What is a disk monitor utility?
It is special software that monitors the health status of the hard drive. Its main purpose is to prevent and predict drive failure and save the data that stored on the hard drive.
Active SMART is one of the most popular disk monitor utilities. It works in the background while Windows is running, and it constantly checks the health of your hard drive(s) by monitoring their S.M.A.R.T. status (S.M.A.R.T. stands for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology).
Download ActiveSMART - hard drive monitoring utility
S.M.A.R.T. technology was developed by a number of major hard disk drive manufacturers in a concerted effort to increase the reliability of drives. It is a technology that enables the PC to reliably predict approaching failure of hard disk drives. S.M.A.R.T. technology has become an industry standard for hard drive manufacturers. You can find more about S.M.A.R.T. on SMART Technology page.
Active SMART also checks hard drive temperature and lets you prevent overheating, hard drive performance; additionally, it traces the drive’s internal data and predicts the potential drive failure date.
See below the screenshot of Active SMART disk monitor utlity:
Currently the SMART system can detect about 70% of all hard drive errors. When Active SMART detects a potential problem, the drive can be repaired or replaced before any data is lost or damaged.
Active SMART is industry-leading disk monitoring software for computers that use S.M.A.R.T. technology.
Using your personal notification settings, Active SMART lets you know about a potential disk health problem before you lose valuable data.
Active SMART works on Windows 10, 8, Windows Server 2013, XP and Vista.
Active SMART is S.M.A.R.T. system compliant software.
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