Updating intel ssd
*** read all the steps first so you can create the images and boot USB and CD/DVD and print the instructions before you start*** FIRST....
WARNING: As with all firmware updates, it is strongly recommended that you backup or make copies of all important files before performing this update.
However, if the firmware process is interrupted for any reason, your solid state drive may not function properly.
If this update is done on a notebook computer, it is strongly recommended that power be supplied by the AC power adapter.
In particular, AHCI mode in BIOS/EFI must be engaged and the correct AHCI drivers must be installed.
Additionally, you should strongly consider upgrading your SSD’s firmware to the latest version and verifying that you have the correct drivers installed.
I will separate each type of tip to its own message to keep things easier to read and to follow.
The reason is that SSDs don’t come optimized out of the box.
Before the drive reaches peak performance, the user must engage in a fair amount of tweaking and preparatory work.
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
This application allows you to update the firmware of Intel SSDs to check their health status, to estimate their lifetime, configure their advanced features (SSD Optimizer, System Configuration Tuner and Secure Erase) to access information self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) or to run diagnostics to identify possible errors in reading or writing.