SMART Monitor – hard disk drive manufacturers have adopted a standard called S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) which reports many internal drive performance attributes. SMART Monitor is a very useful hard disk tool that will come in handy.
This software monitors these attributes and alerts user to falling values due to damage or wear and tear. By being alerted to falling performance attributes, chance of data loss is minimized since proper preventive action can be taken before disastrous drive failure occurs.