Ocz Vertex For Mac

Download OCZ Toolbox 4.9.0.634 / Vertex 460A SSD Firmware 1.01 for Mac OS (HDD / SSD / NAS / USB Flash). The OCZ Vertex Series Mac Edition is the result of the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology. The Mac Edition delivers the incredible performance enthusiasts have come to expect from OCZ’s premium Solid State Drive offerings with the peace of mind knowing they are tested in Apple’s own labs. Additionally, the drives feature speeds up to.

SSD Utility is complementary management software designed to help you maintain, monitor and tune your OCZ SSD!

Features

Dashboard

Get a comprehensive real-time overview of system status, capacity, interface, health, updates, and more.

Welcome to the Toshiba OCZ SSD brand website. Select a region to begin. But the OCZ Vertex SSD is a different story. We tested it in the Mac Pro 'Nehalem' not only as a single drive but in two and three drive RAID 0 sets. We compare it to the Intel SSDs in two and three drive sets as well as a pair of WD Velociraptors. For QuickBench Custom test, we do 5 block transfers of 1GB test size and average them. I have 2 of these Vertex 3 120GB drives in 2 very different computer systems. The first system is for gaming, i7 2600K, Gigabyte MB, GTX 560Ti or HD 7850 (I switch vid cards once in a while, will upgrade to GTX 670 soon when prices come down), OCZ 600w PSU, 150GB Velociraptor, 120GB Vertex 3.

Ocz Vertex Utility

Maintenance

Every now and then we recommend you update your SSD’s firmware to enhance performance and stability. Now you can easily update right here in SSD Utility.

Health Monitoring

Check in on how much life is left in your SSD, find out if your SSD is hooked up to the suitable ports, and set in the correct modes to achieve high performance.

SSD Tuner

This feature allows you to fine-tune your SSD. May quickly adjust the over-provisioning to enhance long-term performance.

DAS Control

By Default, Device Activity Signal (DAS) LEDs blink when the drive has I/O activity. SSD Utility provides the ability to invert that behavior if the drive supports it.

Support

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Support becomes efficient with the Save Support Package feature. Also, if you need help figuring out settings or troubleshooting an issue, SSD Utility links right to the support contact pages.

Namespace Management

Designed for NVM Express® products like the ZD6000/6300, this feature lets you configure up to four namespaces per drive and manage each partition accordingly.

Note: Not all features are available for all products or operating systems.

Features and Compatibility for SSD Utility

FeaturesSupported ProductsOperating System
DashboardCapacityAll (ARC 100, RC100, RC500, RD500, RD400/400A, RevoDrive 350, TL100, Trion 100/150, TR150, TR200, Vector, Vector 150/180, Vertex 450/460/460A, VT180, VX500, XS700 (Windows® only), Deneva 2, Saber 1000, Intrepid 3600/3700/3800, Z-Drive 4500, Z-Drive 6000/6300, ZD6000/63000)All (Windows®, Linux®, PC & Mac® Bootable)
XS700 is available on Windows® only.
UpdatesAllAll
InterfaceAllAll
Host Memory BufferRC100Windows® 10 only
AlertsAllAll
HealthAllAll
TemperatureAll (except for Vector 150)All
SSD DetailsAllAll
SMARTAllAll
SSD TunerAllWindows®
BenchmarkAllAll
MaintenanceFW/BIOS Updates OnlineAllAll
FW/BIOS Updates LocalAllAll
ToolsSecure EraseAll (except for RD400/400A, Z-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300)All
NVMe™ FormatRC100, RC500, RD500, RD400/400A, Z-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300All
DAS PolarityIntrepid 3600/3700/3800, Saber 1000, Z-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300All
Power Loss TestIntrepid 3600/3700/3800All
Set SATA SpeedIntrepid 3600/3700/3800All
Set NVMe Power StateZ-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300All
Namespace Management - NVMeZ-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300 (v2.x firmware)All
Alerts - ReportAllAll
Create Bootable SSD UtilityAllWindows®, Linux®
Password ProtectionXS700Windows®
SettingsLanguageAllAll
MonitoringAllAll
Proxy ServerAllAll
NotificationsAllAll
LoggingAllAll
HelpContact UsAllAll
Save Support PackageAllAll
View AlertsAllAll
SSD Utility UpdateAllWindows®, Linux®
View AlertsAllAll

SSD Utility Download

SSD Utility is a Graphical User Interface(GUI) based tool for managing OCZ SSDs. If your current SSD Utility does not notify you of new a version, please download and update the SSD Utility version correspond to your product and operating system below.

KIOXIA SSD Utility supporting EXCERIA SSDs can be found here.

Latest Version

  • Version: 4.0.0012
  • Release: June 30, 2020
  • Release Notes ▼
    Improvements

    This is a maintenance release of SSD Utility, with the following enhancements:

    • Installation directory changed from Toshiba Memory Corporation to KIOXIA Corporation
    • Bug fixes and reliability enhancements
    • Minor updates to the EULA contents and the EULA is no longer saved in the installation folder
    Known Issues
    • After “All drives” is selected from the “Select drive” list, if selecting multiple drives in firmware update feature within “Firmware & BIOS Updates” indicated in the Maintenance tag, bootable media may not be created for some drives. Under this circumstance, for those which are not created, bootable media needs to be created one by one for firmware update. (August 28, 2020)
    • On Windows 8.1 the RC100 is not supported.
    • On Windows 8.1 when the RD400 is in use and its 'Health' is less than 0%, a message 'Value not available' will be displayed. This means you need to replace your SSD as soon as possible.
    • TL100 benchmark results may degrade if re-run immediately after a previous benchmark. Workaround is to wait a minute or two before re-running the benchmark.
    • On some PCs it is impossible to perform secure-erase: this happens if the PC BIOS issues SECURITY FREEZE LOCK the drive, and does not implement the suspend/resume cycle used to unfreeze it. Workaround is to use the secure erase feature in the BIOS if there is one, otherwise to perform secure erase on another PC.
    • On some laptops with dual Intel® & NVIDIA® graphics, SSD Utility may crash. This can be fixed by updating the Intel & NVIDIA drivers.
    • The mouse cursor is not displayed when using Bootable SSD Utility with a DisplayPort™ connection with a GeForce® 1070. Workaround is to boot in safe mode.
    • Due to a bug in version 2.2.2645, when using the update feature from within the application, the update may fail with a message “Error installing.” Workaround is to download manually the latest version from ocz.com.
    • Secure Erase will produce an error if the target drive is in use (for example, drive is being read or written to).
    • The text on the Setup - Notifications pane “Suppress unsafe power loss alerts” is not clickable unlike other text in this area.
    • In a rare corner case, the password hint may become corrupted. While the password hint is corrupted, the password remains, and the XS700 can be locked/unlocked.
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Compatible products: RD500, RC500, TR200, XS700, RC100, RD400, TL100.

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Operating SystemCompatibilityDownload
Microsoft® Windows®RD500/RC500/RC100: Windows 10 x64
TR200/XS700/RD400/TL100: Windows 10 x64, Windows 8.1 x64
32.4MB (.zip)
PC Bootable* (Not for Mac®)All (DMG files are used to create a bootable USB drive) 867MB (.zip)

* PC Bootable is NOT compatible with XS700.

Other Version

  • Version: 3.1.3276
  • Release: September 19, 2018
  • Release Notes ▼
    Improvements

    This is a maintenance release of SSD Utility, with the following enhancements:

    • Bug fixes and reliability enhancements.
    Known Issues
    • After “All drives” is selected from the “Select drive” list, if selecting multiple drives in firmware update feature within “Firmware & BIOS Updates” indicated in the Maintenance tag, bootable media may not be created for some drives. Under this circumstance, for those which are not created, bootable media needs to be created one by one for firmware update. (August 28, 2020)
    • In the create password pop-up window, the question mark button is disabled.
    • When enabling password protection on the XS700, the hint becomes corrupted if it is over 24 characters in length.
    • In certain corner cases, SSD utility will present an older version of firmware as a new update. It is recommended to not update, and keep the drive at the higher fw version.
    • TL100 Firmware update may fail on Windows® 7 if the Intel® RSTe driver is installed. To work around this, use bootable SSD Utility to perform the update.
    • TL100 benchmark results may degrade if re-run immediately after a previous benchmark. Workaround is to wait a minute or two before re-running the benchmark.
    • On some PCs it is impossible to perform secure-erase: this happens if the PC BIOS issues SECURITY FREEZE LOCK the drive, and does not implement the suspend/resume cycle used to unfreeze it. Workaround is to use the secure erase feature in the BIOS if there is one, otherwise to perform secure erase on another PC.
    • On some laptops with dual Intel® & NVIDIA® graphics, SSD Utility may crash. This can be fixed by updating the Intel & NVIDIA drivers.
    • The mouse cursor is not displayed when using Bootable SSD Utility with a DisplayPort™ connection with a GeForce® 1070. Workaround is to boot in safe mode.
    • Due to a bug in version 2.2.2645, when using the update feature from within the application, the update may fail with a message “Error installing.” Workaround is to download manually the latest version from ocz.com.
    • Secure Erase will produce an error if the target drive is in use (for example, drive is being read or written to).
    • The text on the Setup - Notifications pane “Suppress unsafe power loss alerts” is not clickable unlike other text in this area.
    • In a rare corner case, the password hint may become corrupted. While the password hint is corrupted, the password remains, and the XS700 can be locked/unlocked.
    Hide Release Notes
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Compatible products: RC100, TR200, XS700

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When you download SSD Utility we collect your IP Address for security and statistical purposes only. For more information regarding our legitimate interest for collecting your IP Address please review our Privacy Policy.

Operating SystemCompatibilityDownload
Microsoft® Windows®Windows® 10 x64, Windows® 8.1 x32/x64, Windows® 7 x32/x64 18.9MB (.zip)

Other Version

  • Version: 3.1.3270
  • Release: June 12, 2018
  • Release Notes ▼
    Improvements

    This is a maintenance release of SSD Utility, with the following enhancements:

    • Support added for RC100.
    Known Issues
    • After “All drives” is selected from the “Select drive” list, if selecting multiple drives in firmware update feature within “Firmware & BIOS Updates” indicated in the Maintenance tag, bootable media may not be created for some drives. Under this circumstance, for those which are not created, bootable media needs to be created one by one for firmware update. (August 28, 2020)
    • TL100 Firmware update may fail on Windows® 7 if the Intel® RSTe driver is installed. To work around this, use bootable SSD Utility to perform the update.
    • TL100 benchmark results may degrade if re-run immediately after a previous benchmark. Workaround is to wait a minute or two before re-running the benchmark.
    • On some PCs it is impossible to perform secure-erase: this happens if the PC BIOS issues SECURITY FREEZE LOCK the drive, and does not implement the suspend/resume cycle used to unfreeze it. Workaround is to use the secure erase feature in the BIOS if there is one, otherwise to perform secure erase on another PC.
    • On some laptops with dual Intel® & NVIDIA® graphics, SSD Utility may crash. This can be fixed by updating the Intel & NVIDIA drivers.
    • The mouse cursor is not displayed when using Bootable SSD Utility with a DisplayPort™ connection with a GeForce® 1070. Workaround is to boot in safe mode.
    • Due to a bug in version 2.2.2645, when using the update feature from within the application, the update may fail with a message “Error installing.” Workaround is to download manually the latest version from ocz.com.
    • Secure Erase will produce an error if the target drive is in use (for example, drive is being read or written to).
    • The text on the Setup - Notifications pane “Suppress unsafe power loss alerts” is not clickable unlike other text in this area.
    • In a rare corner case, the password hint may become corrupted. While the password hint is corrupted, the password remains, and the XS700 can be locked/unlocked.
    Hide Release Notes
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Compatible products: ARC 100, RC100, RD400/400A, RevoDrive 350, TL100, Trion 100/150, TR150, TR200, Vector, Vector 150/180, Vertex 450/460/460A, VT180, VX500, Deneva 2, Saber 1000, Intrepid 3600/3700/3800, Z-Drive 4500, Z-Drive 6000/6300, ZD6000/63000

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End User License Agreement (EULA) ▼: Select a language EnglishDeutschPусскийEspañolFrench日本語 Close By downloading SSD Utility you are accepting all terms and agreements in the EULA.
When you download SSD Utility we collect your IP Address for security and statistical purposes only. For more information regarding our legitimate interest for collecting your IP Address please review our Privacy Policy.

Operating SystemCompatibilityDownload
Microsoft® Windows®Windows® 10 x64, Windows® 8.1 x32/x64, Windows® 7 x32/x64 18.9MB (.zip)
PC & Mac® BootableAll (DMG files are used to create a bootable USB drive) 243MB (.zip)

Other Version

  • Version: 2.3.2963
  • Release: October 25, 2017
  • Release Notes ▼
    Improvements

    This is a maintenance release of SSD Utility, with the following enhancements:

    • Support added for TR200.
    • Fixed an instance where TL100 SSD graphic would disappear.
    • Updated company and copyright information.
    Known Issues
    • TL100 Firmware update may fail on Windows® 7 if the Intel® RSTe driver is installed. To work around this, use bootable SSD Utility to perform the update.
    • TL100 benchmark results may degrade if re-run immediately after a previous benchmark. Workaround is to wait a minute or two before re-running the benchmark.
    • On some PCs it is impossible to perform secure-erase: this happens if the PC BIOS issues SECURITY FREEZE LOCK the drive, and does not implement the suspend/resume cycle used to unfreeze it. Workaround is to use the secure erase feature in the BIOS if there is one, otherwise to perform secure erase on another PC.
    • On some laptops with dual Intel® & NVIDIA® graphics, SSD Utility may crash. This can be fixed by updating the Intel & NVIDIA drivers.
    • The mouse cursor is not displayed when using Bootable SSD Utility with a DisplayPort™ connection with a GeForce® 1070. Workaround is to boot in safe mode.
    • Due to a bug in version 2.2.2645, when using the update feature from within the application, the update may fail with a message “Error installing.” Workaround is to download manually the latest version from ocz.com.
    Hide Release Notes
  • Installation Guide ▼
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Compatible products: ARC 100, RD400/400A, RevoDrive 350, TL100, Trion 100/150, TR150, TR200, Vector, Vector 150/180, Vertex 450/460/460A, VT180, VX500, Deneva 2, Saber 1000, Intrepid 3600/3700/3800, Z-Drive 4500, Z-Drive 6000/6300, ZD6000/63000

End User License Agreement (EULA) ▼: Select a language EnglishDeutschPусскийEspañolFrench日本語 Close By downloading SSD Utility you are accepting all terms and agreements in the EULA.
When you download SSD Utility we collect your IP Address for security and statistical purposes only. For more information regarding our legitimate interest for collecting your IP Address please review our Privacy Policy.

This version is NOT compatible with XS700 and RC100.

Operating SystemCompatibilityDownload
Linux®Fedora 19 and above, Mint 17 and above, Ubuntu 14.04 and above, RHEL/CentOS/Oracle 6.0 and later, SLES 11.2 and later, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS and later 32.9MB (.zip)

SSD Utility Release Notes

Version 4.0.0012 June 30, 2020
Improvements

This is a maintenance release of SSD Utility, with the following enhancements:

  • Installation directory changed from Toshiba Memory Corporation to KIOXIA Corporation
  • Bug fixes and reliability enhancements
  • Minor updates to the EULA contents and the EULA is no longer saved in the installation folder
Known Issues
  • After “All drives” is selected from the “Select drive” list, if selecting multiple drives in firmware update feature within “Firmware & BIOS Updates” indicated in the Maintenance tag, bootable media may not be created for some drives. Under this circumstance, for those which are not created, bootable media needs to be created one by one for firmware update. (August 28, 2020)
  • On Windows® 8.1 the RC100 is not supported.
  • On Windows® 8.1 when the RD400 is in use and its 'Health' is less than 0%, a message 'Value not available' will be displayed. This means you need to replace your SSD as soon as possible.
  • TL100 benchmark results may degrade if re-run immediately after a previous benchmark. Workaround is to wait a minute or two before re-running the benchmark.
  • On some PCs it is impossible to perform secure-erase: this happens if the PC BIOS issues SECURITY FREEZE LOCK the drive, and does not implement the suspend/resume cycle used to unfreeze it. Workaround is to use the secure erase feature in the BIOS if there is one, otherwise to perform secure erase on another PC.
  • On some laptops with dual Intel® & NVIDIA® graphics, SSD Utility may crash. This can be fixed by updating the Intel & NVIDIA drivers.
  • The mouse cursor is not displayed when using Bootable SSD Utility with a DisplayPort™ connection with a GeForce® 1070. Workaround is to boot in safe mode.
  • Due to a bug in version 2.2.2645, when using the update feature from within the application, the update may fail with a message “Error installing.” Workaround is to download manually the latest version from ocz.com.
  • Secure Erase will produce an error if the target drive is in use (for example, drive is being read or written to).
  • The text on the Setup - Notifications pane “Suppress unsafe power loss alerts” is not clickable unlike other text in this area.
  • In a rare corner case, the password hint may become corrupted. While the password hint is corrupted, the password remains, and the XS700 can be locked/unlocked.

NOTICE:Installer of the Software for Windows® Released to Solid State Drives.

Version 3.4.3335 October 4, 2019
Improvements

This is a maintenance release of SSD Utility, with the following enhancements:

  • Change indication of 'Health'
  • Bug fixes and reliability enhancements
Known Issues
  • RC100 and RD400 are partially supported on Windows® 7. Users should use Windows® 10 or Bootable Tools to perform firmware update and to access the other features of SSD Utility not available in Windows® 7.
  • On Windows® 7 SMART data is not available therefore 'Value not available' is always displayed regardless of the actual health of your drive. You will need to find an alternative method to read the health of your drive if you are concerned.
  • On Windows® 8.1 the RC100 is not supported.
  • On Windows® 8.1 when the RD400 is in use and its 'Health' is less than 0%, a message 'Value not available' will be displayed. This means you need to replace your SSD as soon as possible.
  • TL100 Firmware update may fail on Windows® 7 if the Intel® RSTe driver is installed. To work around this, use bootable SSD Utility to perform the update.
  • TL100 benchmark results may degrade if re-run immediately after a previous benchmark. Workaround is to wait a minute or two before re-running the benchmark.
  • On some PCs it is impossible to perform secure-erase: this happens if the PC BIOS issues SECURITY FREEZE LOCK the drive, and does not implement the suspend/resume cycle used to unfreeze it. Workaround is to use the secure erase feature in the BIOS if there is one, otherwise to perform secure erase on another PC.
  • On some laptops with dual Intel® & NVIDIA® graphics, SSD Utility may crash. This can be fixed by updating the Intel & NVIDIA drivers.
  • The mouse cursor is not displayed when using Bootable SSD Utility with a DisplayPort™ connection with a GeForce® 1070. Workaround is to boot in safe mode.
  • Due to a bug in version 2.2.2645, when using the update feature from within the application, the update may fail with a message “Error installing.” Workaround is to download manually the latest version from ocz.com.
  • Secure Erase will produce an error if the target drive is in use (for example, drive is being read or written to).
  • The text on the Setup - Notifications pane “Suppress unsafe power loss alerts” is not clickable unlike other text in this area.
  • In a rare corner case, the password hint may become corrupted. While the password hint is corrupted, the password remains, and the XS700 can be locked/unlocked.
Version 3.2.3303 March 22, 2019
Improvements

This is a maintenance release of SSD Utility, with the following enhancements:

  • Bug fixes and reliability enhancements.
Known Issues
  • RC100 is only partially supported on Windows® 7. Users should use Bootable Tools to perform firmware update and to access the other features of SSD Utility not available in Windows® 7.
  • TL100 Firmware update may fail on Windows® 7 if the Intel® RSTe driver is installed. To work around this, use bootable SSD Utility to perform the update.
  • TL100 benchmark results may degrade if re-run immediately after a previous benchmark. Workaround is to wait a minute or two before re-running the benchmark.
  • On some PCs it is impossible to perform secure-erase: this happens if the PC BIOS issues SECURITY FREEZE LOCK the drive, and does not implement the suspend/resume cycle used to unfreeze it. Workaround is to use the secure erase feature in the BIOS if there is one, otherwise to perform secure erase on another PC.
  • On some laptops with dual Intel® & NVIDIA® graphics, SSD Utility may crash. This can be fixed by updating the Intel & NVIDIA drivers.
  • The mouse cursor is not displayed when using Bootable SSD Utility with a DisplayPort™ connection with a GeForce® 1070. Workaround is to boot in safe mode.
  • Due to a bug in version 2.2.2645, when using the update feature from within the application, the update may fail with a message “Error installing.” Workaround is to download manually the latest version from ocz.com.
  • Secure Erase will produce an error if the target drive is in use (for example, drive is being read or written to).
  • The text on the Setup - Notifications pane “Suppress unsafe power loss alerts” is not clickable unlike other text in this area.
  • In a rare corner case, the password hint may become corrupted. While the password hint is corrupted, the password remains, and the XS700 can be locked/unlocked.
Version 3.1.3276 September 19, 2018
Improvements

This is a maintenance release of SSD Utility, with the following enhancements:

  • Bug fixes and reliability enhancements.
Known Issues
  • After “All drives” is selected from the “Select drive” list, if selecting multiple drives in firmware update feature within “Firmware & BIOS Updates” indicated in the Maintenance tag, bootable media may not be created for some drives. Under this circumstance, for those which are not created, bootable media needs to be created one by one for firmware update. (August 28, 2020)
  • In the create password pop-up window, the question mark button is disabled.
  • When enabling password protection on the XS700, the hint becomes corrupted if it is over 24 characters in length.
  • In certain corner cases, SSD utility will present an older version of firmware as a new update. It is recommended to not update, and keep the drive at the higher fw version.
  • TL100 Firmware update may fail on Windows® 7 if the Intel® RSTe driver is installed. To work around this, use bootable SSD Utility to perform the update.
  • TL100 benchmark results may degrade if re-run immediately after a previous benchmark. Workaround is to wait a minute or two before re-running the benchmark.
  • On some PCs it is impossible to perform secure-erase: this happens if the PC BIOS issues SECURITY FREEZE LOCK the drive, and does not implement the suspend/resume cycle used to unfreeze it. Workaround is to use the secure erase feature in the BIOS if there is one, otherwise to perform secure erase on another PC.
  • On some laptops with dual Intel® & NVIDIA® graphics, SSD Utility may crash. This can be fixed by updating the Intel & NVIDIA drivers.
  • The mouse cursor is not displayed when using Bootable SSD Utility with a DisplayPort™ connection with a GeForce® 1070. Workaround is to boot in safe mode.
  • Due to a bug in version 2.2.2645, when using the update feature from within the application, the update may fail with a message “Error installing.” Workaround is to download manually the latest version from ocz.com.
  • Secure Erase will produce an error if the target drive is in use (for example, drive is being read or written to).
  • The text on the Setup - Notifications pane “Suppress unsafe power loss alerts” is not clickable unlike other text in this area.
  • In a rare corner case, the password hint may become corrupted. While the password hint is corrupted, the password remains, and the XS700 can be locked/unlocked.
Version 3.1.3270 June 12, 2018
Improvements

This is a maintenance release of SSD Utility, with the following enhancements:

  • Support added for RC100.
Known Issues
  • After “All drives” is selected from the “Select drive” list, if selecting multiple drives in firmware update feature within “Firmware & BIOS Updates” indicated in the Maintenance tag, bootable media may not be created for some drives. Under this circumstance, for those which are not created, bootable media needs to be created one by one for firmware update. (August 28, 2020)
  • TL100 Firmware update may fail on Windows® 7 if the Intel® RSTe driver is installed. To work around this, use bootable SSD Utility to perform the update.
  • TL100 benchmark results may degrade if re-run immediately after a previous benchmark. Workaround is to wait a minute or two before re-running the benchmark.
  • On some PCs it is impossible to perform secure-erase: this happens if the PC BIOS issues SECURITY FREEZE LOCK the drive, and does not implement the suspend/resume cycle used to unfreeze it. Workaround is to use the secure erase feature in the BIOS if there is one, otherwise to perform secure erase on another PC.
  • On some laptops with dual Intel® & NVIDIA® graphics, SSD Utility may crash. This can be fixed by updating the Intel & NVIDIA drivers.
  • The mouse cursor is not displayed when using Bootable SSD Utility with a DisplayPort™ connection with a GeForce® 1070. Workaround is to boot in safe mode.
  • Due to a bug in version 2.2.2645, when using the update feature from within the application, the update may fail with a message “Error installing.” Workaround is to download manually the latest version from ocz.com.
  • Secure Erase will produce an error if the target drive is in use (for example, drive is being read or written to).
  • The text on the Setup - Notifications pane “Suppress unsafe power loss alerts” is not clickable unlike other text in this area.
  • In a rare corner case, the password hint may become corrupted. While the password hint is corrupted, the password remains, and the XS700 can be locked/unlocked.
Version 3.0.3159 April 3, 2018
Improvements

This is a maintenance release of SSD Utility, with the following enhancements:

  • Support added for XS700 (Windows only).

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Known Issues
  • TL100 Firmware update may fail on Windows® 7 if the Intel® RSTe driver is installed. To work around this, use bootable SSD Utility to perform the update.
  • TL100 benchmark results may degrade if re-run immediately after a previous benchmark. Workaround is to wait a minute or two before re-running the benchmark.
  • On some PCs it is impossible to perform secure-erase: this happens if the PC BIOS issues SECURITY FREEZE LOCK the drive, and does not implement the suspend/resume cycle used to unfreeze it. Workaround is to use the secure erase feature in the BIOS if there is one, otherwise to perform secure erase on another PC.
  • On some laptops with dual Intel® & NVIDIA® graphics, SSD Utility may crash. This can be fixed by updating the Intel & NVIDIA drivers.
  • The mouse cursor is not displayed when using Bootable SSD Utility with a DisplayPort™ connection with a GeForce® 1070. Workaround is to boot in safe mode.
  • Due to a bug in version 2.2.2645, when using the update feature from within the application, the update may fail with a message “Error installing.” Workaround is to download manually the latest version from ocz.com.
  • Secure Erase will produce an error if the target drive is in use (for example, drive is being read or written to).
  • The text on the Setup - Notifications pane “Suppress unsafe power loss alerts” is not clickable unlike other text in this area.
  • In a rare corner case, the password hint may become corrupted. While the password hint is corrupted, the password remains, and the XS700 can be locked/unlocked.
  • Uninstaller shows 'unknown publisher' dialogue prompt.
Version 2.3.2963 October 25, 2017
Improvements

This is a maintenance release of SSD Utility, with the following enhancements:

  • Support added for TR200.
  • Fixed an instance where TL100 SSD graphic would disappear.
  • Updated company and copyright information.
Known Issues
  • TL100 Firmware update may fail on Windows® 7 if the Intel® RSTe driver is installed. To work around this, use bootable SSD Utility to perform the update.
  • TL100 benchmark results may degrade if re-run immediately after a previous benchmark. Workaround is to wait a minute or two before re-running the benchmark.
  • On some PCs it is impossible to perform secure-erase: this happens if the PC BIOS issues SECURITY FREEZE LOCK the drive, and does not implement the suspend/resume cycle used to unfreeze it. Workaround is to use the secure erase feature in the BIOS if there is one, otherwise to perform secure erase on another PC.
  • On some laptops with dual Intel® & NVIDIA® graphics, SSD Utility may crash. This can be fixed by updating the Intel & NVIDIA drivers.
  • The mouse cursor is not displayed when using Bootable SSD Utility with a DisplayPort™ connection with a GeForce® 1070. Workaround is to boot in safe mode.
  • Due to a bug in version 2.2.2645, when using the update feature from within the application, the update may fail with a message “Error installing.” Workaround is to download manually the latest version from ocz.com.
Ocz Vertex For Mac
Version 2.3.2773 October 2, 2017
Improvements

This is a maintenance release of SSD Utility, with the following enhancements:

  • Updated the kernel version for bootable SSD Utility
  • Improvements to translated UI text
  • Updated SMART terminology
  • Benchmark optimisation
  • Fixed upgrade process
Known Issues
  • TL100 Firmware update may fail on Windows® 7 if the Intel® RSTe driver is installed. To work around this, use bootable SSD Utility to perform the update.
  • TL100 benchmark results may degrade if re-run immediately after a previous benchmark. Workaround is to wait a minute or two before re-running the benchmark.
  • On some PCs it is impossible to perform secure-erase: this happens if the PC BIOS issues SECURITY FREEZE LOCK the drive, and does not implement the suspend/resume cycle used to unfreeze it. Workaround is to use the secure erase feature in the BIOS if there is one, otherwise to perform secure erase on another PC.
  • On some laptops with dual Intel® & NVIDIA® graphics, SSD Utility may crash. This can be fixed by updating the Intel & NVIDIA drivers.
  • The mouse cursor is not displayed when using Bootable SSD Utility with a DisplayPort™ connection with a GeForce® 1070. Workaround is to boot in safe mode.
  • Due to a bug in version 2.2.2645, when using the update feature from within the application, the update may fail with a message “Error installing.” Workaround is to download manually the latest version from ocz.com.
Version 2.2.2645 December 28, 2016
Improvements

This is a maintenance release of SSD Utility, with the following enhancements:

  • Support for TL100 SSDs
  • Recalibration of graphical temperature display
  • Fix VX500 secure erase
  • Improvements to translated UI text
  • Fix creation of bootable SSD Utility onto blank USB drive (Linux®)
  • Prevent overprovisioning of dynamic disks
  • Bugfix: show local update file with no .extension
  • Fix application shutdown in 32-bit Windows®
  • Benchmark optimization
Known Issues
  • Firmware update of TL100 may fail. Workaround is to cycle the drive power (shutdown your system, switch off, then switch on again), then retry the firmware update.
  • TL100 Firmware update may fail on Windows® 7 if the Intel® RSTe driver is installed. To work around this, use bootable SSD Utility to perform the update.
  • TL100 benchmark results may degrade if re-run immediately after a previous benchmark. Workaround is to wait a minute or two before re-running the benchmark.
  • On some PCs it is impossible to perform secure-erase: this happens if the PC BIOS issues SECURITY FREEZE LOCK the drive, and does not implement the suspend/resume cycle used to unfreeze it. Workaround is to use the secure erase feature in the BIOS if there is one, otherwise to perform secure erase on another PC.
  • On some laptops with dual Intel® & NVIDIA® graphics, SSD Utility may crash. This can be fixed by updating the Intel & NVIDIA drivers.
Version 2.1.2542 July 11, 2016
Improvements

This is a maintenence release of SSD Utility, with the following enhancements:

  • Support for XG3 and VX500 SSDs
  • Recalibration of graphical temperature display
  • Updated KIOXIA branding requirements
Known Issues
  • Cannot revert overprovisioning of dynamic disk. If the SSD is formatted as a dynamic disk, the overprovisioning can be increased, but not decreased in SSD Utility. The workaround is to extend the volume in Windows® Disk Management.
  • Local update file not shown in dialog pane (Linux®). When updating firmware from a local file, the file select dialog will not display a file without an .extension. The workaround is to rename any such file with a .bin extension.
  • Cannot create bootable SSD Utility onto blank USB drive (Linux®). Depending on the contents of the USB stick, the 'Create Bootable SSD Utility' feature may fail with status 'File system operation failed'. The workaround is to download the bootable image and write it to the USB drive with dd.
Version 2.0.2430 May 3, 2016

This is a major release of SSD Utility, which replaces the SSD Guru and SSD AccessPro products. These are the primary new features since SSD Guru/AccessPro V1.5:

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  • SSD Utility is now copyright KIOXIA Corporation.
  • Introduces support for TR150, RD400, VT180 and ZD6000 family.
  • Supports updating of device drivers.
  • Supports self-update of SSD Utility to future versions.
  • Provides alerts on potential SSD issues.
  • Management of notifications now supported in Settings.
  • Benchmark option available under Tuner.
  • Displays firmware, BIOS and driver release notes.
  • Multiple languages now supported in the user interface.
  • Can update firmware and BIOS on multiple drives together.
  • Automatically downloads Bootable SSD Utility image when creating.
  • Explicit control provided on shutting down or restarting system after an update.
  • NVMe™ Format option provides a quick “secure erase” option for RD400.
  • Manual Trim function has been removed, as Windows® 7 and above supports Trim natively. Manual Trim function remains in Linux® version of SSD Utility.
  • Any SSD used as the system drive is highlighted.
  • Will no longer allow firmware update to be attempted when not in AHCI mode for SATA SSDs.
  • Over provisioning enhancements with spanned disks and multiple namespaces.
  • Many minor enhancements.
Known Issues
  • Task tray icon may not appear correctly positioned and sized in some Linux® window managers.
Version 1.5.2312 Febuary 18, 2016
Improvements
  • Displays correct Dashboard Health value for TR150 SSDs running V12.2 firmware.
Known Issues
  • Task tray icon may not appear correctly positioned and sized in some Linux window managers.
Version 1.5.2144 January 16, 2016
Improvements
  • Introduce full support for TR150.
  • Resolves startup problem on some systems when running under certain OS language variants, such as Chinese.
Known Issues
  • Task tray icon may not appear correctly positioned and sized in some Linux window managers.
Important Notes About SSD Utility
  • Windows® and Linux®: Make sure to set your SATA controller to AHCI mode in the motherboard BIOS if it is not; for instructions see the user documentation for your computer.
  • SSD Utility is required to be run as a system administrator.
  • Internet connection is required for firmware and BIOS update.
  • Updating your firmware with the SSD Utility is not supported under Windows® XP.
  • Make back-up copies of any data on the SSD that you want to keep; some operations result in the complete loss of data on the SSD (you will be warned if this will occur).

How-To Videos*


How to Update Your Firmware

*Interface and features may vary from the latest version of SSD Utility. Recorded using Windows® 8 operating system.