CrystalDiskInfo

CrystalDiskInfo

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    197,619
  • Date Added:
    April 25, 2013
  • File Size:
    2.86MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,205
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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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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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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.6.2
    Version 5.6.2 added new strings to language files and fixed List Control on High Contrast Mode.
    General
    Publisher Crystal Dew World
    Publisher web site http://crystalmark.info/?lang=en
    Release Date April 25, 2013
    Date Added April 25, 2013
    Version 5.6.2
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Diagnostic Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.86MB
    File Name CrystalDiskInfo6_2_1-en.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 197,619
    Downloads Last Week 1,205
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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