DiskFresh

DiskFresh

Keep your hard drive running at top specs with this Windows utility.

If your microprocessor is the brain of your PC, then its hard drive is definitely its heart. In order to keep your PC running at peak proficiency, you need to keep your hard drive running well. This is one of the main reasons why I like applications like DiskFresh. It’s a hard drive utility for Windows.

DiskFresh is a powerful disk optimization tool. It can inform you if there are damaged or bad sectors on the drive, so you can determine the right time to replace the disk, as well as insure that the content is in the right spot for optimal access. Unlike other tools, it does the bulk of its work as a background task, and it doesn’t interfere with priority tasks.

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DiskFresh is a very simple app. As you can see from its UI, there’s not a lot to it. This can be seen as either a pro or a con. Its simple, so it doesn’t waste a lot of resources on eye candy or other information. Unfortunately, its stark display lacks any kind of useful information on fragmentation or other disk usage.

Its biggest plus is that it can work completely in the background and doesn’t take away resources from active tasks.

 

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Check out the health status and temperature of your HDD/SSD

CrystalDiskInfo-enStorage. Your computer lives off of it. Room for your operating system. Room for your data. Room for temporary and work files. Without enough storage, you won’t be able to run your computer the way you want. In order to keep your hard drive in working order, you need the right monitoring utilities. CrystalDiskInfo is a hard drive monitoring utility for Windows that gives you this awesome capability.

CrystalDiskInfo displays basic HDD information, monitors S.M.A.R.T. values, and disk temperature. When monitored drives start to fall out of acceptable ranges or values, the app can send you alerts via email. You can then come back to the monitored computer and check its status.

In order to help you monitor its stats, the app offers a variety of tools and monitors including rotation speeds, temperature settings and S.M.A.R.T information. You can also monitor and control AAM/APM settings.

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Conclusion: CrystalDiskInfo is a decent application…if you’re hardware savvy. If you don’t know a lot about hardware or if you don’t know what you should do with drives that are developing issues, having the app on your home PC isn’t going to do you a lot of good. The app is really meant for computers and drives that are on more than they’re off. In other words, if you have computers in a data center or other always on situation, CrystalDiskInfo is the kind of application you’re going to need in order to make sure mission critical applications stay up and running.

Having an app like this in a consumer setting or on your home network isn’t going to help you too much if you’re PC isn’t on more than off. Most consumers won’t know what do to with the issues and values they encounter, so the information is really just a lot of noise for someone who doesn’t understand hardware.

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Keep your hard disk in tip-top shape with O&O Defrag

Keeping your spinning media running at peak performance isn’t always as easy as it might sound. Yes, Microsoft has included Defrag in Windows since Windows 95; but the application is basic, and does only the bare minimum in keeping your hard drive running well. This is why I like O&O Defrag. It’s one of the best Windows hard drive defrag utilities on the market today.

O&O Defrag helps you maximum the performance on your PC. If you work on your computer a lot, then after a while, you’re going to notice slow system and program starts, endless rendering and memory processes, or even system crashes. The first thing most people will recommend you do is to try optimizing or defragging your hard drive.

The benefits are well documented. Defragmenting your PC can accelerate the speed your runs and responds to disk activity requests. In the latest version of O&O Defrag, you can now see what the program does for your system thanks to its graphics and statistics displays. They give you a before-and-after Defrag contrast on your hard drives usage as well as file fragmentation status.

Aside from the basic PC performance features you get, O&O Defrag offers some really nice advanced features. The application adapts itself to your PC usage patterns and system loads with Activity Guard. It’s only going to run when you need it to, based on historic use; and won’t get in the way of your computing activities. Best of all, it works on both conventional, spinning media hard drives as well new SSD, without damaging these new solid state storage devices.

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Backs up any type of document with easy to use AutoSave Essential

Keeping your data safe isn’t always easy. It’s very easy to have something eat your hard drive – a virus or other piece of malware for example or for your hard drive to fail. This is one of the reasons why I like applications like AutoSave Essentials. It’s a backup tool for Windows systems.

With AutoSave Essentials, you’ll never lose important data again. With its automatic file backup software, you simply follow the wizard and select what you want to save and where you want your back up. The application automatically saves any types of documents – Photos, Emails, Videos, Documents and more without you having to worry about it. The app runs continuously in the background to automatically protect your files If disaster does strike, easily restore your data in one click.

AutoSave Essentials can save any data that is valuable to you. If you collect your family’s memories or your company’s accounts or even general data, it will protect the data that’s important to you. Your data can be saved locally, externally or on remote network drives, including FTP sites, without any hassle or fuss. AutoSave Essentials works in the background while you are doing other things

AutoSave Essentials is a good backup program; but there’s nothing really remarkable about it. It backs up your data, any of the data you specify; and it does a good job, but it’s just one of many backup apps available on Soft32. The app is reasonably priced and if you give it a try and purchase it, it’s not going to be a purchase you regret making.

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Keep your PC running in top condition with Norton Utilities 15

I remember back in the day when Norton Utilities was actually written by Peter Norton. They were THE set of utilities to have for your DOS based PC, and in many ways today, offer a great deal of protection and peace of mind. That’s why I feel that this PC based, Windows utility package is a must have.

Norton Utilities helps your PC run like new. With them you can speed up PC performance and boot time, fix common PC problems with a single mouse click, reduces launch time of applications by optimizing the registry, increase storage and performance by defragmenting and cleaning up the hard drive and of course, recuing accidentally deleted files. It’s a package that most every Windows user should seriously consider purchasing.

Norton Disk Doctor identifies and fixes potential problems that can lead to hard drive crashes. You can use it to save your bacon, should you start experiencing random data errors in files you know are uncorrupted elsewhere. Norton UnErase lets you quickly restore accidentally deleted files that may be hidden on your hard drive, provided they space they occupy hasn’t been overwritten with other data. Norton Smart Updates keeps Norton Utilities up-to-date by automatically installing product updates. Startup Manager improves PC boot time by choosing which programs will load at startup time and Norton Service Manager optimizes active Windows services so applications can run simultaneously without your PC experiencing any slowdowns.

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Smart Defrag the easiest way to defrag

Keep your hard drive running at peak performance with this handy piece of must have freeware. Any PC user will tell you, after a while – after installing applications and creating data files – at some point, your PC will need to be defragmented.  PC’s tend to place data anywhere it can see space. This is fine when your drive is relatively empty. Things get complicated as it fills up with data.

If your PC’s performance is bad – if it’s slow – the first thing I always check is the defrag level. If the drive is highly fragmented, the PC’s performance is going to be bad. Smart Defrag helps improve your PC’s performance by efficiently defragmenting and optimizing your hard drive. With its “Install it and forget it” feature, Smart Defrag works quietly in the background, keeping your hard disk running at its best. Performance issues and crashes will become a thing of the past.

This application is one of the very few where no cons could be easily identified. It’s free, small, fast and good at what it does. If you’re a Windows user, and are looking for a tool to defrag your hard drive with, this is a must have. It’s better than the tool that comes with Windows and is easy to use, and above all, it’s free.

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Push your PC to its limits with AIDA64 and find out how stable it is

When it comes to personal computers, facing some problems is inevitable. Sometimes the problems are quite simple and they are mostly caused by your Operating System, other software or nasty things such as viruses, malware or spyware. But what if you suspect there is a problem with one of those different components that are connected to your motherboard? This is the case when you need to test your hardware with one of those tools out there which makes your computer run at its fastest possible speed for an extended period of time and then checks for any errors that occur. My favorite software with this purpose is AIDA64 Extreme Edition.

AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for home users and provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, disk drives and now with the release of version 2, it offers a fully automatized online update, AVX-optimized 64-bit benchmarks for the upcoming Intel Core i7 “Sandy Bridge-E” processors, and further extends its exhaustive hardware database with Western Digital hard disk drives to cover 133,000 devices total.

AIDA64 is compatible with all current 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and you can get it from here.

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Test your computer’s power capacity with BenchTown

Auslogics have released a free benchmarking tool that can test your computer power capacity and publish the results on their online service. All you have to do is to install the BenchTown client program and register for free on BenchTown.com. There’s nothing new here, but the way Auslogics designed BenchTown and its online service really impressed me. Everything is user-friendly an requires little to be done from the user point of view.

All you have to do in order to start test your machine is to push the Rate button. The whole process is automatically and takes about 4 – 5 minutes to be completed. The application uses standard stress calculations for each main component of your PC, (CPU, RAM, HDD, VGA). The results will be displayed in the same interface along with an overall mark similar to what 3D Mark has to offer.

Your can also compare your results online with your friends on the BenchTown service. If you don’t have any friends registered on this community, just invite them. You can also view overall charts based on community’s results regarding the type of processor they use, what are the most popular VGA models used, etc.

With BenchTown the testing process becomes simple and fun to analyze even for a casual user. The overall image of his system is no more an enigma due to the comprehensive results and the user-friendly way BenchTown displays them.

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