Unfortunately, the Windows operating system is not the most stable on the market today, and if you have ever had a system crash then you know how much of a pain it can be.
It’s a good job there are some tools available to help. Take, for instance, CheckDrive. CheckDrive provides an easy way to check your hard drives for any errors that have resulted from system crashes or when your PC has been switched off without correctly using Windows shutdown.
The app is able to detect the current fragmentation status of the your hard drive and is bale to show the amount of redundant data on the disk. In addition, CheckDrive shows the S.M.A.R.T. data and calculates a health status from it.
You also have the option to visualize the usage of your hard drives with the 'FolderVisualizer' module. With this, you are able to analyze your disk drive and view exactly which files and folders require the most space on your disk. It is able capable of creating lists of the top-100 files that take up the most space, along with statistics and charts about different file types on your drive.
Overall, CheckDrive is a very useful tool to have on your system. It is lightweight, easy to use and leaves a small footprint. If you are prepared to buy the Plus version you also gain access to the auto check feature, which lets you regularly check your hard drives at intervals set up with the task scheduler.