Most people know CPU-Z and GPU-Z, but SSD-Z might still be relatively unknown. It is however a very useful utility and the new tool just got another upgrade to version 15.03.15b, but it still resides as a beta version. The new version brings along a list of bugfixes as well as a long list of new supported drives.
SSD-Z does what a lot of other apps also do, but in a familiar look as well as doing more than most apps. It can show you all your drives relevant information including what NAND is used, the controller, firmware and features. SMART and partition information are also available and so is a benchmark function. The benchmark function is still being developed, but it’s a great start. It will give you relevant information such as access times as well as random and sequential performance figures.
- Details of the controller and processing tech of NAND chips (for known devices).
- Verify that TRIM is enabled for your system and SSDs.
- S.M.A.R.T. status and full list of all the device’s available attributes.
- List of all partitions. Including hidden, unmapped and boot partitions.
- Benchmark IOPS, transfer speed and random access time (work in progress)
- View the raw device identify data words.
- The current user locale is now used to determine if Celcius or Fahrenheit should be used to display the temperature. If you wish to switch, click on the temperature panel on the device tab.
- The program is now DPI aware, meaning that using a DPI other than 100%, will scale the interface accordingly. This may require a little more tweaking.
- Many more devices have been added.
- Better SMART attribute interpretation based on the SSD controller.
- The minor ATA version is now reported in the ATA Standard tooltip.
- The actual model name is now shown in the program title. For most drives, this is different than the model name reported by the device itself. If an SSD is not in the internal database, no name will not appear in the program title.
- Fixed Kingston devices from being detected properly.
- Fixed an issue where “Samsung 840 PRO” would be detected as “Samsung 840”.
Thanks to Aezay for providing us with this information