Paessler PRTG

PRTG checks your hard disks


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    Hard disk checker for Windows, Linux, Unix systems

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    PRTG displays all memory capacities on just one dashboard
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    Automatic diagnosis of
    your hard disks

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    PRTG informs you before
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Get an overview of your network’s disk space and memory status

There’s nothing more frustrating than when a text you’ve been working on for hours suddenly disappears, or when an installation you’ve been waiting patiently to complete is abruptly aborted. Disk space must be available for automatic updates, the saving of user data, and the input of data into CRM or ERP software forms: every network contains a number of processes which write data onto the hard disk. In order to avoid data losses, there must always be sufficient disk space.

PRTG monitoring runs attentively in the background, regulates available hard disk space, and provides prompt alerts in the event of an impending deficiency. Administrators can therefore take appropriate measures to avoid problems related to a lack of hard disk space. This is the only way to ensure the smooth functioning of business processes.

Simply set the desired threshold value for alerts and turn your attention to other tasks. Administrators are alerted as soon as the memory level falls below this value, and can free up disk space by deleting data which is no longer necessary or scaling existing space by way of capacity expansions.

Thanks to PRTG, the entire staff can work with peace of mind.











7 good reasons to choose PRTG as your hard disk checking tool

Avoid frustration

Avoid frustration

Employees can be sure there is sufficient memory whenever they save their data. Work processes are uninterrupted. Hours of work are saved. And employees are spared frustration.


Secure your data

Secure your data

Data is becoming more and more valuable, and the loss of precious information (e.g. customer data) can be extremely costly. With PRTG, data losses due to failed save attempts are avoided.


Stay up-to-date on free disk space

Stay up-to-date on free disk space

No need to verify the level of memory yourself. PRTG monitors this for you and promptly lets you know when space runs low.


Be quick to act

Be quick to act

You will be notified promptly if the amount of available disk space is approaching its limit and if hardware must be scaled.


Automated processes

Automated processes

Existing hard disks, statuses, and disk space are automatically recognized during setup. The administrator has nothing more to do.


Health check ups

Health check ups

Thanks to health check-ups, server failure and data loss can be prevented. And hard disks can be replaced on time.


Oversee network systems

Oversee network systems

Even network file systems get checked.


Your disk space at a glance – even on the go

PRTG is set up in a matter of minutes and can be used on a wide variety of mobile devices.


PRTG comes with all the features you need, plus more your IT infrastructure won't want to live without.

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PRTG monitors these vendors and applications, and more, in one view!



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“The greatest advantage of PRTG? You get to rest easy.“

Steffen Ille, Bauhaus-University of Weimar, Germany


This is what hard disk monitoring looks like in PRTG 


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PRTG makes your job easier

Our monitoring software frees you to focus on other tasks by promptly notifying you of potential issues.


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Save effort

PRTG gives you one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.

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Save time

Getting started with PRTG is a breeze. Setting up or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.

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Save money

80% of our customers report substantial cost savings with network monitoring. Your costs of licenses will likely pay for themselves within weeks.



PRTG gathers this data for you

 i How PRTG defines sensors

In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.

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  • Disk space monitor for Unix systems ("Total disk space Unix")

  • Disk space monitor for Linux systems ("Total disk space Linux")

  • Total disk space monitor for Windows ("Total disk space Windows")

  • Performance and disk space monitoring of storage area networks (SANs)
  • Monitoring of network-attached storage (NAS) of vendors like Synology or Oracle
  • File modifications - you’re alerted if the files you have flagged are modified

  • Existence of files - is a certain file even available?

  • Hard disk health - automatic diagnosis of your hard disks with respect to integrity, temperature, and other attributes

  • Hard disk speed - is the speed up to par?

  • Hard disk failure - is the hard disk responsive? Does it display an error message?

  • Measure the disk space of SMB file network systems (free & total) ("Share Disk Free-Sensor")

  • Find over 250 sensors in our sensor list

Trusted by 500,000 users and recognized
by industry analysts as a leader

“Fantastic network and infrastructure monitoring solution that is easy to deploy and easier still to use. Simply the best available.”

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“Software is absolutely perfect, Support is superior. Meets all needs and requirements, this is a must have solution if you are needing any form of monitoring.”

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“The tool excels at its primary focus of being a unified infrastructure management and network monitoring service.”

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How does checking your disk space with PRTG work?


PRTG Network Monitor tracks disk space development across the entire network and maintains an overview of the storage levels of Unix, Linux, and Windows systems. PRTG monitors physical and logical drives, web servers, file servers, applications, and other servers. Furthermore, the Share Disk Free Sensor monitors the amount of free disk space on SMB network file systems. PRTG also supports encryption via the Secure Shell network protocol.

The utilization of the disk space of physical and logical drives in Windows systems is monitored with WMI. PRTG logs available disk space, records file modifications, and checks if certain files exist. In addition, PRTG boasts sensors which test the "health” of the hard disk and promptly warn of any possible errors. The Share Disk Free Sensor uses SNMP and SSH to monitor available space on the hard disks of Linux/Unix systems.


Create innovative solutions with Paessler’s IT partners

Partnering with innovative IT vendors, Paessler unleashes synergies to create
new and additional benefits for joined customers.


baramundi and PRTG create a secure, reliable and powerful IT infrastructure where you have everything under control - from the traffic in your firewall to the configuration of your clients.

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“Easy to implement and configure with good technical support.”

R. v. S., ICT Manager at Heinen & Hopman Eng BV


PRTG the multi-tool

PRTG: The multi-tool for sysadmins

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs and rely on a strong API:

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
  • Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
  • REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format


Still not convinced?



More than 500,000 sysadmins love PRTG

Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.

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Monitor your entire IT infrastructure

Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.



Try Paessler PRTG for free

Everyone has different monitoring needs. That’s why we let you try PRTG for free. Start now with your trial.




Network Monitoring Software - Version (May 24th, 2023)


Download for Windows and cloud-based version PRTG Hosted Monitor available


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Up to 100 sensors for free (Price List)

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Network devices, bandwidth, servers, applications, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and more

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