Thursday, November 10, 2011

Monitor the Condition of HDD with Acronis Drive Monitor

Hard drive is one component of a computer / pc that needs to be guarded condition, especially if it contains in it many of our important data or documents that may be worth far more than the hard disk itself. How can we monitor the condition (health) hard drive in our computers?

Damage to the hard drive is a lot happening for some people, ranging from mild to severe. The existence of bad sectors on hard drives can be fatal, because the necessary data which may be the result of many months or even years can go away.To prevent and monitor the condition of the hard drive, one of the free software we can use the Acronis Drive Director. With this software we are helped by the absence of a warning when the disk starts problematic. Not only that, this software will monitor things like temperature, an error reading or writing, the total running time, and others. With this early warning, then we can immediately secure the necessary data and possibly replace with a new hard drive preparation.Download Acronis Drive Monitor
Although free, but to get the software that measures approximately 18 MB of this we must register the name, origin and email address. I check the download link from cnet and softpedia also seemed to require registration. Therefore we just downloaded from Acronis official website (link at the bottom). From the download page select sja Home Users
After fill in the name front, back, home and email address, we will be offered whether to include additional software (Acronis True Image, is not free but trial / experiment). So we choose the download option at no extra by click the Continue button without adding. After that the download will begin.Use
After the download is complete, install on your computer. Once the program installed on your computer and run there will be 3 main menu, namely the disk, backup and Critical events. For the backup menu, will not be discussed, because of backups here and do not require other software included in this application.
Disk menu is the main menu, we will be served a variety of information on the computer hard drive, such as temperature (in Celsius or Fahrenheit, can be arranged through the options), the power on, hard drive health, SMART monitoring and status of each of the parameters, and events. If the temperature of your hard drive or abnormal conditions, this application will give a warning.
Critical Event of the menu, we can see if there are events that indicate the error data (read or write) that is detected by the Windows Event Log. Double-click any message to get more detailed information.This software is quite useful especially for those who use a computer with a hard working high so we need to get a warning if the temperature is too high hard drive, hard drive to prevent damage or data loss. This software live install and run, because we do not need to set a lot of things, maybe just change the temperature from Fahrenheit to Celsius only.The downside of this software in my opinion is the download process which must go through registration and file sizes are rather large for such monitoring features. Alternatively, we could use a similar free software, namely CrystalDiskInfo. We do not need to register to use this software and its size is only about 1.6 MB.

Download Acronis Drive Monitor (18.1 MB)

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