Monitor your Hard Disks with ActiveSMART



Hard Drives are not one of the most reliable devices. There are chances that it might suddenly fail one day resulting in loss of our precious data. ActiveSMART is an industry leading S.M.A.R.T. diagnostic and failure prediction software for hard drives. It uses S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) to monitor the health status of Hard Disk Drives, monitors the drives temperature, prevents data loss and predicts possible drive fails, using special algorithms.

 

ActiveSMART

It sits quietly in the background and monitors the SMART status of your hard drives. If any of the parameters changes, it warns you. It will also display the TEC ( Threshold Exceed Condition) date, the date at which SMART estimates your drive will fail, should one appear for a given parameter. It also handy for checking your basic disk info such as partition sizes, support for DMA and PIO modes and the current temperature. You can also trigger a warning if the drive gets too hot. Every change is logged so you can always see a history of what is going on. Warnings can be simple pop up messages, emails or network messages

The trial version works for 30 days and the full version will cost you $24. Though it certainly has some useful features, how accurate it really is, it is hard to tell. But it is definitely a good tool to keep track of your hard disk.

Thanks to Abhishek for recommending me this.

8 Comments

  1. Pavan Kumar says:

    But I guess there might be a need to compensate with the performance…

  2. Sandip says:

    hmmm haven’t heard of any thing like this app, will definitely give a try to this,
    can we have any app which can prevent HDD from creating bad sectors??

  3. Nirmal says:

    Never tried such a software, looks like a good one.

  4. Jacklin says:

    Yeah I have same question with Sandip…Knowing that our hard disk temperature is too hot in the middle of an urgent task is annoying too 🙂

  5. @Pavan
    The performance wont suffer. You will get a basic prediction whether your hard disk is safe or not.

    @Sandip
    I dont think there is one yet.

    @Nirmal
    Do try it , it is good.

    @Jacklin
    You can set a threashold limit and stop the popups.

  6. Keith Dsouza says:

    Looks good will give this a try and see how it performs 🙂

  7. MOin says:

    i use hdtune and its really good by interface this is looking even better gonna give it a try

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