Alex Nolan Drive Manager

A nice little utility which becomes more useful the more drives you use regularly.

Alex Nolan Drive Manager
  • Alex Nolan Drive Manager
  • Alex Nolan Drive Manager
  • Alex Nolan Drive Manager
  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5

Pros

  • Free

Cons

  • Spelling errors, somewhat buggy

Bottom Line

Since Drive Manager is free, we would recommend downloading it and seeing if it is useful to you. It is the subject of active and ongoing development, so we can hope that the issues we encountered will be cleared up soon.

Would you buy this?

  • Price

    Free (AUD)

Drive Manager is a nice little utility which becomes more useful the more drives - including USB keys and the like - you use regularly.

While Windows has some of this functionality built in, it can be a pain to access (you have to burrow through a good bit of the Control Panel to find it), and it doesn't include the level of detail you get through the free/donationware Drive Manager.

Drive Manager shows all active drives in an easy-to-read display, though you can toggle some things (such as CD or unmounted drives) on and off as needed.

You can map a folder to a "Substitute" drive, for example making your Documents folder into your "D" drive, which can be useful for file sharing purposes. Drive Manager's disk information screen is exhaustive, showing a plethora of disk properties, right down to the serial number (possibly useful for hardware inventory control).

However, Drive Manager is not without its flaws.

Drive Manager is marred by typing and spelling errors in labels, and we experienced several bugs in general use - none fatal, but they were annoying.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Cate Bacon

Aruba Instant On AP11D

The strength of the Aruba Instant On AP11D is that the design and feature set support the modern, flexible, and mobile way of working.

Dr Prabigya Shiwakoti

Aruba Instant On AP11D

Aruba backs the AP11D up with a two-year warranty and 24/7 phone support.

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?