Want to check your hard drive health in Windows 8? Free tool CrystalDiskInfo now got you covered. There is no built-in utility in Windows 8 to tell the health status of hard drive, that’s why we’ve to rely on freeware third-party tools like CrystalDiskInfo and Acronis Drive Monitor. CrystalDiskInfo version 5.1 has been released with support for Windows 8 and Server 2012.

Windows 8: Know health condition of your Hard drive/SSD with CrystalDiskInfo

CrystalDiskInfo at present available as installer and portable version. Apart from supporting traditional hard drives, it also monitors for SSD’s (Solid State Drive) health and temperature as well.

CrystlDiskInfo showing hard drive health, temperature in Windows 8

By using this tool, we can now know how healthy our hard disk is in Windows 8. HDD contains precious data such as documents, photos and other files, with the help of this tool, we can backup such data if it being warned as failing with status shown as “‘bad” and then we can replace it with a new drive.

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Using the program is easy, download and install this on your Computer or use portable version which then displays HDD health status, temperature and other parameters on its interface window.

What’s new in CrystalDiskInfo 5.1.0

  • Added Windows 8/Server 2012 support.
  • Improved SSD support.
  • Updated Desktop Gadget.

Download CrystalDiskInfo 5.1

Warning: During the install, CrystalDiskinfo asks to install Nitro PDF Reader in Windows 7 (not in Windows 8) you can skip it or better use the portable version of CrystalDiskInfo instead.