HDD Diagnostic Software
on our list of hard drive diagnostic software is DiskCheckup, a free SMART
diagnostic tool. DiskCheckup by Passmark Software is an easy to
use, basic SMART diagnostic tool for your hard disks. It communicates with each
disk and retrieves its current status and compares it to the ideal profile for
Simply run DiskCheckup from the
.exe file, select the hard disk you wish to scan from the drop down box and click
Other Utilities for checking the status of a suspect hard drive include Active Smart , which is a Window-based
SMART monitoring program. Essentially "Active Smart" does the same thing as
DiskCheckup, which we profiled above, but with many more bells and whistles.
Smart checks your drives current
performance against its ideal performance and gives you a graph of the results
in each category.
Once you have started up the program, double click one
of the drives in the top windows to see Active SMART's opinion of your
drive's health. The difference between the threshold (red) line and the green current attribute line
should tell you all you need to know.
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