Monitor the SMART attributes of your disk drives to avoid drive failure
PassMark DiskCheckup allows the user to monitor the SMART attributes of a particular hard disk drive. SMART ( Self Monitoring Analysis & Reporting Technology ) is an interface between a computer's BIOS (basic input/output system) and the computer hard disk. It is a feature of the Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics (EIDE) technology that controls access to the hard drive. If S.M.A.R.T is enabled when a computer is set up, the BIOS can receive analytical information from the hard drive and determine whether to send the user a warning message about possible future failure of the hard drive.SMART monitors elements of possible long term drive failure, such as 'Spin Up Time', the number of start/stops, the number of hours powered on and the temperature.DiskCheckup displays the current values of the SMART attributes, along with the Threshold value for that attribute. If any attribute value is close to or below the threshold, the drive is no longer reliable and should be replaced.Note that SMART attributes change slowly over time and are helpful when diagnosing the life span of a particular drive.DiskCheckup will display some additional drive information, such as the drive serial number, tracks, the number of cylinders, model number, the sectors per track, etc.Note: Free for personal use only. Requirements:
· 16 MB RAM
· 1 MB of disk space.
· A hard drive and BIOS that supports SMART, plus compatible drivers. Most recent hard drives are OK but drives connected via SCSI or hardware RAID will not work. But drives connected via SATA (serial ATA) are supported. Drives configured as software RAID (
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added support for executing disk self tests (if implemented by the drive)
· Drive information can now be refreshed by pressing 'F5' or clicking on the refresh button.
· Clicking on the drive icon will no longer refresh the drive information.
· Minor UI fixes