Filename : Hard Disk Sentinel Pro v2.60b
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Titel : Hard Disk Sentinel Pro v2.60b
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Hard Disk Sentinel (HDSentinel) is a multi-OS HDD monitoring and HDD analysis application. Its goal is to find, test, diagnose and repair hard disk drive problems, report and display HDD health, performance degradations and failures. Hard Disk Sentinel gives complete textual description, tips and displays/reports the most comprehensive information about the HDD inside the computer or in an external enclosure (USB / e-SATA). Many different alerts and report options are available to ensure maximum safety of your valuable data.
The software monitors hard disk drive / HDD status, including health, temperature and all S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, built in most hard disks today) values for each hard disks. Also it measures the hard disk transfer speed in real time which can be used as a benchmark or to detect possible hard disk failures, performance degradations.
HDSentinel is the perfect data protection solution: it can be effectively used to prevent HDD failure and HDD data loss because it has the most sensitive hard disk health rating system which is extremely sensitive to disk problems. This way even a small HDD problem can't be missed. The Professional version has scheduled and automatic (on-problem) disk backup options to prevent data loss caused by not only failure but by malware or accidental delete also.
How Hard Disk Sentinel works?
HDD Sentinel runs in the background, and verifies HDD life status by inspecting the SMART status of hard disk(s). If an error found or unexpected behaviour detected, it warns the user about the current situation and also it can perform actions (for example to start an automatic backup).
Usually, hard disk status may slowly decline, from day to day. The SMART monitoring technology can predict HDD failure by examining the critical values of the disk drive. Compared to other software, Hard Disk Sentinel detects and reports every disk problems. It is much more sensitive to disk failures, and can display better and detailed information about hard disk life and the problems found (if any). This is a more sophisticated way to predict failures than the "traditional" method: checking S.M.A.R.T. attribute thresholds and values only. For more information, please read how S.M.A.R.T. works and why Hard Disk Sentinel is different.
The software displays the current hard disk temperature, logs maximum and average HDD temperatures. This may be used to check the maximum temperature under high hard disk load. For the importance of the temperature, see the F.A.Q. section. Please click here to see the list of features.
Do I need Hard Disk Sentinel?
If you are using a computer equipped with at least one hard disk and you want to ensure that your data will be available any time, then the answer is YES. Hard Disk Sentinel is especially designed to you if
* you are using more hard disks in your computer (IDE / Serial ATA (S-ATA, e-SATA) / SCSI / USB) or in an external enclosure (list of compatible hardware)
* you are using a mobile rack with a hard disk inside
* you are using notebook computer
* you are using server or desktop computers with high disk load
* you want to maximize system stability, HDD performance and overall integrity, receive HDD alert on high temperature or low health
* you do not want to lose your sensitive and valuable data, do not want to pay for HDD recovery