If you want to take care of your computer, it is important that you take care of your hard drive as this is one of the most important pieces of hardware that you have installed. Ashampoo HDD Control 2 is a staggeringly powerful drive management tool that can be used to viewed detailed information about any drives you have installed, both internal and external, which includes a number of components that can be used to ensure the health and performance of your drive.

The program is able to pull in SMART data to reveal details such as the spin-up time of your drives and the number of problem sectors that have been detected. If you are unfamiliar with what any of these details mean, there are descriptions provided so that you can understand the state of your drive. The app will also give you very details information about the statistics of your drive.

Sticking with the informational theme, the Analysis section of the program can be used to determine how your drive is being used. If you have ever wondered how your disk space is being used up, here you can view a stunning 3D graphs that gives you a breakdown of the size of all of your files and folders – you also have the option of filtering by file type. Benchmarking tools are available so you can see how the speed of your drive compares to others but there are a number of other useful tools included here.

You can help to speed up[ your drives by taking advantage of the defrag option, including activating Pro-Active defragging which allows you to take a very hands-off approach to on-going maintenance. Other handy options include the drive cleaner, data recovery and even a data destruction option. Just about everything you could ever want to do with or know about your drives can be found here. This is a free program, but in order to unlock it and use it to its full potential you will need to supply your email address so that you can be sent a free registration code.

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A power-user’s dream, this is an app that provides you with all of the information you need and gives you a range of valuable utilities to work with.