CORSAIR SSD Toolbox
CORSAIR has a piece of software called CORSAIR SSD TOOLBOX to go alongside the SSD. This provides information and feature access, as well as firmware update ability. At the time of testing, we used SSD Toolbox 188.8.131.52 which was the latest version. As of publishing, CORSAIR has released an even newer version, 184.108.40.206 as of 7/19.
The first thing you can do is view information about your SSD. You can see it sees ours as the Force MP600 NVMe Fixed Disk. The Firmware Version is EGFM13.0. It’s the 1TB version, the temperature at idle is 33c and it also shows the total host reads and total host writes of the drive. This will help you troubleshoot endurance issues. Checking the firmware version ours is up to date.
Next is overprovisioning, unfortunately, this drive does not support overprovisioning manipulation. It does have a factory overprovision, but you cannot change that. You can also view the S.M.A.R.T. status to make sure the drive is working well.
There is a Disk Clone feature which is great. You can clone partitions or whole drives from one to another. You can also resize partitions. This feature is extremely useful.
There is an optimization section, but it is just to run the TRIM command. We are using Windows Defrag to run TRIM, but you can control it here or by the command line.
This software does allow you to do a Secure Wipe of the SSD. This securely deletes the entire contents of the drive. Be careful with this feature though, it does write to each cell and does reduce the endurance by increasing the Terabytes Written.
Installation went smoothly, there was no special NVMe driver available from CORSAIR to install. It simply used the default Windows NVMe driver. In CrystalDiskInfo you can see it is running PCIe 4.0 x4 and NVM Express 1.3. Features supported are: S.M.A.R.T., TRIM, VolatileWriteCache.