Saturday, November 2, 2013

CrystalDiskInfo 6.0 – HDD Health Monitoring Utility

CrystalDiskInfo 6.0 - HDD Health Monitoring UtilityThere are very rare tools that can possibly show the information of our hard disk drives (HDDs). CrystalDiskInfo is one of the system diagnostic tools which can be helpful in monitoring the health and status of your HDDs with easy-to-manage interface. This is a free system utility that displays compact information as well as monitors S.M.A.R.T values, and disk temperature. It can even alert you when things go wrong.

Supported Disks (HDD/SSD):
  • Serial ATA and IDE (Parallel ATA) disks connected internal ATA controller.
  • A part of USB-HDD
  • Does not support RAID disks and IDE (Parallel ATA) and Serial ATA disks connected external ATA controller.
New Features:
  • Current Transfer Mode report
  • Windows 8.1 support
  • Per-Monitor DPI support (Windows 8.1)
  • Opus support
  • Server Core support
  • DevSleep detection
  • New Strings to language files
Once you launch the application, CrystalDiskInfo instantly displays a list of details on your hard drive. The details include drive model name, disk size, firmware, serial number, interface type, transfer mode, drive letter, buffer size, NV cache size, rotation rate, power on count and on hours, and more. You can even view the health status and temperature of the drive, along with S.M.A.R.T information such as current, worst, threshold, and raw values.

CrystalDiskInfo 6.0 - HDD Information

Key Features:
  • Shows General Information, Controller Information, and S.M.A.R.T information.
  • Result of IDENTIFY DEVICE, SMART READ DATA, and SMART READ THRESHOLD commands.
  • Requires Administrative privileges to access information
  • Requires .NET Framework 2.0 or later for ‘Alert Mail’
  • Patch tool to identify fail during NCQ write command.
You can access “Disk Management”, to create a simple, organize disk conversion options, as well as extend and shrink partitions. You can run CrystalDiskInfo at startup, enable advanced disk search, change preferred language, and change the font. It consumes very less amount of system resources.

Finally, CrystalDiskInfo is a must-have system diagnostic utility for every PC user to monitor the health status of HDDs. Download the latest version CrystalDiskInfo 6.0 for free which supports Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008, 2003, and 2000.
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