Acronis Drive Monitor
Acronis Drive Monitor is a software application built specifically for helping you detect hard disk failures. The program is able to generate disk failure warning notifications and backup alerts, and keeps you informed about the health status of the hard disk.
It sports a clean and intuitive layout that gives users the possibility to gather general information about the hard disk, namely health percentage, disk temperature, and S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) attributes readings.
The S.M.A.R.T. parameters display information about the attribute name, spin-up time, power cycle count, command timeout, temperature, total written and red LBAs, and other details. The generated information can be copied to the Clipboard and pasted into other third-party applications.
Furthermore, you can install the Acronis backup solution for making sure that your data is saved in case of unexpected crash or hardware failure.
Acronis Drive Monitor lists all the events that present an increased risk when it comes to losing data, and enables users to export the list to XML file format, view details about each event (e.g. date, time, risk level, description), and ignore the selected events.
Last but not least, you can make the program send email notifications about warnings, critical alerts, regular disk status reports, set the warning and critical disk temperature, enable the log monitoring process, select the disks to be monitored, as well as activate the backup monitoring operation.
All things considered, Acronis Drive Monitor gives you a hand whenever you need to obtain information about the health status of the hard disk. The best thing about this tool is its overall simplicity that helps even less experienced users read the S.M.A.R.T. attributes with minimum effort.