Every hard drive has S.M.A.R.T. software that detects internal drive failures. However, most manufacturers disable these notifications hoping that your failing hard drive will work well enough to get you through the warranty period.
Drive Adviser bypasses the manufacturer lockouts to read the drive’s S.M.A.R.T. information. We then calculate your drive’s health based on the failures it has experienced over time. 100% is a perfect drive and anything less is a drive in failure status.
After you have installed Drive Adviser, simply double left-click on the Drive Adviser icon in the taskbar by your clock to open the main program window. It will automatically load the health percentages of any hard drives hooked up to the computer. If you attach a new drive (like an external hard drive) just click the refresh icon to update the view.
If the main program window is not opening for you when you double click on the icon by your clock, your computer is most likely missing a dependency required by Drive Adviser. If you experience this issue, please download and install this and restart your PC: www.driveadviser.com/download/vcredist_x86.exe