Wednesday, 29 October 2008

When people are using Disk Monitor they ask me whether the disk market will every really change to solid state and will this have a knock-on effect when using disk monitoring software. 

It has been said that, within the next ten years, SSD (Solid State Drives) will replace the standard hard drive, and in the interim HDD / SSD hybrids are likely to increase in popularity as the storage technology of choice.  

I am pretty sure that in years to come the solid state hard disk market will boom with more and more companies using solid state in laptops, small computers, PDA's etc. The reason why the technology will become even more popular will be down to a handful of main advantages :

1. Length of battery life on laptops, etc will be greatly increased.

2. Cost will continue to fall

3. Reliability will increase due to zero moving parts.

As far as software goes (if its any good), it will just carry on working exactly how it would normally as the process will still be the same.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

New Disk Monitor Trial Launch

It appeared that people who had used Disk Monitor Standard and Pro wanted to share their experiences of it with other people. We hadn't really felt the need to have a trial version of the software as it pretty much did everything it said on the tin........but what do we know :) So by popular(as it appears) demand we have launched 'Disk Monitor Pro - Trial'. This version will allow users to monitor up to 3 drives.

Watch those exchange logs

As many of you will know Microsoft Exchange creates a lot of logs, if you couple that with any backup software which backs up right the way down to mailbox level then you end up with quite a few log files. Many of these files will be quite small but when you get a few thousand of them then it can start to become a problem. Its well worth keeping an eye on the locations of these logs to make sure that one night your server doesn't fill up and fall over.

Bring out all the bells and whistles

We all know that running out of disk space on any device is annoying, especially when the device in question is critical to a number of peoples everyday work flow. So what's the main thing that needs to occur when something like this is about to happen ? ............Tell everyone.....Well, perhaps not everyone but most definitely YOU. Within all versions of disk monitor there are a number of ways to attract the attention of the, popup's, program launching and sound. If there's a problem round the corner, you'll be the first to know.