Your hard disk is the most important part of your PC. It contains all your saved data and applications but like anything, wear and tear takes its toll especially if it’s left on 24 hours a day.
If you want to know the true state of your hard disk, then HD Workbench can help. The program uses your drive’s Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) which can detect possible read-write failures in your units before they happen.
The program comes equipped with a series of utilities that continually examine your hard drive’s surface and sectors. If it detects a failure, it will try to correct the defective sectors but if it’s too serious, it will offer solutions such as the possibility of recovering data by cloning the disk. If you’re worried that your hard drive is on it’s last legs, you should definitely use HD Workbench to confirm your worst fears.