Monitor hard drive SMART attributes with PassMark DiskCheckup

PassMark DiskCheckup is a freeware which allows the user to monitor the SMART attributes of a particular hard disk drive.

Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology or SMART, is a feature on a computer’s hard disk for providing various monitoring indicators of disk reliability. If SMART is enabled on a hard disk, the system administrator can receive analytical information from the hard drive to determine a possible future failure of the hard drive.

SMART monitors elements of possible long term drive failure, such as ‘Spin Up Time’, the number of start/stops, the number of hours powered on and the hard disk temperature.

DiskCheckup displays the current values of the SMART attributes, along with the Threshold value for that attribute. If an attribute drops below its threshold, the drive cannot guarantee that it will be able to meet its specifications in the future.

It also displays device information, such as the drive geometry, serial number, model number, media rotation rate, and supported features.

Visit PassMark DiskCheckup HomePage.

Open Hardware Monitor, Acronis Drive Monitor, CrystalDisk utilities may also interest you.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. thEGA

    Crystal Disk Info works pretty well.

  2. TheBigOldDog

    Didn’t Google release a bid HDD failure study that showed SMART was basically useless in predicting failure?

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