4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 28, 2017 7:14 AM by Intel Corporation

    Can't run SSD optimizer on 750 series 400GB?

    DSalt

      Maybe a simple question... I downloaded the SSD Toolbox, updated the SSD Firmware (now up to date) but the can't 'Run' the SSD Optimizer (greyed out) on my 750 Series 400GB?

      (The drive is running fine but just want to ensure the best life for the SSD)

       

      System Info from Toolbox

      Win 10.0.14393

      ASUS

      Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6900K CPU @ 3.2GHz

      (Hardware ID - SCSI\DiskNVMe____INTEL_SSDPEDMW4001F0)

       

      Standard SATA AHCI Controller

      Version 10.0.14393.206

       

      Stardard NVM Express Controller

      Version 10.0.14393.206

       

      Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller

      Version 10.0.14393.351

       

      Stardard NVM Express Controller

      Version 10.0.14393.206

        • 1. Re: Can't run SSD optimizer on 750 series 400GB?
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello DSalt,

          We understand that you would like to manually run the SSD optimizer (trim) from the Intel® SSD Toolbox, but the option is greyed out.

          For our Toolbox to be able to send the TRIM command to your SSD, you will first need to install the latest Intel® NVMe* Driver. Installing this driver will help your SSD work at it's best much more than running the optimizer will. In some cases, you may also need to update your BIOS.

          - Intel® SSD NVMe* Drivers

          Windows* 10 was built with SSDs in mind, so your operating system is by default already optimizing your drive, usually on a scheduled weekly basis. Manually running the optimizer is usually not recommended, as it will put unnecessary wear on your drive.

          For more information on SSD Optimization and how to check if TRIM is enabled, we can recommended the following article:

          - https://www.howtogeek.com/256859/dont-waste-time-optimizing-your-ssd-windows-knows-what-its-doing/

          NOTE: Any links provided for third party tools or sites are offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel® of the content, products, or services offered there. We do not offer support for any third party tool mentioned here.

          If you have any further questions or doubts, please let us know.

          Best regards,
          Carlos A.

          • 2. Re: Can't run SSD optimizer on 750 series 400GB?
            Intel Corporation
            This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

            Hello DSalt,

            We're following up on your thread since we have not heard back from you.

            Did our driver help resolve your issue? Please let us know if you have any further questions.

            Best regards,
            Carlos A.

            • 3. Re: Can't run SSD optimizer on 750 series 400GB?
              DSalt

              Thank you for the reply, that helped. I updated the driver as you mentioned and also learnt a lot from that link.

              It seems that basically Windows does a lot of the SSD optimisation automatically which is great!

               

              Thanks again.

              • 4. Re: Can't run SSD optimizer on 750 series 400GB?
                Intel Corporation
                This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                Hello DSalt,

                Solid state drives have come a long way in a short time, I'm glad you found that article as informative as we hoped. 

                In case you need further any assistance, just let us know. We're always glad to help.

                Best regards,
                Carlos A.