Keeping an eye on the status of your hard disk and other data storage devices is important, especially if you’re always adding more files that take over important disk space. Drive Manager is a tool that displays extensive information about all your drives.
The software has a simple and clean interface that should be easy to use by everyone, regardless if they have experience with similar apps.
Drive Manager displays the volume label, vendor information, overall size, used and available disk space, among other details. Thus, if you have multiple CD/DVD drives or thumb drives, you can easily tell them apart by their manufacturer’s name.
The software refreshes automatically every few seconds so you always get the latest info about the state of your drives. Also, the list can be refreshed straight from the app’s interface.
Drive Manager has plenty of functions that you can use. For example, you can explore any of the drives after you’ve selected them. You can also open, close and eject discs. Extensive information can be displayed for all types of items.
The software further allows you to run tests to determine the reading speed of each drive. Another feature enables you to check the disk for errors and fix any of the problems it discovers.
Drive Manager can also display S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) attributes, such as serial number, firmware details, model number and even HDD temperature.
Drives can be hidden from Windows Explorer with just a click of a button. However, they still appear in the Drive Manager list; thus, when you want to display them again, you can simply undo the job.
All in all, Drive Manager is a useful tool, with plenty of features. The intuitive layout should make this app easy to use even by inexperienced users.