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 Compatability Guide Download
Microsoft Windows 4.5.2.298 April 16, 2014 8.1, 8 and 7 (32/64-bit) View 5.1MB
Linux 4.5.2.298 April 16, 2014 CentOS/Oracle/RedHat 6.x, Fedora 18-20, Mint 13-16, Oracle Unbreakable 5.8, SUSE 11 SP1-SP3, Ubuntu 12.04-13.10 View 12.7MB

Toolbox Version 4.5.2.298 Release Notes

Improvements
  1. Added supercap test for Intrepid 3000 drives
  2. Added “Settings” button containing options for using a proxy server
  3. Added support for RevoDrive 350
  4. Added close Button(X Button) in Fedora 20
  5. Added reboot to Bootable Media after the firmware update is complete
  6. Updated EULA, background, logo, desktop icon, and digital certificate for OCZ Storage Solutions
  7. Fixed label on F/W update progress bar
  8. Fixed TRIM support detection for PCIe drives
  9. Fixed failures in firmware upgrade on OCZ drives within Windows 8 OS
  10. Fixed clipping of "Settings" and boot media options in Linux version
  11. Fixed failure to recognize USB for bootable updater under Ubuntu 13.10
  12. Fixed failure to update BIOS on some drives under Win 2008 x86
  13. Fixed failure to udate BIOS on Z-Drives under win 7 x86
  14. Fixed failure to secure erase LSI/Sandforce-based drives when using RST driver
  15. Fixed long delay to post "Network connection error" message during failed firmware update
  16. Fixed Intrepid 3000 firmware update under Windows 8 and Server 2012 when using MS AHCI drivers
Known Issues
  • USB/CD image updater does not work for SAS drives
  • USB updater fails on MSI 990FXA-GD80, MSI 990XA-GD55 and BIOSTAR TA990FXE motherboards
  • The "Create Bootable Media" option does not appear in all Linux distributions. In such cases, firmware on the device can be updated without the use of external boot media.
Previous Version 4.5.0.227 Release Notes
Improvements
  1. Added support for oczpcie driver
  2. Improved Intrepid 3000 series support
  3. Added support for boot drive updates for Barefoot 3 drives
  4. Improved SMART Attribute support
  5. Fixed display of Identify Data word 100
  6. Added Windows 8 TRIM support
Known Issues
  • Boot drive updates via Toolbox only work with drives containing Everest 2 or Barefoot 3 controllers
  • USB/CD image updater does not work for SAS drives
  • USB updater fails on MSI 990FXA-GD80, MSI 990XA-GD55 and BIOSTAR TA990FXE motherboards
  • Firmware Update on Talos 2R shows an error even though it succeeds
  • USB/CD image updater does not work with SLES 11.10
  • Deneva 2C with firmware v2.50 does not support Secure Erase in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  • Intrepid 3000 series produces error message "Error 28" when testing TRIM on Ubuntu 11.10

OCZ CLOUT (command-line based alternative)

Operating System Version Release Date Compatability Guide Download
Microsoft Windows 3.05.01.355 April 16, 2014 8.1, 8 and 7 (32/64-bit) View 423KB
Linux 3.05.01.355 April 16, 2014 CentOS/Oracle/RedHat 6.x, Fedora 18-20, Mint 13-16, Oracle Unbreakable 5.8, SUSE 11 SP1-SP3, Ubuntu 12.04-13.10 View 766KB

CLOUT Version 3.05.01.355 Release Notes

Improvements
  1. Added support for drives based on BF3 controller
  2. Added support for Intrepid 3000 series drives
  3. Improved F/W Update functionality
  4. Improved SMART support
  5. Added support for new oczpcie Linux driver
  6. Fixed TRIM under Windows XP
  7. Improved SCSI error checking
  8. Allows system drive F/W updates on BF3-based drives
  9. Updated names for Intrepid 3000 SMART Attributes 0xE6, 0xC6, 0xC7
  10. Updated name for BF3 SMART attribute 0xE0
  11. Updated name for SandForce SMART attribute 235
  12. Added support for Intrepid 3000 Supercap Test
  13. Added support for Intrepid 3000 Set DAS Polarity
  14. Fixed help file message for --power-loss-test
  15. Fixed firmware upgrade under Windows 8
  16. Added --version switch
  17. Added --debug-log feature for Intrepid 3000 drives
  18. Fixed --debug-log feature returning binary mismatch when issued on Intel, AMD & MS drivers
  19. Fixed BIOS upgrade/downgrade failure with Talos 2R
  20. Change BF3 SMART description for attribute 0xF9, Total NAND Programming Count, from GB to pages
  21. Fixed Intrepid 3000 firmware upgrade under Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
  22. Added heading, "Identify Data Sector:" before the hex dump in log
Known Issues
  • Secure erase fails on frozen BF2 Drives
  • Error messages in log even though secure erase was successful
  • Clout returns 'device not supported' with some SATA drivers

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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