HDDlife version 4 - HELP FILE   HDDlife®

Information on tabs

You can see the following information on each tab:

1. The overall graphic representation of the health and life of the disk.
A green color means that everything is OK, yellow means an urgent state, and red is a critical condition.

2. The manufacturer’s name and the model of the hard drive.
You can use this in bug reporting.

3. The total volume (size) of the disk in gigabytes.
This may slightly vary from that specified by the manufacturer as each manufacturer uses its own method of calculation.

4. The temperature of the hard drive.
This looks like a progress bar. The green level means that everything OK, the yellow level means urgent, the red level is dangerous and there is a chance of overheating and a hard drive failure.
If your disk supports such a feature, the program can show its maximum temperature for the entire duration of its operation. You will see it as a red vertical line.

5. Information about time of the hard disk’s operation.
How many hours your hard disk has been operating.

6. Noise/Performance level.
You can adjust this level as desired (the program saves a prompt showing the level recommended by the manufacturer which can be easily restored).

5. The health and life condition of the hard drive.
This shows the percentage of the remaining health and life of your hard drive. A perfect disk would show 100%. As the disk operates and becomes “worn out”, the level decreases. As in other visual elements, the green color means that everything is OK, yellow means an urgent state, and red means that the state is critical and the disk must be immediately replaced.

8. The performance level of the hard drive.
This estimates the overall performance of the hard drive based on some of its technical parameters. Bear in mind that this parameter concerns the hard drive only and the total performance rate depends on your computer. Use this parameter for informational purposes only.

9. The final conclusion about the status of the disk.
Here you can find a simple and understandable conclusion that HDDlife® makes about the state of your hard drive. It also includes recommendations concerning your further work with the drive.

10. Drive power saving (power saving mode). [available only in the HDDlife® for Notebooks!]
This shows you whether the drive is in the power saving mode or in the regular mode. The button located next to it allows you to switch the drive to the "hibernation" mode - power saving mode. But bear in mind that the next time some other program uses the drive, it will be woken up and come back to its normal power consuming mode.
This mode is available only in the HDDlife® for Notebooks.

11. Date and time of the last drive check.
This shows you the date and time when the drive health was last checked.

12. Information about free space on logical disks.
This table contains all logical disks on the computer with their letters, volume labels, file systems and information about their total sizes and free (available) space.

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