The hard drive of a computer is one of the most important hardware components that it includes, and it is essential to preserve its physical integrity to avoid unnecessary information loss. Ashampoo HDD Control
is the right program to keep an eye on your hard drive. It includes a lot of tools that let you analyze the status of the hard drive (as long as it has support for the S.M.A.R.T
. technology), control its temperature, perform a defragmentation
or even do some benchmarking evaluations to check your drive's performance
, and compare it to that of drives from other producers.
HDD Control's interface groups the program's functionality in 4 categories (Hard Disks, Maintenance, Review, Security) and 9 subcategories (System, Network, Defrag, Drive Cleaner, Internet Cleaner, Disk Space Explorer, Duplicate Finder, File Wiper, Undeleter). Due to the panel on the left hand side you can easily navigate HDD Control's interface and you can easily access all the functionality HDD Control has to offer.
When it comes to monitoring, this program supports all the commonly available IDE and serial ATA drives. Depending on the type of the one in use, you are going to receive information regarding firmware version, cache size, number of configured partitions, current temperature, certain health issues and performance problems detected.
The program enables users to easily perform benchmarks in order to see how well their computers behave. In addition to that, you have the ability to compare your scores with others online and see where your HDD ranks.
When uninstalling programs and applications, there are actually some files that might not be wiped from your hard drive and may end up slowing down your computer. This is where Ashampoo HDD Control
comes in and removes all the unnecessary files.
In the defrag mode, this piece of software reads all the file fragments and arranges them in one cluster, in order to ensure high-speed accessibility. This will definitely help your drive spin less and therefore, place less demand on your system resources.
The Ashampoo HDD Control
Guard is set to automatically run at startup -- it's displayed as a green icon in the system tray. Click the icon and a Status window will show up; it displays your HDD's name, state and temperature. Right click the icon and you will be presented with a context menu that allows you to run the main HDD Control application, access the Settings menu, search for junk files, search for web traces, and rescan hard disks. From the aforementioned Settings menu, the Guard submenu, you can choose when HDD Control Guard will display a warning and you'll be able to set it so HDD Control Guard will send out warnings via e-mail.
Download and install Ashampoo HDD Control
safely and without concerns.
Ashampoo HDD Control highlights and features:
Control of the temperature as well as the performance of the connected hard drives.
Support for IDE and SATA hard drives, along with external hard drives connected by means of USB.
Proactive defragmentation of the hard drives.
Recovery of accidentally deleted data.
Entire removal of files, in this kind of way that nobody is going to have the ability to access them.
Elimination of outdated data and Internet files.
Performance evaluation of the hard drives by means of benchmark evaluations
At least a minimum of 128 MB RAM should be available on your system.