Property Views

To show detailed information about any subject of an application (such as disk, partition, volume, file etc.) KillDisk uses information views. When displayed these views show information about the object being selected in the Disk Explorer. If selected object is changed, displayed information refreshes.

Property View

To open Property View for selected item do one of the following:

  • Click View > Windows > Propertiesfrom the main menu
  • Press F4 (keyboard shortcut)
  • Click Properties command from object's context menu.
Figure 1: Property View Example

Besides displaying a valuable data it also allows you to copy that information into a clipboard by using context menu commands.

Copy Value
Copy Value of selected field to the clipboard (value only)
Copy Field
Copy formatted Name and Value pair to the clipboard
Copy All
Copy all information as formatted set of Name and Value pairs
Figure 2: Copied Information Example

S.M.A.R.T. Information

Another informational view displays S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) data for the selected disk (if the device supports it).

To show this view do one of the following:

  • Click View > Windows > SMART Infofrom the main menu
  • Use SMART Info context menu command for the selected disk
Figure 3: SMART Information View Example

S.M.A.R.T. data can be used to detect problem disks as long as important disk information has been reflected such as Power-on Hours, Reallocated Sectors and Current Pending Sectors.

Note:

When Current Pending Sectors parameter differs from zero, this means the disk has bad sectors. It will cause problems in the future. Dispose these disks as soon as possible.