August 31, 2012

Want to keep your SSD healthy? Try SSD Scope

SSD Scope is an advanced software application developed for use with Transcend SSD products. It brings together the latest technology in determining the condition and optimizing performance of an SSD, including S.M.A.R.T. and TRIM support, into a single user-friendly tool.

Let’s start with the two main functions of SSD Scope: Diagnostic Scan and Secure Erase.

# Diagnostic Scan
This function performs an overall health evaluation of your Transcend SSD. You will want to use it when dealing with large amounts of data, when system installation is completed, or simply when there is something wrong with your SSD.

You can either run quick scan for a fast Read error check or, for more in-depth analysis, run full scan to examine every sector of the drive.

1. Select “SCAN” on the Main Menu.

2. Choose the Transcend SSD on which is expected to execute a diagnostic scan.

3. Click “Quick Scan” or “Full Scan” button to scan the SSD. Click “Stop” button to terminate the process.

4. The result shows whether the SSD is healthy.

# Secure Erase
Used as a method to combat performance degradation, this function guarantees the permanent removal of all data on the drive to continue peak operation over time.

1. Select “ERASE” on the Main Menu.

2. Choose the Transcend SSD which is expected to be formatted by the “Secure Erase” utility, and click “Quick Erase” or “Full Erase” button.

NOTE: The selected device must “not” be the currently using system SSD!

 3. A “Yes” button clicked is needed to execute the “Secure Erase” process.

4. It could take some time to execute the secure erase. The time length depends on the capacity of the SSD.

5. When the secure erase process is finished, a success notification message box comes out. Close any running applications then click “OK” button to reboot the system.

NOTE: After erasing the SSD, it is necessary to reboot the system.

* Support models: Transcend SSD25S (Start from S/N:455605-0001*) & SSD25.


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