Acronis is pleased to announce Acronis Drive Monitor.
Acronis Drive Monitor is a free tool available for public download, created to monitor the health of the hard disk drives, and to report early warnings on the problems, that may lead to data loss in the future.
The installation procedure is straightforward. Run the downloaded executable file and follow instructions.
To benefit from the complete integration with backup software, you need Acronis backup software (Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 (build 11639 or later) or Acronis True Image Home (build 7046 or later) to be installed on your computer.
Acronis Drive Monitor requires the following hardware:
Processor Pentium 1 GHz or faster
Mouse or other pointing device (recommended)
Supported operating systems for Acronis Drive Monitor:
Windows® XP (including x64 editions)
Windows® Server 2003 (including x64 editions), SBS 2003 (all releases)
Windows® Server 2008 (including x64 editions), SBS 2008 (all releases)
Windows® Vista (all editions)
Windows® 7 (all editions)
S.M.A.R.T. AND CUSTOM SCRIPT FOR DISKS' HEALTH MONITORING
Acronis Drive Monitor uses S.M.A.R.T. and/or custom scripts for monitoring hard drives health. This allows users to be notified about any potential problem with disks.
INTEGRATION WITH ACRONIS BACKUP SOFTWARE
Acronis Drive Monitor supports integration with Acronis Backup & Recovery and Acronis True Image Home for monitoring backup archives of your hard drives. This feature allows you to know whether your data is protected with recently created backup archives.
CRITICAL EVENTS MONITORING
Acronis Drive Monitor informs user about dangerous events in Windows Event Log, which may indicate an increased risk of data loss.
For monitoring unattended computers Acronis Drive Monitor may send e-mail alerts about new problems detected.
About this release:
Release date: 23 Sep, 2010
Build: English, German, French
Downloadable Basic of Acronis Drive Monitor: 507
Improved integration with Acronis Backup & Recovery
Certain hard drives may not report correct S.M.A.R.T. information
In some cases Acronis Drive Monitor may be not able to read S.M.A.R.T. parameters due to I/O controllers and software drivers that do not support transferring of S.M.A.R.T. information or require driver-specific implementation. The following actions may help to enable the S.M.A.R.T. monitoring: enabling S.M.A.R.T. support in BIOS, updating the driver of I/O controller, upgrading to an operating system that supports S.M.A.R.T., or using a custom script for monitoring. Also it is possible to report the unsupported hardware to Acronis by accessing the link from Acronis Drive Monitor interface (Disk overview page).
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Fonts may be cropped when display's DPI setting differs from Normal size (96 dpi). This setting can be changed by selecting Control Panel -> Display -> Settings -> Advanced.