Checking status of SMART data on windows


#1

A couple of weeks ago, right before my vacation, I got a message about a failing drive in Windows. I rushed out to Costco to get a 3TB external drive to backup to (only $129!) and completed that. Anyway, I wanted to see what exactly was going on so I booted to Linux to check the smart status to see what was up,definitely a failing drive.

Now I found a nice tool to view it in windows. From CCleaner people comes Defraggler: http://www.piriform.com/defraggler which shows SMART stats! SCORE! So if you’re stuck with windows and need to check SMART status try this tool, it’s free.


#2

That’s indeed pretty nice software (just like much of the rest that Piriform has to offer).


#3

And what about a 64 bit edition though?


#4

Defraggler, like other Piriform software (such as CCleaner), provides both x86 (IA-32) and x86-64 (AMD64) executable images. Did you try it out already? Because there’s even literally an executable file called “[FONT=Courier New]Defraggler64.exe[/FONT]” (in the “[FONT=Courier New]%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Program Files[/FONT]” directory). Actually, I must say, Piriform has a pretty good track record when it comes to providing x86-64 native software.