About Hard Drive Health Monitor
October 3, 2023
Available only in Kaspersky Plus and Kaspersky Premium.
If your hard drive suddenly becomes damaged, this can cause loss of data stored on the hard drive. Kaspersky application lets you monitor the health of your hard drives using S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology). This technology is based on continuous monitoring of the main performance characteristics of the hard drive. Using Kaspersky application, you can quickly find out about hard drive health getting worse and copy data from damaged drives to other media.
If Hard Drive Health Monitor is enabled, Kaspersky application constantly monitors the health of your hard drives and notifies you when the health is getting worse. You can view the health of both internal and external hard drives. Notifications about hard drive health getting worse are shown in the taskbar notification area. Detailed reports about hard drive monitoring results are shown in the Reports section.
If your hard drive’s health got worse and it is no more safe to store data on the drive, Kaspersky application offers you to copy data from this drive to other media to avoid data loss. You can copy data from a damaged hard drive to any good medium that is available.
You can disable Hard Drive Health Monitor. After disabling Hard Drive Health Monitor, Kaspersky application no longer notifies you about changing health of your hard drives and does not offer you to copy data from damaged drives to other media.