CrystalDiskInfo

CrystalDiskInfo

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    211,791
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 25, 2013
  • 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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User Reviews
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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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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 Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 2003
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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