9.2.3 Hard drive monitoring app for Windows

Felix Cheng

Keep tabs on your hard drive's health and performance.

Free and open source disk analyzing software download, reviewed by Felix Cheng
Provides a number of attributes related to your hard drive - Screenshot of CrystalDiskInfo
Effortless installation - Screenshot of CrystalDiskInfo
Keep your disk drive in good shape with many advanced features - Screenshot of CrystalDiskInfo
Keep your disk drive in good shape - Screenshot of CrystalDiskInfo
Powerful hard disk analysis tool - Screenshot of CrystalDiskInfo

Hard drive diagnostic software.

CrystalDiskInfo is a comprehensive hard drive diagnostic tool which can test and display a number of parameters from the drive it has tested.

It's not just HDD drives which CrystalDiskInfo supports, in fact it can also obtain the relevant data from installed SSD drives as well. It does an excellent job at monitoring the health of your drive, making sure data isn't lost.

The installation of CrystalDiskInfo isn't complicated and once the application has been launched, you can start analyzing your drives. The main information provided at the start is as basic as the firmware, interface, drive letter and buffer size.

The most important data that it collects can be summarized as read error rate, spin-up time, start/stop count, seek error rate and other vital data to the health of the drive it's tested. CrystalDriveInfo can also be setup to send alerts by desktop, email or sounds. An event log is also accessible.

If you're looking for a powerful drive management and diagnostics tool, then CrystalDiskInfo is a great option that provides most of the relevant data from its S.M.A.R.T. analysis.

Features of CrystalDiskInfo

  • AAM: Adjust acoustic level of hard drives.
  • Alerts: Receive email notifications of drive health.
  • Benchmark: Measure drive performance.
  • Graphs: Visualize drive performance and health.
  • Intel RAID: Monitor Intel RAID controller.
  • Logging: Record drive information to a log file.
  • Power Management: Automatically spin down idle drives.
  • SMART: Track attributes and predict potential failure.
  • Security Erase: Quickly erase data from ATA/SATA drives.
  • Serial ATA: Show detailed information on SATA / eSATA drives.
  • Solid State Drive: Monitor SSDs and display estimated lifetime.
  • System Health: Monitor SSD and HDD health and temperature.
  • Tray Icon: Monitor system information in real-time.
  • Tray Icon Color: Customize tray icon based on drive health.

Compatibility and License

CrystalDiskInfo is released under the MIT License for the Windows operating system from hardware diagnostic software. This means you can download, install, run and share the program freely without any restrictions. The source code is also open which means anybody can freely modify this software.

Crystal Dew World accepts donations for the continued development of this free software.

What version of Windows can CrystalDiskInfo run on?

CrystalDiskInfo can be used on a computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the OS shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8 and Windows 7 having been tested. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.

Filed under:
  1. CrystalDiskInfo Download
  2. Free Hardware Diagnostic Software
  3. Open source and GPL software
  4. Portable Software
  5. Disk Analyzing Software
CrystalDiskInfo has been picked by our editors as good software.
CrystalDiskInfo has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested CrystalDiskInfo 9.2.3 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.