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Active SMART will notify you if an attribute line changes on a later scan, so
you can track your drive's health over time.
The program has a variety of
scanning options, but the default will scan your drives during Windows startup,
and every hour after. The actual scanning process is almost
Active SMART is trialware, with
a 21-day period. Consider this a good basic tool for diagnosing the physical
status of your drives. While it does not actually do anything that DiskCheckup
does not, its automatic scans, notification options and easy to read graphs make
for a more useful program.
Workbench by DIY Data Recovery is another
comprehensive trialware program you may also
want to look into.
there is Symantec's popular Norton
Utilities software suite includes Disc Doctor, which analyzes partition tables
and data on the disk for errors. It actually uses Windows XP's integrated CHKDSK
program to do the scanning, but it gives you much more verbose information on
what errors were found and fixed. It's certainly worth running for a quick test
of your data's integrity on the hard drive.
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