System tweakers are familiar with CPU-Z and GPU-Z. While made by different developers, the “Z” universally signifies a lightweight utility for querying the capabilities of your PC’s hardware — in this case your processor and graphics card. You can now add SSD-Z to the bunch for giving your SSD a quick quiz.
The presentation mimics that of its siblings (well, step-siblings), with information about your hard drives — regardless of whether they’re magnetic or flash — being shown in a straightforward manner. Along the top you have access to SMART data as well as basic benchmarking.
I’m not personally up-to-date on the go-to SSD tools, but this looks like my preference for now, if only because of its similarities to the other “Z” programs.
It’s currently in beta, according to the website, but I didn’t encounter any issues while testing it. One thing I noticed is that SSD-Z starts with the main drive selected, SSD or not — it’d be nice if it automatically started on the first flash disk it finds.
You can download SSD-Z from the developer’s site, in RAR or ZIP form.