What is a disk monitor utility?
It is special software that monitors the health status of the hard
drive. Its main purpose is to prevent and predict drive failure
and save the data that stored on the hard drive.
Active SMART is
one of the most popular disk monitor utilities. It works in the background
while Windows is running, and it constantly checks the health of
your hard drive(s) by monitoring their S.M.A.R.T. status (S.M.A.R.T.
stands for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology).
Download ActiveSMART - hard drive monitoring utility
technology was developed by a number of major hard disk drive manufacturers
in a concerted effort to increase the reliability of drives. It
is a technology that enables the PC to reliably predict approaching
failure of hard disk drives. S.M.A.R.T. technology has become an
industry standard for hard drive manufacturers. You can find more
about S.M.A.R.T. on SMART Technology page.
Active SMART also checks hard drive temperature
and lets you prevent overheating, hard drive performance; additionally, it traces the drive's
internal data and predicts the potential drive failure date.
See below the screenshot of Active SMART disk monitor utlity:
Currently the SMART system can detect about 70% of all hard drive
errors. When Active SMART detects a potential problem, the drive
can be repaired or replaced before
any data is lost or damaged.
Active SMART is industry-leading
disk monitoring software for computers that use S.M.A.R.T. technology.
Using your personal notification settings, Active SMART lets you
know about a potential disk health problem before you lose
Active SMART works on Windows 2000, XP and Vista.
Active SMART is S.M.A.R.T. system compliant software.