Diskovery is a brand new storage analyzer for the Windows operating system by the makers of the great Bvckup 2 backup program.
The application is available as a beta version only currently, and only from third-party sites as the official project site has not been published yet.
You can download the program from Download Crew for instance currently. We will update the review once the site goes up, and then again when the program loses its beta status.
Diskovery is a lightweight portable program currently that has a size of just 227 Kilobyte. The program is compatible with all recent versions of the Windows operating system starting with Windows Vista and going all the way up to Windows 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit editions are supported.
A representation of all storage devices and logical volumes is displayed to you on start. The listing may include RAM disks, virtual disks and pretty much any storage device that is connected to the PC at the time of the scan. It may display inaccessible drives on top of that.
You may then click on an item displayed in the sidebar to display a wealth of information about it.
Here is just a quick list of important information displayed by Diskovery:
Some information can be expanded. It is for instance possible to expand the SMART data entry to display all attributes in the program interface.
Similar options exist for device, capacity, drive letters, the partition table, supported features and SATA signaling rate. The latter reveals the supported rates which may provide you with information on whether the rate is running at maximum speed or not.
Supported features offers interesting information as well, for instance if UltraDMA mode is on, or whether the drive supports TRIM.
Logical Volume information are somewhat different. The following information are displayed for logical volumes:
Diskovery is a beta program and therefore not rated until the final version of the program is released. The program has a lot going for it already: it is lightweight, portable, and displays lots of information that can be useful when analyzing storage devices connected to the system.
What's missing is an option to print or export the information (you can display the scan log but it is highly technical), and there is no way to compare scans which could be another interesting feature.
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