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idata
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Using Toolbox on X-18 G1 Drive

Hello, I have an X-18 SSD model SSDSA1MH1601HP 1.8". Can I use the SSD toolbox on this drive? Do I need to flash the firmware to G2 and can this be done on this drive? Will the toolbox optimizer (manual trim) work on a G1?

Thank you

Mitch

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RGiff
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The tool Box will only work on 32Nm drives.

idata
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This drive is not a 34 nm drive and, thus, the toolbox will not work?

Mitch

mmokk
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Mitchb wrote:

This drive is not a 34 nm drive and, thus, the toolbox will not work?

the toolbox will work, the optimizer will not.

RGiff
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You might want to check with INTEL if a firmware update would Help??

mmokk
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Robert Gifford wrote:

You might want to check with INTEL if a firmware update would Help??

would help what? intel g1 drives do not support trim, so the optimizer is disabled in the toolbox.

idata
Community Manager
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OK, so if I correctly understand this, no G1 drive will support trim - either through W7 trim command or with toolbox optimizer utility. Updating the firmware will not change this. Correct?

Thanks

Mitch

idata
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Unfortunately no. You should however make sure you are using the most up to date firmware for the G1 drives.

idata
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Will the toolbox secure erase work on this drive and can this be used to periodically restore performance?

Thanks

Mitch

mmokk
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Mitchb wrote:

Will the toolbox secure erase work on this drive and can this be used to periodically restore performance?

i don't see any reason why the secure erase function in the toolbox would not work on a g1 (other secure erase utilities do work), and there's nothing in the documentation saying it wouldn't work, but i have not tried this myself.

if you notice performance degrading severely, then yes, a secure erase will restore it to 'factory fresh' performance. however, i have a bunch of g1's that have had terabytes of data written to them and never noticed performance degrading to the point where i needed to do a secure erase. but then again, i use these drives in desktops, i don't sit around with a stopwatch timing everything, and i don't hammer them with benchmarks. ymmv.

if you just bought this drive secondhand and are unsure of how it was (ab)used previously, then you may want to do a secure erase to start off on a clean slate.

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