 330i
Intel® Solid-State Drive 335 Series 335j
Intel® Solid-State Drive 520 Series 400i
Intel® X18-M / X25-M SATA SSDs (34nm) 2CV102M3
Intel® X25-V SATA SSD 2CV102M3








How come? :shadedshu :shadedshu :shadedshu
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#7
bim27142
Ok, I uninstalled IRST and Toolbox (v3.1.0) then rebooted... Installed IRST (File name: iata_enu.exe / Version:11.6.0.1030), rebooted twice, reinstalled Toolbox (v3.1.0).............. but same problem... :(
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#8
AsRock
TPU addict
by: bim27142
Wait, so after you updated the FW your startupreboot is now longer?
Apparently a shutdown was needed..

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#10
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Dude. It clearly says, where you circled for us no less, that the current SSD contains current firmware for this Toolbox release. The instructions simply tell you that the utility supports your SSD. So when there actualy is new firmware your little button will no longer be grey. I promise.

Settle down and actually read what is on your screen. Thanks.
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#11
bim27142
^^ I understand but why did Intel put this? Maybe typo or just kinda misleading...

The Intel SSD Toolbox supports firmware updates on the following Intel SSDs:

Intel® Solid-State Drive Latest Firmware Version

Intel® Solid-State Drive 710 Series 6PB10362
Intel® Solid-State Drive 320 Series 4PC10362
Intel® Solid-State Drive 311 Series 2CV102M5
Intel® Solid-State Drive 310 Series 2CV102M3
Intel® Solid-State Drive 330 Series 330i


So from the above, unless I misunderstood it, 330i is the latest FW... but anyhow, no big deal as I am not actually having issues... just sucks for companies saying something inconsistent and misleading... I think you know what I mean... ;)
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#14
bim27142
Got a response from Intel Customer Support...
On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM, wrote:

Hi,

Thank you writing to Intel Customer Support. I understand that you were not able to use SSD Toolbox to update to firmware 330i, which is the latest firmware version for 330 SSD as stated in our website at http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18455

Allow me to further check on this, I will update you as soon as there is any findings. Again, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.

Best Regards,

Intel Customer Support
Sharon T
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#15
bim27142
This happens to be a buggy release afterall and a "typo" for the 330 Series firmware... Version:3.1.1 has just been released and the note corrected to show 300i firmware for the 330's.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18455
Revision History

Date Revision Description
October 2012 3.1.1 This release fixes a condition where some Intel® SSDs are being incorrectly reported as degraded.
Intel® Solid-State Drive Latest Firmware Version

Intel® Solid-State Drive 710 Series 6PB10362
Intel® Solid-State Drive 320 Series 4PC10362
Intel® Solid-State Drive 311 Series 2CV102M5
Intel® Solid-State Drive 310 Series 2CV102M3
Intel® Solid-State Drive 330 Series 300i
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