Thursday, July 22, 2010

Acronis Drive Monitor

You may remember some of my older posts recommending "Acronis" a program that in my view is one of the best for your hard drive complete backup operation.

As you know this program is not free and costs about $45.00.

You can backup all files in your hard drive but also make a "Mirror Image" of the same which is a complete copy of the entire drive, (including all the software programs and your operating
system, Windows or other OS).

Now Acronis has a free program, "Acronis Drive Monitor" which is a great addition to your computer:

Protect data stored on your PC hard drive, workstation or server with Acronis Drive Monitor. The innovative technology provides an early warning that can make all the difference between keeping the data you have stored on any machine, reducing the risk of data loss and less headaches.

Acronis Drive Monitor checks disk health in the following three categories and reports deviations from normal operation to users, giving them an opportunity to replace affected drives prior to a potential total failure.

Automatically checks for disk problems:

Using a disk-resident function called S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) to monitor the health of your machine.

Monitor Windows event logs:

Monitor critical events that may indicate a risk to data safety including logical file corruptions on NTFS and FAT file systems, corruption of dynamic disk logical structure, failed read or write operations that could indicate faulty hardware, Volume Shadow Copy Service failures and similar types of events.

Automatically receive warning alerts:

Get immediate notification of early warnings with email and a message displayed on the Windows taskbar in order that preventive actions can be taken.

Weekly status Reports:

Stay current about your computer/ server health with weekly reports. Plus, you’ll have access to the Acronis forum, a knowledge base with articles and built-in help for this easy-to-use software.

In order to download and install this software, go to:

I have in my computer and love it.

George Freire

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