EaseUS Partition Master 11 adds hard drive cleanup
April 28, 2016 – 12:26 | No Comment
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 …

StableBit CloudDrive is a secure virtual drive for your cloud storage accounts
April 21, 2016 – 05:38 | No Comment
StableBit CloudDrive is a secure virtual drive for your cloud storage accounts

StableBit CloudDrive beta ($34.95) is an interesting tool which creates a secure virtual drive on your PC, and stores the data on your choice of local, network or cloud storage.
The program currently supports Amazon S3, …

Reclaim lost disk space on a USB key with imageUSB
March 24, 2016 – 05:02 | No Comment
Reclaim lost disk space on a USB key with imageUSB

There are many tools to help you customise a USB key. You could make it bootable, run one or more LiveCDs, lock it to prevent unauthorised access, create encrypted storage areas, and more.
This will often …

Benchmark your hard drives with Microsoft’s open-source Diskspd
March 8, 2016 – 10:43 | No Comment
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 …

Sidebar Diagnostics is a stylish system monitor for your desktop
February 8, 2016 – 05:24 | Comments Off on Sidebar Diagnostics is a stylish system monitor for your desktop
Sidebar Diagnostics is a stylish system monitor for your desktop

Sidebar Diagnostics is a well-designed professional system monitor for Windows Vista and later.
No, we’re not usually interested in this kind of tool, either, but wait – this is a package you might actually want to …

Mount cloud storage as local drives with Mountain Duck
January 28, 2016 – 11:55 | Comments Off on Mount cloud storage as local drives with Mountain Duck
Mount cloud storage as local drives with Mountain Duck

Iterate GmBh has shipped Mountain Duck 1.0, a smart tool which mounts remote volumes as local drives in Windows Explorer and the Mac’s Finder.
Based on the developer’s Cyberduck technology, Mountain Duck connects to FTP and …

TreeMapFs is a versatile disk space analyzer
January 26, 2016 – 02:45 | Comments Off on TreeMapFs is a versatile disk space analyzer
TreeMapFs is a versatile disk space analyzer

Storage space may be cheap these days, but wasting it is still a bad idea: the more you fill a drive, the longer file searches, antivirus scans and other system-wide operations will take.
TreeMapFs is a …

This New Year’s Eve, make sure your PC is safely backed up with our O&O Disk Image 9 Downloadcrew Giveaway, worth $29.95!
December 30, 2015 – 12:16 | Comments Off on This New Year’s Eve, make sure your PC is safely backed up with our O&O Disk Image 9 Downloadcrew Giveaway, worth $29.95!
This New Year’s Eve, make sure your PC is safely backed up with our O&O Disk Image 9 Downloadcrew Giveaway, worth $29.95!

What better way to prepare your PC for 2016 than by providing a failsafe backup this New Year’s Eve? That’s right, on December 31st we’re providing you with a 24-hour giveaway of the brilliant O&O …

CorzSpaZio is a versatile disk space monitor
November 19, 2015 – 09:03 | Comments Off on CorzSpaZio is a versatile disk space monitor
CorzSpaZio is a versatile disk space monitor

Monitoring your PCs disk space isn’t difficult, at a basic level: just launching Explorer will get you started, and there’s plenty of freeware around to take the process a little further.
That’s probably enough for general …

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 …

WinToFlash converts Windows setup discs to bootable USB keys
July 6, 2015 – 13:20 | Comments Off on WinToFlash converts Windows setup discs to bootable USB keys
WinToFlash converts Windows setup discs to bootable USB keys

Installing Windows normally requires a setup disc, which is just fine, unless your optical drive isn’t working. Or your system doesn’t have one at all. Or the disc is scratched and unreadable. Or you really …