CrystalDiskInfo

CrystalDiskInfo

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 39 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    211,791
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 20, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.86MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,291
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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CrystalDiskInfo is one of the tools we turn to when we want as much useful data as possible about our system's hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) as well as many external drives. This free system utility monitors the health and status of your drives and displays the information in a compact, easy-to-read interface. CrystalDiskInfo monitors and displays your drives' temperature and SMART data, and it can even alert you when things start to go wrong.

CrystalDiskInfo's user interface displays your drives' health status and temperature sensor data (where available) in a bar along the top of the window. Selecting any drive's icon displays its details in the main view. The program opened with our C drive, an SSD. CrystalDiskInfo displayed its name, model number, and capacity. Many SSDs lack temperature sensors; ours included, so the temperature read zero degrees. But CrystalDiskInfo displayed a lot of useful data, including Power On Count and Hours, Host Reads and Writes, Firmware version, and Standards. Under Features, it showed that our SSD was compatible with SMART, TRIM, and NCQ as well as 48-bit Logical Block Addressing (LBA). CrystalDiskInfo displays detailed SMART data in the optional bottom view under a variety of headings. The second tab showed our HDD's data, including Rotation Rate. The program's settings include interface languages, fonts, and copy options. But the Function menu contains the most interesting stuff, such as a separate Graph that can display dozens of disk parameters, startup and temperature display options, workarounds, and the ability to open the Windows Device Manager and Disk Manager directly. Under Advanced Features, we found the AAM/APM Control console (with an Auto Adaptation option). We could also set up mail alerts, view the event log, and more. Under Health Status Settings, we could set Thresholds of Caution for our HDD's sector counts.

The program's system tray icon displays a selected disk's temperature and accesses a Collective Settings submenu that makes it easy to set common parameters such as Alarm Settings for temperature and Health Status. There's an excellent, fully indexed Help file, too. CrystalDiskInfo is a regular fixture in our PC toolbox.

 
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4 stars

"Accurate and comprehensive."

December 21, 2012  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.2

Pros

Installs cleanly. Many options for how its run and what it reports. Attractive GUI that's easy to use and understand. Covers practicall all types of DASD interfaces and Win coompatible drive types. Good alarming selections.

Cons

None at this time.

Summary

It's Free!

Updated on Dec 28, 2012

New GUI is very good.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.2
Version 5.2 has added UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) and SanDisk's SSD support.
General
Publisher Crystal Dew World
Publisher web site http://crystalmark.info/?lang=en
Release Date December 20, 2012
Date Added December 20, 2012
Version 5.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.86MB
File Name CrystalDiskInfo6_2_2-en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 211,791
Downloads Last Week 1,291
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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