Ashampoo HDD Control 2.10
A software utility that enables users to monitor, maintain and defragment their hard drives in order to improve the computer’s performance
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Ashampoo HDD Control is a software program that lets you remove the clutter from your hard drive, guard it against disk failure and boost its overall performance.
Although the interface could be considered highly intuitive, novice users will probably find it difficult to work with the program properly because of the terminology present. The main screen shows a tab-like structure on the upper side that enables you to easily navigate through the different actions that are available in the program such as ‘Monitoring’, ‘Defrag’, ‘Drive Cleaner’, ‘Internet Cleaner’ and the list goes on.
When it comes to monitoring, this program supports all the commonly available IDE and serial ATA drives. Based on the type of the one in use, you are going to receive information regarding firmware version, cache size, number of configured partitions, current temperature, certain health issues and performance problems detected.
The app enables users to easily perform benchmarks in order to see how well their computers behave. In addition to that, you have the ability to compare your scores with others on the Internet and see where your HDD ranks.
When uninstalling programs and applications, there are actually some files that may not be wiped from your hard drive and can end up slowing down your computer. This is where Ashampoo HDD Control comes in and removes all the unnecessary files.
In the defrag mode, this piece of software reads all the file fragments and arranges them in one cluster, so as to ensure rapid access. This will help your drive spin less and therefore, place less demand on your system resources.
In conclusion, Ashampoo HDD Control is a very useful program that can help you improve your HDD’s performance, preventing sudden crashes and data loss.
Reviewed by Madalina Boboc on October 16th, 2013
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What's New in version 2.06
- Improved support for solid state drives
- Improved background guard
- Fixed some minor problems
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