Solid State Doctor is a software utility which can be used in order to display information regarding your hard disk or solid state drives.
The installation process does not last too long and does not bring any kind of surprises, while the interface you come by presents a simple build, as it contains just a few buttons and tabs, which enable you to quickly access all the available options. Both power and novice users can learn how to handle it without experiencing any kind of problems. Moreover, comprehensive Help contents are provided online, thus reaffirming the last made statement.
This tool can detect and display information regarding your HDD, such as model number, firmware version, location, size, features and temperature. Aside from that, you can view S.M.A.R.T. attributes, such as raw read error rate, spin up time, start stop count, power cycle count, end to end error, offline scan uncorrectable count and UDMA CRC error rate, along with values, threshold, raw value, worst and status.
It is possible to configure e-mail alerts for S.M.A.R.T. failures, by specifying an “in” and “out” address, and an outgoing mail server. In addition to that, you can overprovision your drive, and preview space before and after the process.
CPU and memory usage is minimal at all times, thus permitting users to run multiple programs in the same time, without it affecting the manner in which your computer behaves. The response time is very good, the interface is intuitive and our tests did not reveal any errors or crashes.
All in all, Solid State Doctor proves to be a useful piece of software for those interested in finding out more about their hard drive or SSD.