Detecting a failing hard drive or solid-state drive before it becomes unusable can save you over $1,000 in data recovery and hours of downtime.
While it seems that hard drive failures happen suddenly, in many cases it is possible to see a driver’s health deteriorate well in advance – if you are paying attention to the drive’s SMART notifications.
The problem is most major manufacturers like Dell, HP, Toshiba, and ASUS disable SMART notifications in the BIOS of the computer to prevent warranty claims.
Most laptop and desktop computer users have no idea their hard drive is in trouble until it fails completely.
All major brand hard drives like Western Digital and Seagate and Samsung keep a log of errors the drive encounters over time.
Drive Adviser is a free program made by Schrock Innovations that reads these logs and then calculates a health percentage based on the values in the log.
Hard drives should always be at 100% health, so when Drive Adviser notifies you that your hard drive or solid-state hard drive has dropped to 99% health, it is time to clone it to a replacement drive while you still can.
Drive Adviser runs silently in the background when your PC boots and when an issue is detected, it sends you a notification via email.
You can test internal and external hard drives as soon as they are plugged into your Windows computer.
Over 14% of the hard drives tested by Drive Adviser are in a failure state. Right now your computer’s hard drive has a 1 in 6 chance of being bad.
Drive Adviser does not have any advertisements, there is not a “professional” version to purchase, and we never send you any email aside from notifications about your drive’s health.
How To Test Your Hard Drive Instantly:
1) Download Drive Adviser for free
2) Install the program on your Windows computer
3) Enter your notification email address
4) Click on the icon in your taskbar to see the status of all drives connected to your PC