today made available version 3.0 of its Solid State Drive Toolbox software designed to help Intel SSD owners optimize and keep their drives running in tip-top shape as if just unboxed. This new version makes it easier than ever to update firmware, run diagnostics, and perform optimizations right from within Windows with a redesigned and streamlined user interface.
This free utility also includes a system tuner that makes system configuration recommendations geared towards squeezing the most performance out of your SSD. It does this by detecting and determining if things like SuperFetch/Prefetch should be disabled, and whether or not to turn off ready/boost, defragmenter, or DIPM, all of which are services designed to make mechanical hard drives run faster, but could potentially have a negative impact on SSD performance.
"Super easy and elegant, the Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox helps users
embark on the road to the faster performance of SSDs without having to deal
with the complexities of the drive," Intel said in a statement. "It makes it easier for consumers to make
the technology leap as SSDs become more mainstream. Intel SSD owners can
download the new toolbox free at www.intel.com/go/ssdtoolbox
Additional information about Intel Solid-State Drives can be found at
The new Toolbox is now available in 11 languages as well.