S.M.A.R.T. Monitor

KillDisk supports displaying S.M.A.R.T. information. Just navigate to the menu bar and select Tools > SMART Monitor. It opens the S.M.A.R.T. monitor window shown below:

Figure 1: S.M.A.R.T. Monitor View

S.M.A.R.T. Information

The S.M.A.R.T. monitor displays a list of all discovered disks and shows the S.M.A.R.T. information next to them in table format. The following S.M.A.R.T. information is shown as separate columns:

  • Display Name
  • Device Model
  • Serial Number
  • Firmware Version
  • Read Error Rate
  • Reallocated Sectors Count
  • Spin-up Retries
  • Command Timeout
  • Reallocated Event Count
  • Current Pending Sectors
  • Reported Uncorrectable Errors
  • Soft Read Error Rate
  • Read Error Retry Rate

Configurable Settings

These are the parameters to be configured in the Settings drop-down menu on a toolbar:

Monitored disks
Here you have the option to either display All Disks seen by the system or only the Active (processing) disks
Refresh Rate
This specifies the interval in seconds between updates to the S.M.A.R.T. information displayed when the S.M.A.R.T. monitor is running.

Starting the S.M.A.R.T. Monitor

The S.M.A.R.T. monitor can either be refreshed manually or run to keep the information current. To run the S.M.A.R.T. monitor simply click the Start button in the action toolbar. To pause or stop auto-refreshing sequence click Pause or Stop buttons in View's toolbar accordingly.


S.M.A.R.T. monitoring is a process that requires a lot of resources. It can slow down erase/wipe/examine process significantly. We advise you to avoid querying S.M.A.R.T. information very often.