HDD Health

HDD Health

Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 43 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3 Build 220
  • Total Downloads:
    360,242
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 16, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    975.22KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    190
  • Platform:
    Windows
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3 stars

"Doesn't work for the 2nd hard drive."

November 30, 2011  |  By sumanthgutta

 |  Version: HDD Health 3.3 Build 220

Pros

Works fine displaying the status of the primary hard drive. The details were similar when I compared it with another similar software.

Cons

It just doesn't show the details of my 2nd hard drive no matter what settings I change. All it shows is temperature is -1°C and the health is 100% which is incorrect.

Summary

Have one hard drive ? Go ahead and use it...a very light-weight program that tells you your hard drive status.

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2 stars

"Unable to diagnose my disk problem with this program"

November 15, 2011  |  By avantisprod

 |  Version: HDD Health 3.3 Build 220

Pros

Easy to use simple interface -- too simple

Cons

It reports my G drive is in excellent health when in fact it is performing VERY poorly. There are really no diagnostic commands to run....the program seems quite shallow. This is a very passive program.

Summary

At least it works and reports free space and temperature on all my drives accurately, which is more than I can say for most Hirens programs. Run on HP desktop with both SATA and PATA drives.

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5 stars

"Fantastic, can be placed on the desktop on boot up."

June 11, 2011  |  By soviet2

 |  Version: HDD Health 3.3 Build 220

Pros

Really good as it gives a graphical illustration of HDD health, and even flashes up warning on the tool bar with 1 minute audio bleeps for problems. There is also a temperature guide for the processor. A great bit of kit. A work of genius!

Cons

Non that I can find. What else would you need in freeware?

Summary

Takes up minimal disk space as the download is very small, and it is well worth having, as an advance warning for HDD failures. I really like this, and I am hard to please.

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4 stars

"Good application"

April 27, 2011  |  By pistebeast

 |  Version: HDD Health 3.3 Build 220

Pros

Helps keep an eye on the state of your hard drive

Cons

None known

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2 stars

"OK - It Was Free -- Can I Buy Something Better?"

February 08, 2011  |  By anon_txatyahoo.com

 |  Version: HDD Health 3.3 Build 220

Pros

1) Free.
2) Simple to use.

Cons

1) Does not report on external USB HDDs. 'Sees' them only as a partition to the main 'C' drive and reports ONLY size and usage of the 'partition' (drive).
2) If you plug in another, you must restart the software before it will see the 'new' USB HDD.

Summary

Given that I keep little/NO personal and 'data' files on the internal drives of my machines and keep all of that on external USB drives which I can move around from machine to machine and backup accordingly, my primary worries are not with the internal drives and more with the external USB drives.

Some of the HDD mfgrs have diagnostic software you can download (but remember several of the mfgrs have been sold/acquired) and use but I'd really like a single utility that would look at ALL the different mfgrs drives' SMART data and report immediately when one starts looking hinky. Then let me use mfgr-specific software (if I can find it) to check the drive in question.

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2 stars

"Did not function correctly in Win7 x64"

January 24, 2011  |  By steadacol

 |  Version: HDD Health 3.3 Build 220

Pros

Simple and easy to understand. Needed a simple program to recommend to customers that only want to check the health of their hard drive. Was not cluttered with more advanced features that may confuse some.

Cons

Did not work properly in Windows 7 x64. Maybe because it is x64....not quite sure. Problem I ran into was that it says every drive I checked was 100%. Another program I used shows anywhere from 56-89% on the 3 HDDs I tested.

Summary

Can't recommend it but wish I could. It is exactly what I'm looking for, besides the whole not working thing. If it were accurate I would use it.

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4 stars

"Seems fine,dont really notice its there."

October 01, 2010  |  By aivatco27

 |  Version: HDD Health 3.3 Build 220

Pros

Never really notice it,till i look.

Cons

Cant fault it

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1 stars

"Only informs on Space / Vista 32 / German"

August 28, 2010  |  By u-c-b

 |  Version: HDD Health 3.3 Build 220

Pros

its free - but else?

Cons

does not really work

Summary

CanĀ“t read the HDD-Infos exept the free Space.
No temperatur / no Serial-Nr, Manufacturer or other HDD info / no SMART-info but well a "healt"-Percentage - wonder how if the data is not available.
Other Programms had never any Problems to read same HDD in same Configuration.
In my case, a non working waste of time.

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4 stars

"does what it says, great for free"

August 01, 2010  |  By erncnet41

 |  Version: HDD Health 3.3 Build 220

Pros

The free version will give you size and temp alerts, shows you the SMART info and space, really all you need for a home user

Cons

from what I can see you really cannot tell what drive is what mounted to what letter, you have to know your drives serial number or disk number

Summary

A good basic disk health program. I am only knocking off the one star for the" drive letter to which disk" confusion I mentioned. I have tired other shareware programs and this is really all I need. Temp, free space and health. If you want a comprehensive program with utilities and lots of pretty charts look elsewhere.

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1 stars

"Does not detect my HDD, not useful for me"

August 01, 2010  |  By sandeept

 |  Version: HDD Health 3.3 Build 220

Pros

The UI seems simple.

Cons

It did not detect my HDD. My laptop was bought in Feb 2009 and is a model from late 2008. My HDD is a SMART HDD and should be detected by this software. It indeed is detected by "Hard Drive Inspector 3.83". SmartFan also failed to detect my HDD.

Summary

It might be a good free tool if your HDD is detected by this software, else delete and carry on further in the search for yet another HDD health/temperature tool.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3 Build 220
General
Publisher PanteraSoft.Com
Publisher web site http://www.panterasoft.com
Release Date June 16, 2008
Date Added June 16, 2008
Version 3.3 Build 220
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows, Windows Me, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 975.22KB
File Name hddh.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 360,242
Downloads Last Week 190
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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