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Process Monitor v3.2

September 7th, 2015 No comments

Prevent data loss: Monitor your hardrive’s health status with CrystalDiskInfo

July 25th, 2012 2 comments

Data recovery is always costly. It’s always better to have backups, but what about the reliability of our backup drives? There is a way to find it out. Each hard drive, both internal and external, stores details about its health without any user intervention. It’s called S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) which monitors several parameters which helps to anticipate failures. S.M.A.R.T can detect only predictable failures which comes from normal wear and tear of mechanical components, and degradation of disk surface. CrystalDiskInfo is a free system utility to read your hard disk’s SMART data easily.

 

CrystalDiskInfo

 

  • IDE, SATA hard drives even on USB interface is supported.
  • can detect disks on RAID array.
  • less hungry on system resources.

CrystalDiskInfo can detect very interesting figures like

Power-On Hours (POH) : Count of hours in power-on state. The raw value of this attribute shows total count of hours (or minutes, or seconds, depending on manufacturer) in power-on state

Power Cycle Count : This attribute indicates the count of full hard disk power on/off cycles.

Temperature : Current internal temperature and many more.

source: wikipedia.com

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OS : Windows 7/2008/Vista/2003/XP/2000, x86/WoW64

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CCleaner : Prune your Windows registry and delete temporary files

June 19th, 2010 No comments

Thought of getting rid of Internet footprints?

Your search ends here, CCleaner

CCleaner

Those who are familiar with Redmond giant’s OS might know, in course of time Windows registry and temporary files make your hard disk bloated. It’s a pain to delete the files manually or to prune the registry. CC cleaner is a free utility to clean up the mess and optimize your PC. It takes care of Temporary files, history, cookies, Auto-complete form history, index.dat etc.

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My FOSS friends, don’t be disappointed, my next post is about a power tool to optimize your Linux box.

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