You do not need to work blindly on your computer without checking your hard disk functionality. Instead of waiting for a system crash, you need to have prior knowledge on the speed, storage and response time of your HDD. For SATA, ATA and Maxtor type of hard disk, we have a special tool that will run all the tweaking function for you. You will only get a report of the functions and do what is necessary to rectify it. The process involves working on the algorithms which support the functionality before it gets to the hard disk, definitely through the RAM.
Maxtor is an old brand but still has relevance to the modern age. Immediately you run the executable files, the app will run some tests to check the compatibility of the hard disk to the tool. When the functions proceed then know you are all right, but in case of a challenge the operations stop at that point. This app runs an unlimited number of tests and monitoring functions to ascertain the functionality of Maxtor hard disk. Take advantage of the tweaking and optimization settings to make sure you get the best out of the configurations to keep your hard disk in check.
Maxtor Maxboost utility is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in hard disk utilities category and is available to all software users as a free download.