GSmartControl is another of the series of apps that I am releasing for those who were not aware that it existed. In this case, it is an app with a simple and intuitive graphical interface that operates on the basis of smartctl, which is a command line tool to obtain information and control the SMART system of the storage media.
You know that S.M.A.R.T. is the acronym for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology, and it can help you check the health of your hard drives and solid storage media. That is, you will be able to see if your HDD, SSD, or external media units are in good condition or if they may present problems that would lead to data loss.
GSmartControl manages to do this by a series of tests performed to storage drives to check status. Then it displays the results graphically in its UI. That's how simple it is to perform the checks with this software.
When the test is run, you will be able to see information about the medium you have analyzed (brand, model, capacity, ...), and also the state if the test has passed and is correct (green), or if problems have been detected and the test has failed (red). Of course, you can see a complete report with what the test has determined, whatever the result.
Thanks to SMART technology and programs such as GSmartControl, you can prevent catastrophes in your memories and anticipate to carry out backup before it's too late and you lose your data due to a serious failure in your storage drive. And as you can see, you will not need high knowledge for it, the program will take care of everything ...