The WD Drive Utilities application is an overall management application for owners of newer Western Digital external drives.
The application layout provides access to a number of useful features that are designed to take advantage of the tools and features of WD drives.
Starting off, WD Drive Utilities has 5 tabs to select between drive diagnostics, RAID management, Sleep Timer, Drive Erase and Registration.
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The diagnostics here are useful for detecting any serious issues with the hardware and has 3 different tests: SMART Status, Quick Drive Test and Complete Drive Test. The latter is obviously the most comprehensive but also the one which takes the most time; useful for finding bad sectors.
RAID Management is self-explanatory and comes with RAID0 for splitting data between drives and RAID1 which mirrors between drives.
The Sleep feature of WD Drive Utilities is an excellent way of improving the lifetime of Western Digital drives as it will put drives into an idle mode when not in use.
Finally, the Drive Erase control needs less of a description. It does exactly what it says on the box.
All in all, WD Drive Utilities provides a few neat features that aren't available as standard Windows functions.
WD Drive Utilities 188.8.131.52 on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs
This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from drive utilities without restrictions. WD Drive Utilities 184.108.40.206 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows.Filed under:
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