The Intel® SSD 750 Series can work with the native driver in Microsoft Windows® 10, however, as you suggested, we strongly recommend to use the Intel® Solid-State Drive Data Center Family for NVMe Drivers, current version is 18.104.22.1687. The Intel driver improves the performance and functionality of the drive.
Also, we advise you to make sure you have the most recent version of Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox, currently 3.3.2, this will allow you to update firmware, monitor and manage your drive.
If you notice any issues or disabled features after installing the recommended tools and updating the firmware, feel free to let us know and we will be glad to help.
I just installed an Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB on an ASUS Z170 Pro, and have the same issue. I have the newest version of SSD Toolbox (3.3.3) but almost everything in it is greyed out: SSD Optimizer, drive details, SMART details (no basic SMART info even). I can't update the firmware, either (greyed out).
Could you please explain this? My NVMe driver is also the newest 1.3.
Please make sure you go to Intel® Download Center and Download Intel® Solid-State Drive Data Center Family for NVMe Drivers, you may not be able to use all features if you are using the In box driver from the OS.
Also, check with Support Center | ASUS USA and make sure you are using the current BIOS for your motherboard.
Hey Jon, I updated the drivers using the link you provided. My computer said update successful and rebooted. Once back in windows I went to check the driver version (Device Manager > Disk drives > NVMe INTEL SSDPEDMW40 > Properties > Driver) which reads "10.0.10586.0". How do I fix this and complete my driver update? Thank you.