Today Intel released an update to their SSD Toolbox software package. Added features consist of a System Configuration Tuner and the ability to secure erase Intel-branded SSD’s. You can secure erase an Intel SSD provided no partition is present (i.e. it can not be the system boot drive).
I did some quick testing and found good compatibility even when using an Intel SSD connected to a non-Intel SATA controller (with AHCI enabled).
The new SSD Toolbox is now available for download here, so go grab it!
An update of the Intel® Solid-State Drive Toolbox is now available for Intel SSD users. New features include a System Configuration Tuner to help users configure their system for optimal SSD performance, power efficiency and endurance. The toolbox is a free, downloadable utility that helps manage the health of your Intel SSD. Download it at: www.intel.com/go/ssdtoolbox. Check out the full multimedia press kit at www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/ssd/.