Get S.M.A.R.T. capability
ReclaiMe Pro can get and analyze S.M.A.R.T. data from the disks connected both by SATA ports and via USB.
You can launch the process of getting S.M.A.R.T. data either from the Disk and image scan
options window or from the Real time parameters control if you pass the first steps and are at the stage after
the Disks and partitions list screen.
Clicking the Get S.M.A.R.T. button launches the process of getting S.M.A.R.T. data from all the physical disks connected to the PC.
The process may take up to a couple of minutes depending on the disk count, connection type and disk health.
Once, ReclaiMe Pro got and analyzed the S.M.A.R.T. data, it displays the following window:
The left panel lists all the disks found, displaying the following information for each disk:
- disk name along with the disk size,
- disk Ssrial number,
- disk health in percent and color: from 0% and red for dead disks and to 100% and green for healthy disks,
- current disk temperature in degrees Centigrade and color: from red for hot and to green for normal temperature,
- Disconnect from recovery checkbox allows to exclude the disk from the recovery so that not to stress the disk further even by reading data from it.
Also, the setting is automatically set to disconnection when the process of disk image file creation is launched on the disk.
Clicking a disk on the left panel gives you a more detailed information for the disk in question in the right grouped under several tabs:
Overview, S.M.A.R.T., Information, Actions.
The tab displays the overall disk health status which can be Error, PreFailure, Degraded, Error and Unknown.
Also, on this tab ReclaiMe Pro provides some main information about the disk like model, model family, serial number, form factor, size,
partitions count on the disk, total time of work, estimated time of work, total amount of data written to the disk and reallocated event count.
You can leave your comments about a disk in the appropriate field below the Information block. The comments are saved and available across the ReclaiMe Pro runs.
Below the comment block ReclaiMe pro displays the activity log contain all the actions performed with the disk during all the software runs.
The most recent actions are on the top. You can clear the log file by clicking the Clear log button.
On this tab ReclaiMe Pro lists all the available S.M.A.R.T. attributes for the disk.
The most important from the disk heath point are Read error rate, reallocated sector count, reported uncorrectable errors, and reallocation event count.
All the values are displayed as they were read from the disk.
Here ReclaiMe Pro provides additional useful data about the disk like physical path as it is displayed in Windows Disk Management, disk interface, media type and so on.
ReclaiMe Pro allows to create a disk image file for any disk listed in the ReclaiMe S.M.A.R.T. form.
You can either create an image file of raw, VHD or VHDX type or load the previously created save state file so that to continue the creation of disk image file.
Once you load the save state file or click Start creating disk image, a new tab – Disk image creation,
will appear where you can set and control the parameters of the process of disk image file creation.
Disk image file creation
On this tab you can specify all the settings for the disk image file creation.
More information about specific parameters you can read at this page.
Clicking the Start button launches the process. You can Pause it any time and save the state of the process so that to resume it later.
The Close button cancels the process rather than just closes the disk image file creation tab. ReclaiMe Pro warns about canceling the process. If you need to
have the processed running and return to the recovery, close the S.M.A.R.T. form instead.
You can launch the disk image file creation for any number of disks which are listed in the ReclaiMe S.M.A.R.T. form,
the processes are running in parallel so no speed decrease expected.
All the disks for which the disk image file creation running are disconnected from the recovery until the process is complete.
Then you need to include them into the recovery manually by unchecking the Disconnect from recovery setting of the corresponding disk.
You can safely close the ReclaiMe S.M.A.R.T. form and continue recovery on the remaining disks.
The processes of the disk image creation running on the disks will continue until they finish. Once this happens, you will receive a notification about it.