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 …

Hardwipe 4.0.1 released, drops 32-bit support, improves Recycler cleaning tool
April 15, 2014 – 11:04 | Comments Off on Hardwipe 4.0.1 released, drops 32-bit support, improves Recycler cleaning tool
Hardwipe 4.0.1 released, drops 32-bit support, improves Recycler cleaning tool

Big Angry Dog Ltd has released HardWipe 4.0.1 and HardWipe Portable 4.0.1, a major new version of its ad-supported data wiping tool for Windows. Version 4.0.1 is notable for becoming a 64-bit only build, dropping …

DiskAid 6.6 speeds up device cloning, improves backup and restore options
March 27, 2014 – 13:46 | Comments Off on DiskAid 6.6 speeds up device cloning, improves backup and restore options
DiskAid 6.6 speeds up device cloning, improves backup and restore options

DigiDNA has released DiskAid 6.6, a new build of its tool for converting spare storage on an iOS device into an external hard drive for wireless or USB access from a Windows or Mac computer.
Version …

Track hard drive activity in real time with Free Folder Monitor
February 10, 2014 – 08:00 | Comments Off on Track hard drive activity in real time with Free Folder Monitor
Track hard drive activity in real time with Free Folder Monitor

Whether you need to know what a particular installation program is doing to your system, or you’re just wondering why your hard drive is busy all the time, being able to track disk activity can …

Stay safe: flush your Windows cache to disk with Sysinternals Sync
December 27, 2013 – 09:52 | Comments Off on Stay safe: flush your Windows cache to disk with Sysinternals Sync
Stay safe: flush your Windows cache to disk with Sysinternals Sync

If you regularly use removable drives on PCs then you probably already know they should be ejected (right-click in Explorer, select Eject) before you unplug them. This is because Windows normally caches disk writes for …

CCleaner for Mac 1.07 promises improved cookie management, refreshed look
April 17, 2013 – 12:35 | Comments Off on CCleaner for Mac 1.07 promises improved cookie management, refreshed look
CCleaner for Mac 1.07 promises improved cookie management, refreshed look

Piriform, Inc has released CCleaner for Mac 1.07.233, a minor refresh of its Mac freeware cleaning tool. Modelled closely on CCleaner 4.0 for Windows, version 1.07 sports the same refreshed program icons and interface tweaks …

Give your hard drives a free physical health check with CrystalDiskInfo 5.5.0
April 1, 2013 – 12:19 | Comments Off on Give your hard drives a free physical health check with CrystalDiskInfo 5.5.0
Give your hard drives a free physical health check with CrystalDiskInfo 5.5.0

Data loss can take many forms, but one of the most devastating is through physical drive failure. There’s no knowing how long your hard drives will last – one drive might last well beyond its …

UltraDefrag 6.0 FINAL promises faster performance, FAT optimisation support
March 4, 2013 – 07:41 | Comments Off on UltraDefrag 6.0 FINAL promises faster performance, FAT optimisation support
UltraDefrag 6.0 FINAL promises faster performance, FAT optimisation support

Open-source Windows defrag tool UltraDefrag 6.0 FINAL has been released along with a 64-bit build and portable editions. The new build promises optimised disk processing algorithms for speed and efficiency, support for optimising FAT disks …

Anvisoft releases Anvi Rescue Disk 1.0
December 27, 2012 – 07:32 | Comments Off on Anvisoft releases Anvi Rescue Disk 1.0
Anvisoft releases Anvi Rescue Disk 1.0

Security vendor Anvisoft has released Anvi Rescue Disk 1.0, a free bootable Linux-based environment with tools to help detect and remove ransomware from an infected PC.
And while this isn’t exactly a new idea, the system …