About Cropel project
Being the developers of data recovery software (www.ReclaiMe.com),
we have noticed that data recovery software has certain difficulties with hard disks which are mechanically damaged.
Data recovery off such disks requires eirther mechanical repair in case of catastrophic damage like bearing seizure
or rather expensive specialized duplicators to handle hard disks with bad sectors.
Knowing that mechanical failures of storage devices can be often predicted based on the S.M.A.R.T. data,
and understanding that prevention is better than repairs,
we decided to develop Cropel S.M.A.R.T. monitoring software in addition to our other disk utilities.
We are the developers of various disk and system utilities such as:
- ReclaiMe File Recovery - multipurpose data recovery software.
- Free RAID Recovery - a freeware to recover RAID configuration parameters.
- BenchMe - a free tool to benchmark various data storage devices.
- Lowvel - a freeware to erase data irreversibly from a storage device.
When developing Cropel Hard Drive Diagnostic, the main priorities were - ease of use and practical applicability of the results.