Microsoft is beginning the official rollout of the Windows 10 launch tomorrow and PerfectDisk 14 Pro (Home Edition) is now here with Windows 10 support and S.M.A.R.T. enhancements for HDDs and SSDs!
What’s New in PerfectDisk 14 Pro
- Support for Windows 10
- S.M.A.R.T. enhancements:
- Basic and Advanced Modes
- Improved detection of S.M.A.R.T. drive failure prediction
- Improved detection/handling of S.M.A.R.T. enabled SSD drives
- S.M.A.R.T. alerts written to PD/Windows Application Event Log
PerfectDisk is the world’s leading disk defragmentation and optimization utility, used by large enterprises, small businesses, and home users to maximize the performance and reliability of their laptops, desktops, servers, and virtual environments.
What is S.M.A.R.T.?
S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a self monitoring technology that modern hard drives support. This technology allows you to monitor the important parts of hard drives, warning you if their condition is getting worse and if data loss is possible. Raxco’s PerfectDisk uses this technology and allows you to monitor your machine through the S.M.A.R.T. Information tab.
So, SMART is really a warning system — designed to warn the user of impending drive failure while there is still time to take action, such as copying the data to a replacement device. There are often certain indicators that tell drive failure is imminent. They may become overheated or have trouble reading and writing data, or part of the drive may be damaged.
Now, SMART is not for everyone. But there are a lot of users who find great value in this type of information — at a glance, they can determine if there is an impending problem with one of their drives, besides possible fragmentation, of course.
SMART monitoring, together with drive optimization, ensures drives are as fast, efficient, and healthy as possible. It’s the next generation of disk optimization and performance monitoring.
PerfectDisk displays S.M.A.R.T. information in either Basic Mode or Advanced Mode. Basic Mode only displays drive temperature and drive health. Advanced Mode displays more detailed information about the drive.
PerfectDisk Home Server and Business Editions
PerfectDisk 14 Pro for home users was launched to coincide with the Windows 10 release.
PerfectDisk 14 for Home Server and Business Editions (Professional, Server, Hyper-V, vSphere and Enterprise Suite) will be available in the Fall of 2015.
WINDOWS 10 UPDATE – Monday, August 10, 2015 – If you are an existing PerfectDisk customer UPGRADING an older version of PerfectDisk to PerfectDisk 14, you must upgrade to PerfectDisk 14 PRIOR to installing Windows 10. If you upgrade to Windows 10 prior to upgrading to PerfectDisk 14 you will encounter errors. Download the fix here.