Hard Disk Sentinel is a hard disk and solid state disk health and performance monitoring application. The main purpose is to prevent data loss caused by disk failures.
Hard Disk Sentinel allows pinpointing present or future hard disk problems like excessive temperature or performance degradations, which are signs of imminent hardware failure.
It will warn the user when disk health or performance parameters are deteriorating, which is a sign of imminent failure, thus providing the opportunity to take action, backup their important and valuable data, preventing serious damage or data loss.
We all have read or heard disaster stories related to the failure of hard disks. Now you can take preventive action.
Hard Disk Sentinel is unique in its support of a great number of both internal IDE/SATA/SCSI/SAS and external USB/Firewire/e-Sata hard disks and hard disk enclosures (see website support section).
Hard Disk Sentinel will warn you regarding possible temperature and hardware problems and prompt you to take necessary action or automatically performs backup or alert operations.
It has scheduled backup features to prevent data loss caused by not only disk failures but other kind of disasters (accidental delete or malware).
The Enterprise server solution allows monitoring and managing disk information of remote hosts from a centralized administration console. Free demo is available on the webpage.
Automatic monitoring and analysis of hard disks
Comprehensive Hard Disk Details
Disk status in Windows Explorer
Logging and graphs of previous details (temperature, health, etc.)
Many more features
Registration unlocks more features and you'll receive the following:
Alerts (popups, sound, e-mail, etc)
Scheduled and automatic backup functions (PRO version)
Hard disk tests
Free life-of-product technical support and help.
Lifetime License! Never pay again for newer versions!
No annoying registration notices.
Changelog for this release:
Improvements and new features:
File -> Open status of offline disk(s)
Load and display previously saved disk status and statistics for any hard disk / SSD previously connected. (registered version only)
File -> Windows Volume/RAID Information
Display Windows Logical Disk Management information including software RAID status
Report -> Save Authentic Disk Report
Save report about selected hard disk(s) and protect the report to prevent unauthorized change (ideal for disk resellers / maintenance) (registered version only)
Report -> Verify Authentic Disk Report
Verify if the previously saved authentic disk report is valid (registered version only)
detect volume information (partition style, type, alignment, cluster size)
display more details in Random seek Test window
detect and display if TRIM is supported and enabled in the OS for an SSD
improved text description for HDD/SSD specific attributes
Improved hardware support:
# better detection on LSI RAID controllers
# improved power on time detection
# improved real time performance display
# improved 3ware controller support: detection of SATA, SAS disks
# improved AMD RAID controller support: detection of one disk per RAID arrays (limited by the RAID controller) when the latest driver is used from Driver Zone
# improved Intel RAID controller support
# improved Marvell 6G SATA controller support
# improved acoustic management / advanced power management setting
# proper detection of new SSD controllers (Marvell, Sandforce, Intel, JMicron, etc.)
# proper detection of new SSD models (OCZ Vertex3, Intel 320, Intel 510, etc.)
# general improvements for Samsung drives
# compatibility issue with Samsung S1 mini fixed
# compatibility issue with OCZ Revodrive fixed (incorrect temperature reported)
Bug fixes, further modifications:
# improved display and responsible user interface
# improved FTP upload support
# improved disk surface test, display, result processing
# improved e-mail sending with SSL
# file issues fixed
# failed startup on 200% DPI setting
Hard disk (IDE/EIDE/Serial ATA/SCSI/SAS/USB)