CrystalDiskInfo

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Description

CrystalDiskInfo is an efficient system monitoring tool which checks and displays the health status of the hard disks on a computer. The application monitors attributes such as the temperature and S.M.A.R.T. Other information such as serial number and hardware features supported are also displayed.

Features

CrystalDiskInfo is a useful tool for monitoring hard disks. The application does a health checkup of the hard disks and displays in-depth and relevant information about the hard disks. The program displays information such as the current temperature, information of the various individual drives in detail, serial numbers, hardware features supported by the application and information about S.M.A.R.T.

The program displays other information such as statistical graphs which are powered by Flot and help in easy comparisons using the graphical methods, email alerts which are integrated in the application and system trey alerts which are termed as resident alerts. The program supports Solid State Drives (SSD) and the graphical displays can be customised. This allows users to monitor the performance over a period of time.

Other details displayed by the application include start and stop count, end to end errors, read error rates, reallocation event counts, command timeout and values related to the raw, threshold, worst and current for each of the attributes.

The application has a very simple and intuitive interface and hence even new users can easily use it to monitor the performance of their hard disks. The application is even more useful for advanced users who can get detailed analysis of their hard disks. The installation process is simple and there is a portable version of the application which can be carried on removable devices and does not require any installation. The application supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Comparison

Acronis Drive Monitor is an application similar to CrystalDiskInfo. The application monitors the performance of the hard disks and generated detailed reports about the status of the hard disks. The application generates an onscreen alert and send an email when it senses a problem. Further, it informs what needs to be done in such instances. The application provides a weekly report for the monitoring activities and the summary are colour coded. The software efficiently displays the health of the hard disks in a concise and yet detailed manner.

Conclusion

CrystalDiskInfo is a highly effective tool for monitoring the health status of the hard disks. The application checks the various parameters of the hard disks and generates detailed information report of the hard disk status. The program supports solid state drives and has an integrated support for sending emails for the alerts generated by the application. It is an effective application which alerts the users about the possible system failure or hard disk crashes.

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