CrystalDiskInfo

CrystalDiskInfo

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 39 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    214,744
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 05, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.86MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,378
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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CrystalDiskInfo gives you a complete readout of all your computer's SMART information, as well as a current temperature and health status. From its dashboard, you can quickly see a long list of up-to-date system data, so you know when things are going well, and if it seems like something is going wrong.

Pros

Alerts and options:You can configure the program to send you Alerts in the event that there is a problem in one of the systems being monitored. You can turn on Sound Alerts or Mail Alerts, and you can also adjust how frequently the program refreshes its data. Other preference options include selecting how long the program waits to open after startup, and turning on or off the auto-detection feature.

Clear interface: This program provides a clear interface that makes it easy to find what you're looking for. The computer's Temperature and general Health Status are displayed prominently at the top, and the lower part of the interface includes a list of all the SMART information the program is gathering.

Cons

No explanations: Unless you already know what you're looking at and what you're looking for in this app, you're not going to get much out of it. There is no Help feature to accompany the program, and there are no explanations for any of the data displayed.

Bottom Line

CrystalDiskInfo is a great, free option if you have a good level of computer knowledge and want to stay on top of what's going on with your system at all times. The interface is clear and clean, and the multiple configuration options let you see exactly what you want, when you want.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Beware "Search Protect""

July 11, 2014  |  By si

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 6.1.14

Pros

Works well.

Cons

Watch out for Conduit Search Protect which tries to install unless you select "custom install" and uncheck the box for it. I've used v5 for quite a while and I really liked it. Not happy about this search protect slipping in now.

Summary

Would give a higher rating if the Search Protect wasn't in there. It's very difficult to get out of a computer once it's in there.

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1 stars

"Installs third party software without your consent"

February 18, 2014  |  By twiggus

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 6.0.4

Pros

Absolutely none - I bailed out of the install when it started adding third party software without my consent.

Cons

Nothing but adware and spyware - do not install this. Why would CNET even offer this garbage, much less recommend it?

Summary

I read the full end user agreement when I noticed mention of third party software. The agreement states that this software would not be added without your consent, so I decided to continue. The first thing that popped up was a screen asking if I wanted to perform "Express Install" or "Custom Install" of a program called "Search Protect". I was not given the option of not installing it, so I decided to cancel the entire Crystal installation. Much to my surprise, the program was installed anyway and it changed my browser homepage and search provider - all of this without my consent.

Guess I'll be running Malware Bytes to see if anything else was added without my consent...

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1 stars

"spyware+adware"

January 24, 2014  |  By StigR

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 6.0.4

Pros

Lots useful info but....

Cons

... it crashed my C:-drive...
Lots of spy- and adware installed, changed my startup-page and finally made my c: unbootable.
Took a few hours, but now up an running again.

Summary

My recommendation: Do NOT install...

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4 stars

"Works great. Told me things about my disk I never knew."

January 02, 2014  |  By ddragoo

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.6.2

Pros

It just works.

Cons

Really don't know of any cons.

Summary

If you are concerned about how your hard disk is doing this is the program for you. Each thing it tells you about you disk is easily searchable so you can find out what it means if you get alarms. WAY better than stuff like CHKDSK that comes with your OS. And its free!

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1 stars

"Terrible product; has adware/spyware"

December 29, 2013  |  By cal82@hotmail.com

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.6.2

Pros

Nothing to brag about.

Cons

The software installs a boat load of adware and spyware programs such as SearchProtect toolbar, SearchConduit (a browser hijacker) designed to snoop your every move on the PC, sabotage your online searches, and opening your computer for further attacks.

Summary

I despise the developers of this software for resorting to this type of LOW in order to make a buck. This software has potential, but it's hindered by adware/spyware that installs automatically without the user's explicit consent. It took me an hour to remove SearchProtect as it managed to copy itself into all of the "program files" folders of my Windows drive.

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1 stars

"Do Not DOWNLOAD!!"

October 30, 2013  |  By mjcphoto24

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.6.2

Pros

Nothing Nothing

Cons

I downloaded this to check my hard drive to see if it was failing and I got so much garbage from downloading this. I got a whole bunch of add ware programs like tool bars that are hard to remove. I would not use it if I were you.

Summary

I downloaded this to check my hard drive to see if it was failing and I got so much garbage from downloading this. I got a whole bunch of add ware programs like tool bars that are hard to remove. I would not use it if I were you. My anti virus kicked on and warned me. BAD BAD BAD!!! And not something that you want when you are dealing with a failing hard drive!!!!!!

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1 stars

"Nice product, comes with adware"

October 10, 2013  |  By Cycledoc22

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.6.2

Pros

Easy quick

Cons

packaged with adware. From site, get AVG toolbar, without asking. Avoid.

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1 stars

"Main purpose is to install other software"

April 27, 2013  |  By mikeburek

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.6.2

Pros

It can display some neat hard drive info.

Cons

It installs OpenCandy, AVG Search Toolbar, Amazon search, and sets Amazon as your default page.

Uninstalling AVG Search Toolbar takes uninstalling from browser, several browser restarts, and uninstalling from Control Panel. There is no option to not install it.

Amazon Search gives you an option to not install it.

OpenCandy - no option to not install, and I'm not sure how to uninstall.

Summary

Main purpose is to install other software. I would classify this as Spam/Trojan Horse. There are other utilities that won't sell you out and are still free.

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3 stars

"To Be or Not To Be"

April 02, 2013  |  By ok4mi2

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.5.0

Pros

It certainly seemed cable and competent of the abilities this excellent software possess. CNET Editors reviewed it highly and so I tried it. But it was interesting but that was about it as I really don't need that information churned out daily. I uninstalled it to have more room for the next CNET download.

Cons

If I used it on a server, network environment it would be much easier to value it as worth the effort or not. Before that just happens to me it may be sometime. I cannot say it was particular usefulness to me.

Summary



Updated on Apr 2, 2013

The software is useful if one needs it. But for the average home user such as I am, it seems more of a curiosity which can be nice to see but unnecessary and occupies disk space which can be used for better purposes.

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4 stars

"Good but..."

April 01, 2013  |  By ninja660

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.5.0

Pros

The information this program processed for the drives is outstanding!

Cons

Adware - if you're not careful on installation, it attempts to install other packages such as RealPlayer - that was annoying considering it asks you to follow some of the freeware distribution rules.

Summary

Not bad, but eliminate the bloatware/adware installers and I'd give it 5-*'s

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.2.2
  • Added preliminary support for Windows 10
  • Fixed no alert sound bug on Standard Edition (from 6.1.0)
  • Updated language files
General
Publisher Crystal Dew World
Publisher web site http://crystalmark.info/?lang=en
Release Date December 05, 2014
Date Added December 05, 2014
Version 6.2.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.86MB
File Name CrystalDiskInfo6_2_2-en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 214,744
Downloads Last Week 1,378
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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