An innovative disk surface scanner, disk health monitor and file recovery system.
Advanced Disk Panel
You can open the advanced disk panel by selecting a disk and clicking advanced at the bottom of the screen, or by double clicking a disk. If you turned off summary panels in settings, the advanced panel will show up when you select any disk.
The advanced panel consists a few different parts that tell you different things about the selected disk.
The disk icon tells you the overall health status of this disk and shows the same information as the disk icon on the Disk Summay Panel.
In addition to that, below the disk icon is the disk temperature (if available) and the disk capacity. The temperature text will turn red if the disk is overheating.
The disk health panel shows you the same information as the Disk Summay Panel, but with a shorter one word status report for each health category.
If there a problem in any one of the categories, and that problem has a resolution, or there is more information about it, the status text will become a link that you can click.
The sector map shows the status of the physical surface disk check.
- (Gray) - This part of the disk was never checked.
- (Green) - This part of the disk is readable.
- (Red) - There is at least one unreadable sector in this block.
- (Blue) - This block was scanned as part of an ongoing disk surface scan.
- (Purple) - The scanner is searching for damage in this block.
- Click here to change the block size of the sector map. The smaller the blocks the fewer on-disk sectors each block will represents. You can see how many bytes are represented by each block below the sector map.
- Click here to start scanning this disk. StableBit Scanner will only scan sectors that haven't been checked recently. If all the sectors on this disk were checked recently, nothing will happen. The number of days to wait before re-checking the same disk sectors is configurable in settings.
- Click here to stop checking this disk. The check status for sectors checked up to this point will be saved.
- Click here to mark all sectors on this disk checked as of now.
- Click here to mark all readable (Gereen ) sectors on this disk as never checked. This can be useful if you want to force a full re-check of the entire disk right now.
- Click here to mark all unreadable (Red ) sectors on this disk as never checked. This can be useful to force a re-check of bad sectors, in case you suspect that some of them may have been re-mapped.
The technical details sub-panel, is a summary of what is shown in the Technical Details Window.
- The first line tells you whether this disk is part of the storage pool or not.
- The second line tells you whether the Windows Home Server backup database is stored on this disk.
- This disk holds the Windows Home Server backup database.
- This disk does not hold any part of the Windows Home Server backup database.
- The third line tells you how this disk is connected (USB, SCSI, SATA, ...). Note that if Direct I/O is not available for a given disk, then this is only a guess based on what Windows tells us.
- The third line shows if Direct I/O is available to this disk.
- Direct I/O is available to the disk.
- Direct I/O is not available to the disk.
- Click More Information to open the Technical Details Window.
This chart shows you the instantaneous disk performance in the last 10 seconds. The number at the bottom is the average disk I/O in the past 10 seconds.
- Green Line - Shows the total read / write rate.
- Yellow Line - Shows the scanner performance when surface scanning this disk.
The S.M.A.R.T. sub-panel, is a summary of what is shown in the S.M.A.R.T. Window.
- The first line tells you whether S.M.A.R.T. thinks the disk is failing.
- Disk failure is not predicted by S.M.A.R.T.
- Disk failure is predicted by S.M.A.R.T.
- The second line tells you whether there are warnings set for any attributes. ()
- No S.M.A.R.T. warnings set.
- At least one S.M.A.R.T. attribute is suspicious and may indicate a possible mechanical problem that can lead to data loss.
- S.M.A.R.T. attribute meanings are not available. Make sure you have cloud integration enable.
- The third line tells you how long this disk has been in a power on state. Note that this may not be accurate without cloud integration. ()
- The fourth line tells you how long it took to spin up the disk.
- The fifth line shows the number of times this disk has stopped and started.
- Click More Information to open the S.M.A.R.T. Window.