Do you want to check your hard drive health in Windows 8 or else? Unfortunately, in windows there is no easy-to-use tool to find out the status of your hard disk’s S.M.A.R.T. data, So we need a third party tool to solve this issue, There is also a command Prompt on Windows.
In this tutorial will show you How to Check Your Hard Drive Health Status.
Checking S.M.A.R.T. with a Third-Party Tool
CrystalDiskInfo is a free and amazing HDD/SSD tool which supports S.M.A.R.T also its a open-source program that can quickly display all the S.M.A.R.T. informations, Monitoring health status and temperature.. You can Download CrystalDiskInfo 5.3.1 Now for free – however, be sure to uncheck the browser Add-ons when the installing.
once it is installed on your windows, all you have to do is launch the CrystalDiskInfo shortcut's to view all about your hard drives and If everything is working correctly you must see the blue color its mean your hard drive status it good.
- Supports a part of external USB disks
- Monitoring health status and temperature
- Alert Mail
- Graph of S.M.A.R.T. information
- Control AAM/APM settings
- Good : Blue
- Caution : Yellow
- Bad : Red
- Unknown : Gray
Checking S.M.A.R.T. Without any Third-Party Tools By simple command Prompt on Windows
- Windows key + R
- Type CMD and hit enter
- you will see Command Prompt Window
In the Command Prompt window, type the following commands, hit Enter:
diskdrive get status
If everything is working correctly you must see the status OK displayed.
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That's it. feel free to leave your questions or feedback in comments below.