Force Windows to write cached data to disk with FFB
April 15, 2017 – 04:38 | No Comment
Force Windows to write cached data to disk with FFB

Run a Windows program which writes to disk and the changes won’t necessarily be saved immediately. The OS holds them in its cache for a short while, then writes them all at once in an …

CCSIO Benchmark is a smarter way to test drive speeds
March 22, 2017 – 08:00 | Comments Off on CCSIO Benchmark is a smarter way to test drive speeds
CCSIO Benchmark is a smarter way to test drive speeds

CCSIO Benchmark is an intelligent drive speed checker from Swiss-based storage expert Pipemetrics.
The tiny portable program (210KB download) uses multiple combinations of options to automatically find the fastest possible read and write speeds for any …

Hard Disk Sentinel 5.0 adds more test and repair tools
March 8, 2017 – 13:19 | Comments Off on Hard Disk Sentinel 5.0 adds more test and repair tools
Hard Disk Sentinel 5.0 adds more test and repair tools

Veteran drive monitor Hard Disk Sentinel has just been updated to version 5.0, the first major release in more than a year.
The Professional build gets a new “Repair disk drive” method which scans for weak …

MiniTool Partition Wizard 10 extends GPT, exFAT support
February 15, 2017 – 16:24 | Comments Off on MiniTool Partition Wizard 10 extends GPT, exFAT support
MiniTool Partition Wizard 10 extends GPT, exFAT support

Free-for-personal-use partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard 10 has shipped with extended GPT and exFAT support.
The new build adds handy migration features, including the ability to convert system disks from MBR to GPT, or copy an …

Format multiple USB keys at once with Eassos PartitionGuru Free
May 17, 2016 – 10:01 | Comments Off on Format multiple USB keys at once with Eassos PartitionGuru Free
Format multiple USB keys at once with Eassos PartitionGuru Free

Eassos PartitionGuru Free is an easy-to-use hard drive manager which can create, resize, split, extend, clone or recover partitions.
The latest edition can also format multiple USB keys simultaneously and automatically, without any user intervention at …

EaseUS Partition Master 11 adds hard drive cleanup
April 28, 2016 – 12:26 | Comments Off on EaseUS Partition Master 11 adds hard drive cleanup
EaseUS Partition Master 11 adds hard drive cleanup

EaseUS has shipped EaseUS Partition Master 11, adding hard drive clean and speedup tools to the regular partition-managing mix.
Both the Free and Professional editions gain a “Cleanup and Optimization” module, which could free up some …

Get the lowdown on your PCs storage devices with Diskovery
April 4, 2016 – 08:57 | Comments Off on Get the lowdown on your PCs storage devices with Diskovery
Get the lowdown on your PCs storage devices with Diskovery

Bvckup 2 developer Pipemetrics has released the first beta of Diskovery, a free system information tool which reveals all about your PC’s storage devices.
It’s a familiar idea, but Diskovery stands out for its thoroughness, using …

Benchmark your hard drives with Microsoft’s open-source Diskspd
March 8, 2016 – 10:43 | Comments Off on Benchmark your hard drives with Microsoft’s open-source Diskspd
Benchmark your hard drives with Microsoft’s open-source Diskspd

Benchmarking your PC’s hard drives is easy, at least in theory. Download some freeware, point it at your hardware, and you’ll have some vaguely performance-related figures within a very few seconds.
That’s fine for getting a …

Troubleshoot your hard drives with DHE Drive Info
August 14, 2015 – 04:52 | Comments Off on Troubleshoot your hard drives with DHE Drive Info
Troubleshoot your hard drives with DHE Drive Info

Modern hard drives are generally very reliable, and may survive the entire lifetime of your PC without any problems at all. There are no guarantees, though, so it’s wise to have one or two diagnostic …

MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 9 simplifies OS migration, adds Storage Spaces support
January 19, 2015 – 08:41 | Comments Off on MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 9 simplifies OS migration, adds Storage Spaces support
MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 9 simplifies OS migration, adds Storage Spaces support

MiniTool has unveiled a major new update to its partition management software for Windows with the release of MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 9.0, which is free for personal use.
The new build – also available in …

Ashampoo HDD Control 3 adds network monitoring, duplicate file finder tools
November 18, 2014 – 07:38 | Comments Off on Ashampoo HDD Control 3 adds network monitoring, duplicate file finder tools
Ashampoo HDD Control 3 adds network monitoring, duplicate file finder tools

Ashampoo has unveiled a major new build of its hard drive maintenance and monitoring tool with the release of Ashampoo HDD Control 3.
The new release adds two major new features: support for monitoring up to …