Intel® High Performance Solid-State Drives
Do Intel® Solid-State Drives Need a Specific Driver?

The Intel® Solid-State Drives using the SATA interface do not require a driver. The firmware required for the SSD to operate is pre-programmed in the drive.

However, to use technologies such as NCQ or TRIM, use Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver version 9.6 or later.

For Intel® Solid-State Drives that use the PCI Express* interface, such as the Intel® SSD 750 or Intel® SSD DC P3700, use one of the following drivers:

  • For Microsoft Windows* operating systems, use the link for the Intel NVMe* driver for PCIe* (link).
  • For Linux* operating systems, use a version that has NVMe driver backported, such as Linux kernel 3.10 and higher.

If you are using your Intel® Solid-State Drive in a notebook, desktop system, or with a third-party motherboard, contact the system manufacturer for more information.

This applies to:

Intel® SSD 310 Series
Intel® SSD 320 Series
Intel® SSD 330 Series
Intel® SSD 335 Series
Intel® SSD 510 Series
Intel® SSD 530 Series
Intel® SSD 535 Series
Intel® SSD 750 Series
Intel® SSD DC S3610 Series
Intel® SSD DC S3710 Series
Intel® SSD Firmware Update Tool
Intel® SSD Pro 2500 Series
Intel® SSD Toolbox
Intel® SSD X18-M Series
Intel® SSD X25-E Series
Intel® SSD X25-M Series
Intel® SSD X25-V Series

Solution ID: CS-031901
Last Modified: 10-Apr-2015
Date Created: 21-Oct-2010