DiskCheckup

DiskCheckup 3.1

This tool will help you monitor the health of your hard-disk
4.0  (3 votes)
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Generally, hard disks will deteriorate over time. The surest way to prevent data loss is to constantly monitor the health of your hard disk. DiskCheckup offers an effective solution of doing exactly that.

DiskCheckup is a handy application that collects and displays detailed information about your hard-disk. The program uses S.M.A.R.T data monitoring to help you anticipate HDD failures, before these actually occur. This is important as it will give you a chance to backup your data before it becomes unrecoverable.

While testing DiskCheckup I found sound functions that I actually appreciated. From my point of view, one of the best features that this program has to offer is that it can monitor the temperature of your hard-disk. What’s even better is that you can choose a threshold and, if the temperature goes above it, the program will notify you either through a message window or via e-mail.

Another advantage of using DiskCheckup is that the application allows you to export the drive information, SMART data and SMART history as text files. Unfortunately, this function has a glitch: if you change the name of the output file, the program will automatically save it without an extension.

As a personal opinion, DiskCheckup is a handy application that I recommend. The program provides a lot of useful information, it is easy to operate and it takes up very few resources, so it is definitely worth having.

Sean O'Reilly
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Review summary

Pros

  • Monitor's the temperature of your HDD and can alert you if it goes over a certain threshold.
  • Allows you to export the data that it gathers

Cons

  • If you modify the default name of the exported files, they will be saved without an extension
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