Instructions in advance, after Lavalys‘s EVEREST (from Canada) was discontinued, FinalWire‘s AIDA64 (from Hungary) became its successor. EVEREST Ultimate Edition is now AIDA64 Extreme Edition, and EVEREST Corporate Edition is now AIDA64 Business Edition. Continue reading [v5.95] AIDA64 – World #1 system, hardware monitor & diagnostic tool
Solid-state drives (SSD) have obvious advantages than the traditional mechanical hard disk drives (HDD), but do not mistakenly believe that an SSD does not need optimization. However, for the optimization of SSD, many users may just know one optimization setting – a new SSD should be formatted with 4K alignment. In fact, SSD actually has a lot of places that can be optimized for making its speed faster and service life longer.
As far as I can see, HD Tune Pro has been the best and most popular universal hard disk testing and diagnostic toolkit all the time. It can show you all the performance parameters of any kind of storage media, including Firmware version, Capacity, Serial number, Buffer size, SATA standard, supported UDMA mode and the supported features like read-write speed, burst rate, … Continue reading [v5.70] HD Tune Pro – Representative hard drive test & diagnosis utility
Bad sector (bad track) is one of the most common failures of mechanical hard disk (HDD), which usually characterizes hard disk reads/writes slow, system prompts “… I/O error”, program gives “cyclic redundancy check (CRC) error”, etc. In these cases, we need use some specially designed tools to correctly detect whether our hard disk has had bad sectors or not, and nip in the bud.
The data stored in hard drive is almost always important (also vital for few guys), so it’s necessary to regularly check their health status. CrystalDiskInfo is an open-source, free hard disk detection tool from Japan. It can provide comprehensive health info of HDD/SSD through reading its S.M.A.R.T. data (which can be used to monitor and analyze the health condition of hard drive in real time).
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For the most important storage device in our computer – hard disk, after a period of use, it is necessary to learn about the health status of the hard disk, which is contribute to saving the individual important data, in order to avoid loss.