The beta release of StableBit Scanner has a new release:
- Added "Burst Test". Right click on a disk and click "Burst Test..."
A Burst Test stresses the disk controller for an extending period of time by reading faster than the physical disk is capable of.
This can be used to stress test the entire chain of components leading to disk access such as the disk controller, disk enclosure and cables. One use of this test is to test for disk "drop out" when a disk is under stress.
This test is based on a USB 3.0 testing procedure but is applicable to other technologies as well.
- Added the ability to ping a disk. Right click on any disk and click "Ping disk".
Expose the "Ping" column to see the response time. The response time is the average time to read 1 MB from the disk for the past 10 seconds. Pinging a disk is also an easy way to visually identify a particular disk. Just look at the disk access light for disk activity every 1 second.
Pinging can also be used to test for disk "drop out". If a ping is interrupted by the disk dropping out, "Error" will be shown in the Ping column in red and pinging will not continue. Unlike burst testing, pinging is very light on system resources.
- Added ability to designate locations for drives. Each disk now has a 'Case' and 'Bay' that can be set up in "Disk Settings".
The idea is that each disk is located in some Case at a particular Bay.
Disks can be grouped by bays and sorted by cases. There is also a new location column.
Both cases and bays are free-form text, but bays are numeric-aware in terms of sorting.
- Added advanced option to turn off WMI SMART queries (Smart_NoWmi).
You can download version 18.104.22.16823 BETA from here.
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