Monitor disk drive health

Its important to monitor the health of your disk drive since it is the disk drive where you store all your important data. Constantly monitoring it will give you an idea how much more your hard drive will last. And warns you when you need to replace your drive with a new one.

Acronis drive monitor is one of the applications that you can use to monitor hard drive health. You can also use hw monitor. But it only monitors the heat that your drive produces. And doesn’t give you any idea, when your hard drive will die on you.

The Acronis Drive Monitor window looks like this:

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As you can see, one of my drives has lessen its health to 97%. It can be because of:

  1. Heat
  2. Dust
  3. Improper shutdown

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