Ashampoo HDD Control 2 – Review

An excellent software to deal with your hard disk drive. Ashampoo HDD Control 2 has extensive features which many HDD tools lack. Ever wondered how many hours your HDD has served you? This software can even tell you that.

From health to performance, hard disk drive has S.M.A.R.T. data updated regularly to keep track of how well it is working. Platter type hard disk drive is an old technology but it is still widely used. SSD has its benefits but HDD has something which makes it distinctive and preferable over SSD for using in servers. Hard disk drive is preferred when building a server as currently, it offers much more storage capacity in much less price and better service life. Servers keep running round the clock and solid state drives can not well serve the purpose of continuous reading and writing. Since solid state drive has finite number of Read-Write cycles, it wears out over time faster.


So, if you are using hard disk drive, you might need to look at its performance and health to make sure that your precious data is safe. In that case, Ashampoo HDD Control 2 can serve the purpose. It calculates and visually tells you the heath, performance and temperature of hard drive by looking at the S.M.A.R.T. data statistics preserved by hard drive. This software has extended features like ”automatic acoustic management” which can let you create a balance between noise and performance of hard drive by adjusting RPM of its platter. “Advanced Power Management” let you manage power consumed by hard disk drive. Both these features should be dealt by professional only as it is safe not to change pre-configured settings of hard drive.

Under highlighted temperature is a portion of software that tells you some major information about your hard drive. It has exclusive features of revealing number of times HDD is switched on, total up time etc. More information can be acquired by hitting ”Information” button. Utilizing this software, you can perform surface test to locate bad sectors, or a general scan to test file system errors. Other features included are defragmentation, benchmark, drive cleaner, internet cleaner, data recovery, data destruction and data analysis. The software can be password protected, has notifications feature. Few skins are pre-included to customize its look.

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