A freeware hard drive utility called CrystalDiskInfo can be used to find how many hours a hard drive installed in your Windows 10 device have been running, and how many times it has been turned on and off.
It uses the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) protocol, which is included in all modern storage devices, to show you what is going on with your discs.
Crystal Disk Info can fetch and display a ton of information about your SSD or HDD. It can show the temperature of your hard drive, the drive type (SSD/HDD), its connection interface and protocol, drive’s device serial number which can be useful to check if its warranty is over, and more.
Another useful feature this application comes with is that it gives you a measure of your hard drive Heath Status. As various factors approach thresholds of danger, CrystalDiskInfo will alert you, letting you know it’s time to make backups while you still can.
According to various researches, increasing drive temperature by 5 C has the same effect on reliability as switching from 10% to 100% HDD workload. Each one-degree drop of HDD temperature is equivalent to a 10% increase of HDD service life.
When your storage device fails, you simply lost all your data. Hard drive failure can be disastrous for your data.
So it is very important to keep an eye on your hard drive performance and its health. It is better to prevent a hard drive failure.
Here is a screenshot of CrystalDiskInfo.
CrystalDiskInfo’s System Requirements
- OS XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
- IE 8.0~
- .NET 2.0~
To Find Out How Old Is Your Hard Drive in Windows 10,
- Download and Run CrystalDiskInfo.
- Select the disk drive you want to check.
- Check out values
Power on hoursand
Power on count.
You can download the app here:
No installation required. Just extract it from the zip archive.