HDD S.M.A.R.T. monitor utility is used to check and monitor the S.M.A.R.T. status of the hard drives.
All modern hard drives use special internal health monitoring software, called S.M.A.R.T. technology (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology). It constantly tracks the set of vital hard drive parameters (read/write errors, temperature and so on), and store information in the HDD internal memory.
To retrieve this information from the hard drive you need a S.M.A.R.T. monitor software – ActiveSMART.
ActiveSMART is one of the most popular S.M.A.R.T. monitoring software. It supports various hard drives, monitors the HDD S.M.A.R.T. status, temperature, hard drive health status, performance, amount of bad block, read or write errors and many other vital disk parameters.
Download ActiveSMART – HDD S.M.A.R.T. monitor utility
Why do you need to monitor hard drive’s SMART status?
Because changes of HDD SMART status may predict a potential hard drive failure. ActiveSMART can detect this changes and alert you, so you can backup your data or replace the hard drive before the data is lost.