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#1 biferibiferi

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 11:05 AM

Is there a free program that will see if my Hard Drive macanics are about to go?



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#2 Sintharius

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 11:14 AM

You can use GSmartControl. It's open source and fairly easy to use, has SMART reports and drive tests.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 11:49 AM

Acronis Drive Monitor is free.  HD tune is free.  Just to name 2 of many utilities.


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Posted 14 April 2015 - 03:23 PM

Acronis Drive Monitor is resident, so you'll have to live with the alerts that it throws constantly (I get alerts every time my system deleted an old restore point, because ADM seems to think it's a bad thing).

GSmartControl and CrystalDiskInfo are good if you want to check from time to time, and also test for errors.

For a list of hard drive diagnostic tools, you can see here.

Edited by Alexstrasza, 14 April 2015 - 03:24 PM.


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Posted 14 April 2015 - 03:32 PM

"Acronis Drive Monitor is resident, so you'll have to live with the alerts..."

correct!  I've had to remove several of its alerts, the only thing active is the hard-drive temperature green/yellow/red settings.


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Posted 16 April 2015 - 12:47 PM

FWIW:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/page-2

 

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