Hagiwara Solutions Co.,Ltd

A revamped user interface!
The latest version of the SSD lifespan diagnostic softwar "LiveMonitor" has been released.

Hagiwara Solutions Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Naka-ku, Nagoya, President: Junji Hada), today, released the latest version of its LiveMonitor software. LiveMonitor inspects the condition of SSDs connected to systems, and predicts when the SSDs need to be replaced. In addition, it now features a revised user interface.

The latest version (Ver.5.0.0.0) adopts a revamped graphical design, and with the addition of a dashboard function, provides high usability by allowing easy verification of the condition of SSDs connected to the system.

Dashboard Screen
Furthermore, detailed reports such as device information, device block information, and device access rate information are based on information from the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) self-diagnostic function. It is now possible to collect all relevant information within the same screen, and by combining this with the dashboard function, the software has been improved to allow the user to view the information they are looking for with minimum number of actions.
*1 : The device block information and device access rate information displays are only compatible with some of the SATA 6.0 Gbps series products. Please check here for details on compatible products.

About LiveMonitor

The NAND flash memory used in SSDs has a limit on how many times to which it can be written. Efficiency and high durability are of highest importance for semiconductor storage, and this write limit provides the ability to predict the product lifespan that is crucial for storage intended for use in industrial equipments.

LiveMonitor is a Windows application that allows users to predict faults and estimate an SSD's lifespan. This is based on information from the SSD's S.M.A.R.T. self-diagnostic function. Users can use the results of the lifespan estimate to perform preventive maintenance by exchanging the SSD for a new one before it reaches its lifespan. In addition, by consulting the SSD access analysis information, it becomes possible to use the SSD more efficiently and maximize its lifespan.

LiveMonitor Functions

Device Information Display

・S.M.A.R.T. values
・Temperature
・Estimated lifespan

Device Block Information Display(*2)

・Use
・Usage rate (Current state and changes)
・Number of erasures (Current state and changes)
・Number of reads
・Number of reallocations

Access Analysis (*2)

・Read / Write ratio
・Transfer size ratio
・Sequential access ratio

Device Settings (*3)

・Perform SSD Secure Erase
・Perform PSID Revertno to return all TCG Opal settings to factory defaults
・Enable IEEE1667 Settings to make the SSD an eDrive

Other

・SSD firmware update function
・Output device information and access information to PDF function
*2:The device block information and device access rate information displays are only compatible with some of the SATA 6.0 Gbps series products. Please check here for details on compatible products.
*3:The SSD must be equipped with the features that correspond to each of these settings

Operating Environment

Compatible OSs: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 SP1
Compatible SSDs:Hagiwara Solutions SSDs

LiveMonitor (Ver.5.0.0.0) screen image

Block Information (Usage rate)
Access ratio