Command Line Online Update Tool (CLOUT) Command-line Based Alternative for SSD Utility

Command Line Online Update Tool (CLOUT) is a command Line Interface (CLI) based tool for managing OCZ SSDs including firmware and BIOS updates. For a Graphical User Interface (GUI) based alternative, check out SSD Utility.

In general, CLOUT has similar features to SSD Utility, but with a few differences in the products it supports. Check CLOUT's Commands and Compatibility

Features and Compatibility for CLOUT

For a description of each command, read the User Guide.

CLI Commands Supported Products Operating System
(--help) All (Trion 100/150, TR150, Vector 150/180, VT180, RevoDrive 350, RD400/400A, ARC 100, Vertex 460/460A, Intrepid 3600/3700/3800, Saber 1000, Z-Drive 4500, Z-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300 All (Windows®, Linux®)
(--bios[--install]) RevoDrive 350, Z-Drive 4500, Z-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300 All
(--cfg) All All
(--cfg --ns <id>) RD400/400A, Z-Drive 6000, ZD/6000/6300 All
(--list) All All
(--power-loss-test) Intrepid 3600/3700/3800 All
(--fwupd) All All
(--set-das-polarity) Intrepid 3600/3700/3800, Saber 1000, Z-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300 All
(--set-sata-speed) Intrepid 3600/3700/3800 All
(--debug-log) Intrepid 3600/3700/3800, Z-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300 All
(--serase[--crypto]) All All
(--smart) All All
(--log) All All
(--force) AllAll
(--loc) All All
(--pkg) All All
(--raw) All All
(--serial) All All
(--nsformat) RD400/400A, Z-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300 All
(--set-power-state) Z-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300 All
(--nscreate) Z-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300 (v2.x firmware) All
(--nsdelete) Z-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300 (v2.x firmware) All
(--nsattach) Z-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300 (v2.x firmware) All
(--nsdetach) Z-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300 (v2.x firmware) All
(--version) Z-Drive 6000, ZD6000/6300 (v2.x firmware) All
Devices can be ~Logical Drive Names~ All All
~Device Name~ All All
~Physical Drive Numbers~ All All
If a range of devices ~Logical Drive Names~ All All
~Physical Driver Numbers~ All All

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  • Version: 4.02.00.695
  • Release: July 11, 2016
  • User Guide

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Operating System Compatibility Download
Microsoft® Windows® Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 7; Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows® 2012, Windows® 2008 R2, Windows® PE 3.0 and later Download 1.4MB (.zip)
Linux® CentOS/Oracle/RedHat 6.0-6.7, 7.0-7.1; SUSE 11 SP1-SP4, 12; Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04-15.04; VMware® ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0 (using the 32-bit Linux executable) Download 2.0MB (.tar.gz)

Compatible Products: ARC 100, Trion 100/150, TR150, Radeon R7, Vector, Vector 150/180, VT180, Vertex 450/460/460A, RevoDrive 3/3x2, RevoDrive 350, and RD400/400A.
Compatible Enterprise Products: Deneva 2, Saber 1000, Intrepid 3600/3700/3800, Z-Drive R4, Z-Drive 4500, Z-Drive 6000/6300, ZD6000/6300.

Command Line Online Update Tool (CLOUT) Release Notes

Version 4.02.00.695 July 11, 2016
Improvements

This is a maintenance release of Command Line Online Update Tool (CLOUT), with the following enhancements:

  • Add XG3 support
  • Add VX500 support
  • Include Toshiba EULA, minor changes to text output
  • Fix firmware update through stornvme in 64-bit build
Known Issues
  • None

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Version 4.02.00.668 May 3, 2016
Improvements
  • CLOUT is now copyright Toshiba Corporation
  • Supports --install option on BIOS update to allow an NVMe Option ROM to be installed on a ZD6000 drive that doesn’t currently have one
  • Supports --raw option on firmware and BIOS update to allow update to be performed using a raw firmware binary file
  • More detailed identify information displayed for an NVMe™ drive
  • NVMe namespace attach & detach can now apply to a specified controller
  • Multiple drive firmware update now works correctly if first drive does not require an update
Version 4.01.00575 October 5, 2015
Improvements
  • Supports --list option which lists all OCZ drives on a host
  • Enhancements for use with OCZ ZD6000/6300 V2.0 firmware:
    - Add NVMe namespace management commands --nscreate, --nsdelete, --nsattach and --nsdetach
    - Enhanced --nsformat NVMe namespace format command, adding crypto erase and protection information control
    - Existing --serase command applies to all NVMe namespaces
  • Fixes issues with SATA drive operation behind LSI RAID controllers, particularly affecting secure erase
  • Improvements to error messages and error code returns on failure
Version 4.00.00.551
Improvements
  • Fully supports OCZ IT3700 and OCZ ZD6000/6300
  • Separate 32 and 64 bit versions of both Windows® and Linux® utilities provided to:
    - Support operation in Windows® PE environment
    - Support operation in VMware® ESXi 5.0 and later
    - Support operation in native 64-bit only distributions
  • Improvements to error messages and error code returns on failure
  • Improvement to firmware update reliability in some Linux® distributions
  • PCIe® interface details now displayed in --cfg option for PCIe based SSDs
Version 3.09.00.482
Improvements
  • Added formal support for Saber 1000
  • Saber 1000 support includes Set DAS Polarity and additional SMART attributes
  • The same Linux® clout executable now works in 32 and 64 bit Linux distributions
  • Several host interop issues resolved
  • SMART attribute table columns rationalised to only provide information supported by the drive
  • Error message now correctly displayed if an invalid serial number is specified
Known Issues
  • Windows® CLOUT utility does not run in a 64 bit Windows® PE environment

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Important Note About Command Line Online Update Tool (CLOUT)
  • Updating your firmware with the CLOUT is not supported under Windows® XP
  • Always download the latest version of CLOUT from ocz.com
  • Flashing your SSD(s) should not result in data loss. However, we recommends that you back up your data as a precaution before proceeding.
  • Internet connection is required for firmware update

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