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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.


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