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Overview for Intel® Solid State Drive Tools


Last Reviewed: 09-Jan-2017
Article ID: 000006231

Included here are the most popular Intel® Solid State Drive (Intel® SSD) tools. Unless otherwise noted, these tools span processor product families.

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

  • Back up your data. Backing up all files regularly is recommended.
  • Make sure that your system remains on when running any type of software optimization, data migration, 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® Data Migration Software

This tool provides a set of powerful, and easy-to-use, hard disk utilities. Transfer information in minutes, including operating systems, applications, documents, and personal settings.

Download the Intel® Data Migration Software
 

Note After you click the download center link for this tool, scroll past the available downloads section on the page, and read the Detailed Description section. Included in this section are pre-installation guidelines, system requirements, and other critical information.
 
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Intel SSD - Beyond the Box: Data Migration and Hardware Installation video
 
Intel® SSD Toolbox

With this tool, you can view current drive information, optimize performance, and get proactive notifications.

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 preinstallation 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 preinstallation guidelines, system requirements, and other critical information.
 
Related topic
Update Your Intel® SSD Firmware Using the Intel® SSD Toolbox
 
Related topics
Solid State Drives Forum
Solid State Drive Info Center
Intel® SSD Installation Guide
How to find the SSD Firmware Version