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CrystalDiskInfo

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 43 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    326,621
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 30, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    508
  • 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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4 stars

"Is a safe program if downloaded from safe site"

July 31, 2016  |  By timber3

2016-07-31 21:36:17  |  By timber3

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 7.0

Pros

Has worked fine on my computer, when downloaded directly from it's home website: http://crystalmark.info/download/index-e.html

Cons

Probably none

Summary

Do NOT download anything from Cnet as it loaded with junk files. Go to the product's website, not third parties.

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1 stars

"This copy contains a trojan"

December 03, 2015  |  By Xearis

2015-12-03 17:03:58  |  By Xearis

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 6.5.2

Pros

If you download this utility from crystalmark.info it can be a useful utility.

Cons

This version provided by download.cnet.com appears to contain a Trojan. McAfee endpoint security reported: Trojan : Artemis!5E7EE6D2562A as part of the download file and promptly deleted it.

Summary

Since the download from crystalmark.info does not trigger a virus warning yet the version provided here does, one can only assume some unscrupulous individual added it in at some point. a shame really, as I though Download.com would at least scan uploaded files for Trojans but apparently they do not.

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1 stars

"Sketchy at best"

November 24, 2015  |  By Bernie Leal

2015-11-24 11:17:30  |  By Bernie Leal

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 6.5.2

Pros

None that im aware of as i didnt get a chance to install.

Cons

None that im aware of as i didnt get a chance to install.

Summary

Had a Seagate drive die on my and want to use all available tools to see if i can fix it and this was one of them. Unfortunately, Symantec Endpoint Protections marked it as WS.Reputation.1 and i trust SEP more than this so i wont run it. I strongly urge CNET to take a closer look at this as I'm sure they dont want to be known as a software virus distributor.

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1 stars

"After installation, it brought my system to its knees"

October 23, 2015  |  By clearlyf

2015-10-23 07:13:21  |  By clearlyf

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 6.5.2

Pros

Intel Rapid Storage Technology was reporting SMART alert, tried using this but it couldn't see the drive.

Cons

Task Manager showed multiple conhost/cmd/notepad/msiexec processes running. Uninstalled CrystalDiskInfo, and rebooted but these processes remain and grow to use all resources.

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3 stars

"Beware "Search Protect""

July 11, 2014  |  By si

2014-07-11 08:50:12  |  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

2014-02-18 21:26:00  |  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

2014-01-24 09:20:52  |  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

2014-01-02 10:19:26  |  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

2013-12-29 09:59:04  |  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

2013-10-30 08:39:34  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.3
Fixed tray icon issues.
General
Publisher Crystal Dew World
Publisher web site http://crystalmark.info/?lang=en
Release Date August 30, 2016
Date Added August 30, 2016
Version 7.0.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.77MB
File Name CrystalDiskInfo7_0_3-en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 326,621
Downloads Last Week 508
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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