Hard Disk Sentinel Free

Hard Disk Sentinel Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.30
  • Total Downloads:
    26,853
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 22, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    12.87MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    165
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Windows' built-in system tools are geared toward casual users and often lack the power or features needed to keep up with the latest hardware. Developers have stepped into the breach with tools such as Hard Disk Sentinel, a free utility for monitoring and analyzing the performance of terabyte-capacity hard-disk drives (HDDs) as well as the latest and fastest solid-state drives (SSDs). With a number of monitoring and reporting options, it can alert you to trouble with your critical storage components before failure becomes an option.

Hard Disk Sentinel's compact interface is a busy affair, packed tight with colorful status and temperature displays, but in fact it's quite efficiently configured, once the eyes sort it all out. One of the biggest complaints we've had about disk utilities is the way they tend to offer all-or-nothing display options; you can view data for each physical disk or each partition, but not both. Hard Disk Sentinel solves this problem with two displays in the left-hand navigation pane; one displays each actual, separate disk drive with its health status and temperature, and the other displays disk partitions, their capacities, and free space. Clicking on any entry in the navigation pane calls up more detailed data in the main display; for example, the tabbed disk display offers summaries, detailed temperature and SMART data, a trouble log, graphic disk performance displays, and testing features. It clearly differentiated our test machine's three HDDs, including a RAID 1 array, single external HDD, and seven partitions, with complete data on each.

If you have multiple HDDs, SSDs, or a combination of the two types; RAID arrays; external hard drives or disk enclosures; mobile-disk racks or portable HDDs; servers or other applications with high disk capacities; or quantities of high-value data, it just makes sense to keep close watch on it all. Hard Disk Sentinel is just the sort of program we recommend for the job.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Not exactly free"

January 05, 2014  |  By clamoreaux

 |  Version: Hard Disk Sentinel Free 4.30

Pros

It did an accurate job of flagging my HD errors and appeared very competent

Cons

Only free for a 30 day trial. And it appeared to install a TSR that continuously monitors HD condition.

Summary

I want a program that runs only when I ask it to. I have 88 processes/services running that I appear to have minimal or no control over. I feel they sometimes interfere with regular programs. I uninstalled HD Sentinel.

Updated on Apr 7, 2014

Not free. Thirty day free trial.

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5 stars

"Excellent Program"

November 11, 2013  |  By tomclarke98

 |  Version: Hard Disk Sentinel Free 4.30

Pros

Just Awesome.

Cons

No problem Found.

Summary

Hard disk healthy top priority when it comes to our computer. Potential problems, degradations and even failures can lead to losing the entire data on the disk. Hard Disk Sentinel is a tool that can help monitor your HDD.

The software comes with a nice interface and with an intuitive layout. Considering the complex and advanced functions of this app, the simple UI helps you to better understand what the software has to offer.

Main window we can also see a complex list of data about your disk drive, such as the serial number, interface, model ID, firmware revision, number of sectors and many other details. Also, you can check real-time information regarding the transfer rate.

Hard Disk Sentinel can monitor various things about your disks, such as temperature and S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) attributes. We can also perform tests with this program.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.30
Version 4.30 has added support for newer WD hard disk and important update for multi-drive enclosures.
General
Publisher H.D.S. Hungary
Publisher web site http://www.hdsentinel.hu/index.php
Release Date February 22, 2013
Date Added February 22, 2013
Version 4.30
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows NT 4, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 95, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.87MB
File Name hdsentinel_setup.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,853
Downloads Last Week 165
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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