Data Center Tool Highlights:
- The version includes support for the Intel Solid-State Drive Data Center S3510 Series and contains a new firmware update for Intel Solid-State Drive Data Center Family of products (P3700, P3600 and P3500 Series).
- The firmware/bootloader (8DV10151/8B1B1012F) update for the Intel SSD DC P3700 and P3600 Series include implementation of “NVMe Basic Management Command” for better out-of-band access, write latency reduction and multiple bug fixes documented in the release notes.
- The Intel SSD DCT can be used to update the Intel SSD DC P3500 to its production level firmware/bootloader (8DV10135/8B1B1012E).
Data Center Tool Changes:
- For the Linux DCT executable, added capability of the library files being relocated and ran from a different directory
- Added functionality to turn On/Off Tool debug log file (Option to specify a name for the log file)
- Added functionality to turn On/Off the Tool from loading and using the LSI Adapter Library
- Various bugs fixes
Firmware 8DV10151/Bootloader 8B1B012F Fixes:
- Pin11 Activity signal and Activity LED blink frequency varies with workload
- Data Units Read and Data Units Write attributes reset after high count
- High correctable errors reported during link training with drive behind PCIe switch
The Intel SSD Data Center Tool supports the following Intel SSDs:
- Intel Solid-State Drive
- Intel Solid-State Drive DC P3700 Series
- Intel Solid-State Drive DC P3600 Series
- Intel Solid-State Drive DC P3500 Series
- Intel Solid-State Drive 750 Series
- Intel Solid-State Drive DC S3500 Series
- Intel Solid-State Drive DC S3510 Series
- Intel Solid-State Drive DC S3610 Series
- Intel Solid-State Drive DC S3700 Series
- Intel Solid-State Drive DC S3710 Series
- The Intel SSD Data Center Tool incorporates a help screen providing additional information for each command - Both the Windows and Linux versions of this tool are command line based.
- Use of the tool under Windows operating systems requires administrator access by right clicking on the Command Prompt icon and selecting "Run as Administrator".
- On Linux systems, run the tool with root privileges. This can be done through either sudo or su commands. Also, Linux users must verify the tool has executable rights.
- The Intel SSD Data Center Tool 2.2.3 does not support any other Intel SSDs and in particular does not support the Intel SSD 910 Series products.
About Intel Solid-State Drive Data Center Tool:
The Intel SSD DCT is a drive management tool for Intel SSD Data Center Family of products, providing the following key features for both Intel SATA and Intel PCIe drives:
- Detecting Intel SSD Data Center PCIe NVMe and SATA devices attached to a host system
- Parsing a drive's Identify Device information
- Parsing a drive's SMART (Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology) information
- Resizing the SSD's usable storage capacity by changing its maximum LBA setting
- Updating SSD firmware
- The tool carries a firmware payload for all supported drives
- When drive information is displayed, the tool will indicate if a new firmware is available
- The tool does not update firmware on Engineering Sample (ES) drives
- Calculating drive life expectancy (Endurance Analyzer feature)
- Setting the Power Governor Mode (vendor unique feature).
Three Modes are supported:
- Mode 0: 25-watts for NVMe devices; Unconstrained for ATA devices
- Mode 1: 20-watts for NVMe devices; Typical (7-watts) for ATA devices
- Mode 2: 10-watts for NVMe devices; Low (5-watts) for ATA devices
About SSD Toolbox:
The Solid State Drive (SSD) Toolbox is an update utility that properly recognizes the SSD unit(s) installed on your system. It also displays various pieces of information regarding the connected storage devices and searches for a new suitable firmware version.
However, before you consider downloading this version, carefully read the release notes for changes that can apply to your SSD. Once you have updated your drive, reboot to make sure that all modifications take effect.
When it comes to installing this software, the steps are very easy because all you have to do is get the downloadable package (extract it if necessary) and run the available setup. Once the installation is complete, run the Toolbox and follow the instructions for updating the SSD.
That being said, make sure this Toolbox version has a new firmware version available for your solid state drive and, if so, hit the download button, and install the software. Otherwise, check with our website as often as possible so that you don’t miss the release that can improve your SSD.