Business and home users are always concerned about their precious data. Hard disk’s can fail anytime. We can say that hard disk crashing is nothing new and many people have already faced this problem. A hard disk failure occurs when a hard disk drive malfunctions due to any reason. The data then is hard to recover and in some cases, recovering lost data can be very expensive.
Therefore, here is a very useful utility – CrystalDiskInfo. CrystalDiskInfo is a hard disk and SSD (solid state drive) utility that checks/monitors hard disk. This tool is not just for the regular SATA drives, but it can also check health of SSD’s.
To know whether there is any threat of a hard disk failure, we should take a look at individual SMART values. The value of disk (Current and Worst) should always be above “Threshold”. Thus, this helps in assessment of the disk status and we can take precautionary steps.
This utility checks hard disk health status and provides more information about hard drive. It shows information like model number, interface, temperature, firmware, serial number, transfer mode, drive letters, supported features, buffer size, power on time, power on hours, graph of S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) information and much more.
- Monitor health status and temperature
- Sends alert mail
- Resident and alarm temperature
- Graph of S.M.A.R.T. information
- Controller Information
- Control AAM/APM settings
Users will really find this information useful. Apart from the technical details, the main thing that we should be concerned is “Health Status”. If its in “Good” shape, then there’s no need to worry about, but if it says “caution” or “bad”, then you should start backing up important files. This program is compatible with Windows 7/2008/Vista/2003/XP (x86/x64).
Note: Apart from this useful utility, it’s always recommended to have a backup of your precious data.
Download CrystalDiskInfo from here