Free Hard drive health monitoring tool for your hard disk, so that you can take all the precautions before it fails. All modern drives are equipped with monitoring technology called S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) that continuously monitors a number of parameters on a hard drive. Many parameters can be monitored by S.M.A.R.T. including read and write error rates, seek error rates, spin up time, temperature etc. If you aren’t aware of the condition of your hard drives (by monitoring its health status). You may not be able to save your valuable data before it’s too late (crashes). Hard drive crashes are not always random, it does give some warning signs before it finally crashes. If we can monitor these signs, with Hard drive health monitoring tool,You may have time to backup your data before it fails completely.
But to effectively warn you when certain parameters of the hard disk are degrading or reaching their threshold you need a dedicated program that can track these changes and show them to you. Allowing you to test and see whether a hard drive is capable of storing your data safely thus giving you time to backup your important files and start looking for a replacement drive should you need to.
HDD HEALTH is such tool that constantly monitors the health of your Hard disk and warns you when any of the parameter’s falls below the threshold. HDD Health is a full-featured failure-prediction utility for Computers running on Windows 95, 98, NT, Me, 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7. The program sits in the system tray, it monitors hard disks and alerts you to impending failure. The program uses Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) built into all new hard disks, and can predict failures on your hard drives. Alerting features include Audio alert, email, local pop-up messages, net messages, and event logging etc while using no system resources.
After installation, on starting the program, the status of the hard disk is displayed immediately as a bar graph. Under the health bar if the percentage value is 100%, your system is perfectly healthy. The tool also displays the Disk temperature. Most PC manufacturers suggest 40 to 50 degrees Celsius as the optimal temperature value. If the temperature is higher, check the ventilation of your Desktop or Laptop, and do all the necessary maintenance, like checking for any blocked vents, CPU fans, casing fans etc.to make sure everything is working. Other details displayed by the tool depends on the manufacturer of the hard disk. In the best case scenario, all the values displayed will be lower than the ‘Threshold’ value. If the value is larger than this ‘Threshold’ then your PC is at risk, and HDD Health will sound an alarm. The values under ‘Worst’ indicate the maximum possible load of the hard disk. It must be noted that the life of Hard disk decreases rapidly if this value is frequently exceeded that is above the normal threshold level.
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