OCZ Enterprise Firmware Updates & Toolbox

OCZ Enterprise offers a variety of tools designed to enable viewing of SMART attributes/Identify Data, secure erase, and firmware updates for select enterprise SSDs. These include a graphical application, OCZ Toolbox, and a command-line based alternative, CLOUT.

OCZ Toolbox

Operating System Version Release Date Compatibility Guide Download
Microsoft Windows 4.9.0.634 November 27, 2014 8.1, 8 and 7 (32/64-bit) View 5.3MB
Linux 4.9.0.634 November 27, 2014 CentOS/Oracle/RedHat 6.0-6.5 and 7.0, Fedora 18-20, Mint 13-17, Oracle Unbreakable 5.8, SUSE 11 SP1-SP3, Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04-13.10, and 14.04 View 11.8MB

OCZ Toolbox Version 4.9.0.634 Release Notes

Improvements
  1. Added formal support for Saber 1000, including additional SMART attributes
  2. Several host interop issues resolved
  3. Fixed potential failure to recognise update of enterprise firmware whose version number ended with 'E'
  4. SMART attribute table columns rationalised to only provide information supported by the drive
  5. Trim now correctly reports errors if it fails
  6. Trim operation corrected for file systems and distributions where it would previously have failed
  7. Option to create bootable media to update a BIOS for a system drive now performs BIOS update correctly
  8. Option to create USB bootable media to update a system drive now works reliably
  9. Additional information now provided in many error messages
  10. Unified Bootable Toolbox ISO image now provided, replacing the separate Mac and PC Bootable Toolboxes. This can be used for:
    • both PC and Apple Macintosh operation
    • booting from CD or USB memory stick (See the User Guide for more information)
  11. Bootable Toolbox and the boot media for system drives created by Toolbox:
    • support a wider range of motherboards
    • support SAS adapters and the RevoDrive 350
    • Support operation of trackpads
  12. Bootable Toolbox no longer locks up when using Settings dialog multiple times
  13. Drives should now be reliably displayed in Bootable Toolbox once booted
Known Issues
  • Running Toolbox from a Linux command line may display a warning message "QT: session management error" in some Linux distributions. This message can be safely ignored.
  • Bootable Toolbox operation can be unreliable on some hosts if the keyboard, mouse and monitor are connected via a KVM
  • Bootable Toolbox does not support all Intel wireless adapters or Atheros wired network adapters
  • Some older Apple Macintosh cannot boot from USB for Bootable Toolbox
  • Bootable Toolbox may fail to update firmware on some Apple Macintosh if booting from CD, although booting from USB works correctly

OCZ CLOUT (command-line based alternative)

Operating System Version Release Date Compatibility Guide Download
Microsoft Windows 3.09.00.482 November 27, 2014 8.1, 8 and 7, Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2 View 634KB
Linux 3.09.00.482 November 27, 2014 CentOS/Oracle/RedHat 6.0-6.5, 7.0, SUSE 11 SP1-SP3, Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04-13.10, 14.04 View 941KB

CLOUT Version 3.09.00.482 Release Notes

Improvements
  1. Added formal support for Saber 1000
  2. Saber 1000 support includes Set DAS Polarity and additional SMART attributes
  3. The same Linux clout executable now works in 32 and 64 bit Linux distributions
  4. Several host interop issues resolved
  5. SMART attribute table columns rationalised to only provide information supported by the drive
  6. Error message now correctly displayed if an invalid serial number is specified
Known Issues
  1. Windows clout utility does not run in a 64 bit Windows PE environment

OCZ Enterprise SSD Firmware Releases

Product Firmware Version Release Date Release Notes
Intrepid 3600/3800 Series 1.4.6.0 July 11, 2014 Release Notes
C Series:
Deneva 2, Talos 2, Z-Drive R4
2.25 (current)
2.22 (past)
October 5, 2012 (current)
June 6, 2012 (past)
Release Notes (current)
Release Notes (past)
R Series:
Deneva 2, Talos 2, Z-Drive R4
3.20e (current)
3.10e (past)
November 16, 2012 (current)
August 3, 2012 (past)
Release Notes (current)
Release Notes (past)
C Series: Deneva, Talos
R Series: Deneva, Talos
1.37 June 5, 2012 Release Notes

OCZ Enterprise SSD BIOS Releases

Product BIOS Version Release Date Release Notes
Z-Drive 4500
Z-Drive R4 C Series
Z-Drive R4 R Series
1.6.4 March 14, 2014 Release Notes
IMPORTANT NOTE:
  • Updating firmware is not supported on drives running as the boot drive. Please install the SSD as a secondary drive when updating the firmware.
  • The OCZ Toolbox may not recognize drives on Intel motherboards running RST 10.1.X.XXXX drivers. We recommend updating your RST driver, or using Microsoft ACHI drivers for drives to be properly recognized in Toolbox.
  • Updating your firmware with the OCZ Toolbox/CLOUT is not supported under Windows XP
  • Always download the latest OCZ Toolbox/CLOUT Version from ocz.com/enterprise for your enterprise product
  • Flashing your SSD(s) should not result in data loss. However, OCZ recommends that you back up your data as a precaution before proceeding
  • Internet connection is required for firmware update

 

 

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