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Active Smart

$17.96
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.96
  • Total Downloads:
    127,313
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 06, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (21-day trial); $17.96 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    5.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22
  • Platform:
    Windows

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5 stars

"ActiveSMART got even better"

July 24, 2013  |  By Daniel_L

2013-07-24 10:46:44  |  By Daniel_L

 |  Version: Active Smart 2.94

Pros

I use it already for 6 years and it has saved me already few times.. I think that already worth having it on your PC silently running and tracking the status of your drive.

Cons

Nothing bad

Summary

If files on your hard drive are important for you then grab and install ActiveSMART.

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5 stars

"I just say - it rocks!"

July 21, 2013  |  By MikeVerry

2013-07-21 13:58:01  |  By MikeVerry

 |  Version: Active Smart 2.94

Pros

- Simple to use
- Great status about hard disk
- Disk space usage feature
- File shredder

Cons

Doesn't support all my USB drives

Summary

It's a must have for every PC.

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2 stars

"Looks good but fails to deliver"

June 05, 2011  |  By PLSM5882

2011-06-05 12:52:46  |  By PLSM5882

 |  Version: Active SMART 2.9

Pros

Good clean easy to use interface, easy to understand, good alerting

Cons

Has yet to successfully predict a failure for me, does not work on external drives be it eSATA or USB (the USB version does not integrate with the non-USB one, in fact they seem to conflict)

Summary

Active SMART looks good, has an easy to use UI, but has so far failed to predict hard drive failures. When they have happened the HD health has always been displayed as Good by Active SMART.

It does not seem to be able to monitor external drives, be it eSATA or USB, which is a problem. I know there is a USB Active SMART but it does not integrate with the normal Active SMART and that makes it almost useless.

If those bits could be sorted out this would be a very useful tool indeed.

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5 stars

"Useful program and really easy to use!"

January 23, 2011  |  By bluemonday311

2011-01-23 20:01:54  |  By bluemonday311

 |  Version: Active SMART 2.9

Pros

-ease of use
-features
-very little use of system resources

Cons

nothing really

Summary

I was curious to see the shape of my hard drive. And so I installed Active Smart. Good thing I did, because my hard drive was ready to crash. I did replace it on time.
The best part about replacing it before it dies out is that you can clone your current hdd. This helps if you don't have the operating system CD-ROM. If you wait too long, and the hard drive dies, then you need to purchase the operating system.
Active Smart helps you in giving you the current state of your hard drive. The interface is neat, and easy to use. Temperature, power-on hours, and a disk health status are just few of the features offered by the program. I use it, and recommend it!

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5 stars

"Useful, clear and stable"

August 11, 2010  |  By Daniel_L

2010-08-11 13:22:12  |  By Daniel_L

 |  Version: Active SMART 2.8

Pros

It really helps and doesn't consume resources

Cons

I'd like to have an error scan

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5 stars

"See everything about your HDD + monitoring"

July 11, 2010  |  By arie11111

2010-07-11 11:56:34  |  By arie11111

 |  Version: Active SMART 2.8

Pros

Good and friendly GUI.
Comfortable to use.
Continuous HDD state monitoring.

Cons

Not free.
To simple overview tab - I would place there more parameters.

Summary

I used it to check new WDC HDD (2Tb) and I found several problems due to Active SMART. I am planning to replace the drive because I am going to store there valuable data. Thanks to developers of Active SMART for 30-days trial period!!

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1 stars

"Good Way for the Computer To Watch Your HDD's Fry"

November 17, 2009  |  By alm1024

2009-11-17 00:42:49  |  By alm1024

 |  Version: Active SMART 2.8

Pros

It gives you a nice graph showing the trended temperature and for each of the smart parameters.

You can see how the HDD's reach their peak temperature in the hot afternoons and cool down at night.

Cons

Doesn't work too well with a Raid Controller, It was able to see one of my pass-through drives but not the other.

My five HDD's reached 55 DegC & they were almost too hot to touch! Activesmart monitored the whole thing but didn't actually intervene.

Summary

Overall the program works well as a trending tool but fails to act if things start getting hairy such as high temperatures or high read/write fail counts. As I said my four WD 1TB HDD's and one Seagate 500GB reached a peak of 55 DegC before my CPU got too hot and the computer locked up. I came home and my living room was extremely hot and found that my computer had hung. I then opened my case up and found five extremely hot hard drives (mostly my fault because I put them one on top of each other and thought a small 8cm fan would keep them cool). I was very disappointed with Activesmart as I was just nearing the end of the trial period and thinking of buying the product until this happened. I ask you, what's the point of a monitoring tool if it does not act and shut things down to protect the very components it is monitoring? Not very active or smart!
Another down fall is that it could only see one of the pass-through drives out of two in my four disk raid array. I have two pass-throughs and a mirrored drive and activesmart shows the second pass-through and mirrored drives as identical to the first pass through (in serial number, temperature, and all of the smart parameters).
There are better programs out there guys and gals! Do a search on wiki on SMART technology and it will have a link showing you all the available programs, this one has considerably less features then some other great tools out there.

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5 stars

"This software works!"

August 28, 2009  |  By Daniel_L

2009-08-28 13:05:21  |  By Daniel_L

 |  Version: Active SMART 2.71

Pros

Nice software! At least you can install it to be sure in your hard drive. Do not forget, that all your data on your hard drives.

Cons

No cons found

Summary

Recommend to everyone

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5 stars

"One of the best programs on my PC"

May 14, 2009  |  By Tolyan-73

2009-05-14 15:33:30  |  By Tolyan-73

 |  Version: Active SMART 2.71

Pros

Professional tool that gives me full information concerning my hard drives, it does not require any tech approach and also light (almost invisible) on system resources.

Cons

No cons at all, and I use it quite a long time.

Summary

This prog is a must-have one for every PC user who is concerned about the health of his/her hard disks. This tool is such sensitive you can check just by drinking a cup of hot tea in front of your laptop monitor as the temperature shown from your taskbar will go up from 38* to 40*. Definitely cost it's price. Highly recommend.

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5 stars

"Cannot imagine my PC without ActiveSMART"

May 09, 2009  |  By TechMike76

2009-05-09 16:26:33  |  By TechMike76

 |  Version: Active SMART 2.71

Pros

I know what is the status of my hard drives. My data must be in safe, that's why I use ActiveSMART for more them 2 years

Cons

Want more features )

Summary

Recommend to everyone.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.96
  • Improved had drive health monitoring
  • Improved support for USB hard drives
  • fixed bugs
General
Publisher Ariolic Software
Publisher web site http://www.ariolic.com/
Release Date February 02, 2014
Date Added February 06, 2014
Version 2.96
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.99MB
File Name activesmart296.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 127,313
Downloads Last Week 22
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 21-day trial
Price $17.96

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