Softpedia Editor's Review for CrystalDiskInfo
A HDD/SSD utility software which supports S.M.A.R.T. and a part of USB-HDD
Written by Elena Opris on February 7th, 2013
Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for CrystalDiskInfo
CrystalDiskInfo is a software that allows you to view information on your hard drive and some external drives.
Once you initiate the application, CrystalDiskInfo automatically displays a list of details on your hard drive.
The user interface of the program is standard, but novice users would probably have a hard time understanding the information displayed here.
You can view the drive model name and disk size, firmware, serial number, interface type, transfer mode, drive letter, buffer size, NV cache size, rotation rate, power on count and on hours, and more.
Furthermore, you can view the health status and temperature of the drive, as well as S.M.A.R.T. information (e.g. "Read Error Rate", "Spin-Up Time", "Start/Stop Count", "Seek Error Rate", "End-to-End Error"), such as current, worst, threshold and raw values.
In addition, you can access "Disk Management" to create a simple partition (basic, spanned or stripped), configure disk conversion options, as well as extend and shrink partitions. You can also open the Windows Device Manager, set CrystalDiskInfo to run at startup, enable advanced disk search, select your preferred language, change the font, and more.
The application uses a low amount of system resources and it comes with a help file that could have better explained the features. It didn't cause us any problems during our tests and we mainly recommend CrystalDiskInfo to power users.
Here are some key features of "CrystalDiskInfo":
· Show S.M.A.R.T Information
· Show HDD Information
· Change dialog design
· Internationalization (i18n)
· Internet Explorer
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Updated language file (Italian)
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Offers to download or install software or components that the program does not require to fully function