CrystalDiskInfo

CrystalDiskInfo 5.4

Free
CrystalDiskInfo is a powerful utility that monitors your HDD and SSD disks
3.7  (83 votes)
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CrystalDiskInfo is a powerful utility that monitors your HDD and SSD disks, in regard to temperature, S.M.A.R.T. values and so on. Basically, it monitors every important aspect of your hard drive, so that your disk can work at its maximum potential.

S.M.A.R.T. is a technology that detects any errors that could develop in your hard drive and, in effect, can anticipate failures of this specific hardware device. Without any doubt, S.M.A.R.T. technology is one of the best when it comes to preventing hard disk failures. So the fact that CrystalDiskInfo uses it makes it a great and handy application.

But it has one flaw, too. It does not repair the problems, it only detects them. Still, CrystalDiskInfo can be a life saver if you have important files on your PC and you do not want to lose them, such as those from work. Moreover, it is APM compatible, which means that CrystalDiskInfo communicates directly with BIOS, this feature being implemented so that the error detection could be more accurate.

CrystalDiskInfo is a free utility that should not be missing from your computer, especially when you have an old hard disk and you want to prevent data loss.

Andy Richard
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Review summary

Pros

  • Uses S.M.A.R.T. tehnology, one of the best in regards of failure anticipation

Cons

  • It does not repair the problems, it only detects them
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