Unexpected disk failures are expensive. Lost data, employee downtime, an emergency service call and forensic data recovery are all expensive costs that eat away at your bottom line--the average per-incident cost to a business for an unexpected drive failure is $1200 USD. With WindowSMART 2013, you get early notification that disks are having problems so you can take corrective action before disaster strikes. Back up the data, schedule a service call when its convenient and most importantly, save money.
WindowSMART 2013 integrates seamlessly into the enterprise. Centrally configure end-user computers with WindowSMART's Active Directory template and monitor those computers with the WindowSMART management pack for Microsoft System Center. WindowSMART is even available in a lightweight client version if you want to monitor computers without giving users the full UI.
Since compatibility is often a concern of system administrators when deciding whether or not a tool is suitable to be deployed in a corporate environment, we've taken the guesswork out of that. WindowSMART 2013 passed the Microsoft designed tests for compatibility, stability and reliability and is authorized to display both the Windows 8 Compatible and Compatible with Windows 7 logos.
WindowSMART was designed not only to be powerful, but simple to use as well. A simple user interface shows you everything you need to know about your disks in a single view. Large buttons and icons make it easy to perform essential tasks. Even the licensing is simple. Buy just one home license, and all the computers in your home are covered.
Most importantly, however, is that WindowSMART is a set-it-and-forget-it tool. Set it up the way you want, and it'll take care of the rest. Even if nothing is wrong, WindowSMART can send you a daily email just to tell you everything is okay.
If you're not sure if WindowSMART will run on your home PC, we want you to rest assured that WindowSMART will install and run smoothly. We ran WindowSMART through Microsoft's desktop app certification tests for compatibility, stability and reliability, and WindowSMART passed them all. WindowSMART is thus authorized to display both the Windows 8 Compatible and Compatible with Windows 7 logos.
While it is impossible to prevent disk failures, WindowSMART 2013 keeps your data safe by always keeping you aware of disk health problems and backing up your data if a serious problem arises.
WindowSMART 2013 isn't just a system utility. It's a cost-cutting tool. Unexpected disk failures are expensive, so WindowSMART can help you rein in those unwanted, unplanned expenses.
WindowSMART 2013 is supported on all versions of Windows, starting with Windows XP Service Pack 3 and later. This includes Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. For servers, this includes Windows Server 2003 (SP-2 or later), Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012.
WindowSMART will work with most laptops and desktops. If you bought your computer at a store such as Best Buy, Fry's, Walmart, etc., chances are WindowSMART will run just fine. However, if you have a server, high-end gaming desktop or a computer you built yourself, WindowSMART might not work with it, particularly if you are using hardware RAID. WindowSMART does not work with most hardware RAID controllers, particularly if the disks are configured in a RAID array. If you're not sure if WindowSMART will recognize your disks, install the trial version. If you see question marks next to the disks, then WindowSMART may not support them. Always ensure you have the latest drivers installed. Sometimes a simple drive update resolves the problem.
WindowSMART 2013 requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Full to be installed.
If you're running Windows 8, WindowSMART 2013 works, even if you use Windows 8's new Storage Spaces feature.
Here's a picture that most users would probably want to see. All of the disks here are healthy!
If you want an at-a-glance view of a disk's health status without scrolling through the list of attributes, just click the disk and then click Health Status.
If you have an email account, you can receive disk health alerts in your inbox! WindowSMART sends you a daily summary too, even if all is well.
If you ever wondered what the SMART attributes mean, you can click on any of them for a detailed explanation.
If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet or Windows phone, you can have instant disk health alerts delivered to your mobile device.
Above are sample alerts received on an iPad and an iPhone 4S. The examples above demonstrate the Boxcar client. You may also use the Prowl client.
Above are sample alerts received on an HP TouchPad running Android (Ice Cream Sandwich). This example demonstrates Notify My Android.
Above are sample alerts received on an LG Quantum phone running Windows Phone 7.5 These examples demonstrate Toasty.
If you run Microsoft SCOM 2007 R2 or later, you can deploy the WindowSMART 2013 management pack to receive disk health alerts in SCOM.
The WindowSMART 2013 SCOM management pack doesn't always raise alerts. Some events only change a computer's health status.
If you want to centrally manage WindowSMART's configuration, you can with Active Directory policy templates, available in ADMX and classic ADM.