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[1 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

CrystalDiskMark is a free hard disk benchmarking tool that allows you to test the performance of your disks.

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[4 Aug 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

The Freeware Mission enters another week. This is the 22nd episode, 21 more to go. Now I’m going to pick the best free disk health monitoring solution. We all know that hard disks aren’t exactly the most reliable components in a computer system, so it’s quite important to monitor their health status and do something before it would be too late.

I’ve tested a few so-called freeware disk health monitoring programs. Unfortunately many of them are actually “crippleware” – the functions are crippled so that anytime you need to do something …

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[30 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]

My own four hard disks are always writing a lot of information, especially when I do video editing. Defragmenting the hard disks is a must! Windows XP has a Disk Defragmenter, but I always found it to be too slow. I stumbled upon a free defragmenter called AusLogics Disk Defrag, let’s see if it’s any better.
The download and installation will go very fast: the setup package is only 1.3 MB and the installation process takes less than a minute to complete. After that you can launch the program and choose …

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[28 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]

Hard disk drives are very important in a computer system, but unfortunately they are the ones that can fail and leave you with a heartache. Having a program that can show you the health of your hard disks is very useful. If you see that it’s going down, back up the data and go buy a new one! CrystalDiskInfo is a freeware program that allows you to check the status of your HDDs. Let’s give it a spin.
You don’t need to install the program, just unpack the .zip file to …