Skip to main content

Determine The Health Of Your Hard Disks With Acronis Drive Monitor

All of you have either experienced a hard disk failure or know someone that did. It's unavoidable as all hard disks eventually fail. As our hard disk contains lot of valuable data inside, it is essential to monitor the health of the hard disk, so that we can backup our data before disaster strikes. Here is how to determine the health of a hard disk with Acronis Drive Monitor.

Acronis Drive Monitor is a free tool from the well-known data backup software developer Acronis that help you predict when a hard drive is about to fail, and provides early warning to save your data.

When Acronis Drive Monitor identifies a problem, it generates an onscreen alert describing the specific finding.

It offers a simple and easy to understand explanation of the alert, guiding you to the steps you need to take to remedy the issue. A color-coded summary provides an overview of the disk's health at a glance and weekly reports summarize the findings.

Acronis Drive Monitor is easy to use. The default settings are enough to monitor the health of a disk. It makes use of S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) to determine the hard disk health and if any of your hard drives does not support S.M.A.R.T. for monitoring, you can create a custom script.

More details and download available at source here.


Popular posts from this blog

Surf the Web Anonymously With Firefox Add-on Phproxy

There are several web based proxy servers available to surf the internet anonymously or as from another country. The Firefox add-on (Firefox 3 – 4) Phzilla helps you view a webpage or surf the internet using the PHProxy (a type of web based proxy server) proxy servers. It is very easy and convenient to use.

Restore Lost Capacity Of Your USB Flash Drive (How to)

Some malware can hide full capacity of your USB flash drive. For example, a 4GB pen drive sometimes shows only 500kb or less. An interesting part of this situation is that, even after removing the malware or formatting the USB flash drive, you will not get back its original capacity. Therefore, the question here is how to restore a USB flash drive to its full capacity.

PaperBus-free & fast web proxy solution for anonymous internet surfing

There are several free proxy solutions available for downloading ( we had covered few of them in the previous posts ), but from my personal experience most of them are very slow in my country. If you are looking for a free, fast and reliable proxy solution for anonymous surfing, Here is a new multi-platform application, PaperBus (ad-supported) which lets you surf anonymously and bypass internet filters. Paper bus (brought you by Open Terrace Ltd the same company that made commercial proxy service Freedur) is very easy to use. Simply install, and run. No registration required. The only down side is there will be an ad web browser tab popping up in every twenty minutes while you are using it. Another interesting feature of PaperBus is that you can create a list of websites you don't want to surf through PaperBus. PaperBus is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux systems. Download appropriate version from here. ( via )