Optimize Your Intel® SSD Performance with Intel® SSD Toolbox


Maintenance & Performance




The Intel® SSD Toolbox has reached End of Life and is no longer available. The information below is for reference only, please see the following for more information.

End-of-Life (EOL) Announcement for the Intel® SSD Toolbox and Intel® SSD Data Center Tool Applications


The Intel® Solid State Drive Optimizer (Intel® SSD Optimizer) uses TRIM functionality.

This feature is currently supported on all Windows* based operating systems, with the following limitations or requirements: (Button may be greyed out, or an error message may be presented.)

  • With Intel® Optane™ technology-based Intel® SSDs and memory modules, TRIM and Optimize are not necessary because of Intel® Optane™ technology architecture, so these settings are disabled.
  • RAID Support:
    • On Windows 7* operating system only, Optimizer is available in RAID 0 SATA configurations with Intel® RST 11.0 or greater.
    • When attempting to run Optimizer, unhealthy RAID 0 configurations (for example, if a disk is offline) results in an error message.
    • Optimizer is not supported in other RAID configurations on other operating systems.
  • The Optimizer feature:
    • NVMe* devices require Intel® NVMe* driver.
    • Is not supported on NVMe* devices with Microsoft* NVMe driver or Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) driver.
    • Requires an NTFS file system.
    • Requires a minimum of 1GB of free space on the drive to run.
    • Requires a partition on the drive to run.
    • Is not supported if the drive is a storage space member.

We recommend installing the latest firmware for optimal tool functionality. We also recommend running the Optimizer once a week.

  1. Run the Intel® SSD Toolbox.

  2. Click Intel® SSD Optimizer.

    Intel® SSD Toolbox

  3. The Optimizer panel opens. Read the notice and update the firmware if needed.

  4. Click Run.

    Intel® SSD Optimizer

    Optimizer completed successfully

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