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Warns of hard drive failures and resolves performance-related issues

Ashampoo HDD Control is an easy to use software that will perform hard disk maintenance for you. This involves taking measures to prevent potential failures and crashes before they occur.

Towards this end, Ashampoo HDD Control combines several functions available for the first time in this particular configuration: Monitoring, clean-up and defragmentation. Also on board: Benchmark!
Here are some key features of 'Ashampoo HDD Control':

Basic functions:
· Information on serial numbers, firmware, cache, bad sectors on your hard disk(s)
· Background guard continuously monitors status, performance and temperature
· In-depth explanations and information on context-sensitive help
· Displays all current SMART files with detailed explanations
· Able to export reports for support purposes
· Fully configurable temperature monitoring available in Celsius and Fahrenheit
· Option to automatically save all incidents in separate log
· Simple controls and GUI including color schemes
· Easy and automatic software updates

· Powerful, high-speed disk clean-up
· Objects found can be configured and managed in shortcut menus
· Objects found can be managed using intelligent filter mechanisms
· New exception rules can be created manually or automatically
· Supports the latest generation of browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera)
· Wide range of options to customize configuration to meet user requirements
· High level of security thanks to years of experience and advanced cookie management

· High-quality defragmentation performed to latest standards
· Fully automatic ‘proactive’ defragmentation runs in background
· Defragmentation algorithm with minimum impact on system performance
· Range of defragmentation options (fast, normal, intelligent)
· Parallel defragmentation of all drives and/or partitions
· Comprehensive configuration and customization options

· Monitoring
· Self-monitoring, analysis, status reports on imminent failures
· Evaluation of health and performance status of your hard drive(s)
· Range of evaluation criteria available for customized configuration
· Email alerts to notify user that condition of hard drive(s) has deteriorated and failure is imminent
· Direct link to Windows event log
S.M.A.R.T. technology provides information on (if supported by drive):
· Number of hours in operation and start-up processes
· Error rate during positioning
· Start/stop processes of drive heads
· Number of parking sequences for write/read units
· Disk calibration attempts
· Reallocations (in event of bad disk sectors)
· Controller hard drive transfer rate (defective cable)
· And many more
· Temperature display including early warning of overheating

· Identifies all values required to evaluate the performance of your hard drive(s)
· Clearly structured GUI for performance evaluation (benchmark)
· Online database link for direct comparison of your results with other systems
Clear presentation of information and values on:
· min./max. data transfer rates
· average data transfer rates


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Ashampoo HDD Control Download & Updates

by Ashampoo GmbH & Co K.G.

Download the latest version for Windows Vista

Ashampoo HDD Control version created: 6/25/2009 6:47:55 PM
Last Ashampoo HDD Control update: 6/25/2009 6:47:55 PM
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File name: ashampoo_hdd_control_sm.exe

Ashampoo HDD Control update added less than 3 days ago!

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Item Type: ShortCut Software

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