Intel SSD Toolbox 3.0 makes managing Intel SSDs easier

By Jos
Oct 27, 2011
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  1. Intel has released a new version of its SSD Toolbox to help owners of their flash-based drives optimize and keep them running in out-of-the-box condition. The new Intel SSD Toolbox…

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,361   +260

    Do OCZ have a similar program?
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,227   +314

    What burty117 said - anyone know of a comparable program over other manufacturer's?
  4. mevans336

    mevans336 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 163   +11

  5. Mizzou

    Mizzou TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 930

    This was definitely a factor in my decision to purchase the Intel 510 250GB Elm Crest SSD. I have the optimizer scheduled to run once a week and the results have been very good. Just checked a couple days ago and overall drive performance is even better than when I first installed it :)

    Snapshot here, original bench is in the post with recent Atto run being overlayed.
  6. This really makes me think if I should consider a intel ssd for my next build as I love how my OCZ vertex 2 works since last year and would never look back from ssd but I would like to make the OCZ my steam hd and a new one for my OS.
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    I'd be more inclined to RAID two SSD's than use a separate one for games. The difference they tend to make for gaming is marginal at best generally speaking.

    In regards to OS and other software the difference (especially demanding ones like PS) it makes is simply mind boggling though. Simply put, once you start using an SSD its hard to go back to mechanical drives as anything running as OS in that manner feels "too slow" in comparison.


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