Paessler PRTG

Easily maintain optimal hard disk performance

 

  • Monitor all your network's hard drives 24/7, from one dashboard
  • Get alerted before you run out of hard disk storage
  • Compatible with Windows, Linux, and Unix systems
 

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PRTG makes hard disk monitoring easy

Custom alerts and data visualization make it easy to monitor, identify, and prevent hard disk storage or performance issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nobody thinks about hard disks … until they're full

Is there anything more frustrating than thinking you've saved a document, only for your changes to disappear? 

Or waiting patiently for a critical update that aborts at the last minute? 

Hard disk storage is important for all sorts of processes across your organization. But when you've got a million and one things to do, monitoring it can easily slip your mind.

With Paessler PRTG, system memory is one less thing on your plate.

Running unobtrusively in the background, PRTG regulates available hard disk space and alerts you when it's low, giving you the peace of mind that you won't get caught out and hard disk performance is always optimized.

 

4 compelling reasons to choose PRTG as your hard disk monitoring tool

Plug-and-play setup


PRTG automatically recognizes all existing hard drives, statuses, and free disk space. There's no need to fiddle about with system settings or hardware detection tools.

Set it and forget about it


Set warning and error thresholds and get on with more important jobs. PRTG alerts you when disk space of any storage device goes below the defined value, so you can act before it's too late.

Track hard disk health


Quickly identify system issues or underperforming hardware, and prevent errors, system failures, and other costly technical problems. Even network file systems get checked.

 

Secure your data


No more failed saves or aborted installations – track storage across your entire Windows, Linux, or Unix system, and free up disk space or upgrade hardware capacity ahead of time.

 

Start monitoring your hard disks with PRTG and see how it can make your network more reliable and your job easier.


 

 

 

IT experts agree: Paessler PRTG is a great solution for IT infrastructure monitoring

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“The real beauty of PRTG is the endless possibilities it offers”

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What hard disk monitoring looks like in PRTG

Diagnose network issues by continuously monitoring physical drives. Show hard disk space and performance in real time and visualize data in graphic maps & dashboards to identify problems more easily. Gain the visibility you need to troubleshoot storage and performance issues.

 

 

How monitoring drives with PRTG works

 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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PRTG uses sophisticated, preconfigured sensors to show available disk space on physical drives, web servers, file servers, applications, and other servers, including SMB network file systems.

It also monitors hard disk health and performance, alerting you when there's a risk of errors. And it can even check if a specific file exists on your network, and log modifications to files you've flagged.

Each sensor operates round the clock, tracking values across your whole network, including:

 

Easily find the source of the problem with our PRTG hard disk monitoring solution

Real-time alerts and custom notifications make it easy to solve storage and performance issues.

 

 

PRTG is compatible with all major vendors and manufacturers


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Discover some of our preconfigured sensors for physical disk monitoring

 

NetApp Physical Disk v2

The NetApp Physical Disk v2 sensor monitors physical disks of a NetApp storage system. It can show the following:

  • The container type
  • The number of IOPS and path errors
  • The latency and throughput
  • The total disk spinning time

SNMP Dell PowerEdge Physical Disk

The SNMP Dell PowerEdge Physical Disk sensor monitors a physical disk in a Dell PowerEdge server. It can show the following:

  • The component status
  • The disk status
  • The roll up status
  • The S.M.A.R.T. status

SNMP HPE ProLiant Physical Disk

The SNMP HPE ProLiant Physical Disk sensor monitors a physical disk in an HPE server. It can show the following:

  • The corrected read and write errors
  • The disk status
  • The drive condition
  • The number of hard read and write errors
  • The S.M.A.R.T. status
  • The number of sectors read and written

SNMP Cisco UCS Physical Disk

The SNMP Cisco UCS Physical Disk sensor monitors a physical disk of a Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) device. It can show the following:

  • The operability status
  • The connection status

SNMP Linux Physical Disk

The SNMP Linux Physical Disk sensor monitors the input/output (I/O) on disks of a Linux/Unix system. It can show the following:

  • The number of bytes read and written
  • The load average (1, 5, and 15 minutes)
  • The number of read and write accesses

SNMP Synology Physical Disk

The SNMP Synology Physical Disk sensor monitors a physical disk in a Synology network-attached storage (NAS). It can show the following:

  • The disk status
  • The temperature

SSH SAN Physical Disk

The SSH SAN Physical Disk sensor monitors a physical disk on a storage area network (SAN). It can show the following:

  • The disk health status
  • The total number of I/O operations
  • The data transferred

Windows Physical Disk I/O

The Windows Physical Disk I/O sensor monitors the input/output (I/O) parameters of a hard disk on a Windows system. It can show the following:

  • The average number of bytes per read, transfer, and write
  • The average number of items in the read and write queue
  • The average read, transfer, and write time
  • The number of disk read/write and split I/O operations
  • The disk read, transfer, and write speed
  • The disk write and idle time

WMI Disk Health Sensor

The WMI Disk Health sensor monitors the health of a physical disk on a Windows system. It can show the following:

  • The maximum flush latency
  • The health status
  • The operational status
  • The maximum read and write latency
 

Start monitoring your hard disks with PRTG and see how it can make your network more reliable and your job easier.

 

 

 

Your hard disk monitor at a glance – even on the go

Set up PRTG in minutes and use it on almost any mobile device.

 

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

 

 

PRTG monitors these vendors and applications in one view!

 

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Create innovative solutions with Paessler’s partners

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

baramundi

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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ScriptRunner

With ScriptRunner, Paessler integrates a powerful event automation platform into PRTG Network Monitor.

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UVnetworks

UVexplorer integrates tightly with PRTG to bring fast and accurate network discovery, detailed device inventory, and automatic network mapping to the PRTG platform.

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PRTG makes hard disk monitoring easy

Custom alerts and data visualization make it easy to monitor, identify, and prevent hard disk storage or performance issues.

 

 

 

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“Excellent tool for detailed monitoring. Alarms and notifications work greatly. Equipment addition is straight forward and server initial setup is very easy. ...feel safe to purchase it if you intend to monitor a large networking landscape.”

Infrastructure and Operations Engineer in the Communications Industry, firm size 10B - 30B USD

Read the entire review at Gartner Peer Insights 

 

Monitor hard disks: FAQ

 

1. What is PRTG hard disk monitoring?

PRTG is a proprietary software tool that takes the effort out of ensuring you always have optimal disk space. Available for Windows-based on-premises servers or as a cloud-hosted solution, it's capable of monitoring unlimited devices, bringing critical system data together in one simple, intuitive interface you can access from anywhere: at the office, at home, or on the go.

2. Why use a hard disk monitoring tool?

Put simply, because it saves you time, money, and frustration. Think of it as an eagle-eyed guardian who doesn't miss a thing (and never sleeps), constantly checking memory levels and your hardware's performance so you don't have to. Warning you of potential issues like data loss before they slow everyone down or crash the system.

3. How does PRTG hard disk monitor collect data?

Windows-based physical drives are monitored via WMI. Hard drives on Linux and Unix systems are monitored using SSH. Other servers, including SMB network file systems, are monitored via SNMP.

4. How much does PRTG hard disk monitor cost?

We're so confident you'll love PRTG that it comes with a free, no-obligation 30-day trial. Should you decide to keep using it, you can find our pricing list here.

5. What is a sensor in PRTG?

In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, for example the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, or the free space on a disk drive.

On average, you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.

 

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

 

We asked: would you recommend PRTG?
Over 95% of our customers say yes!

 

Paessler AG conducted trials in over 600 IT departments worldwide to tune its network monitoring software closer to the needs of sysadmins.
The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG – or already have.

 

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

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Start monitoring your hard disks with PRTG and see how it can make your network more reliable and your job easier.

 

PRTG

Network Monitoring Software - Version 24.1.92.1554 (February 14th, 2024)

Hosting

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

Languages

English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese

Pricing

Up to 100 sensors for free (Price List)

Unified Monitoring

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

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