HDD Guardian is an application which provides a front-end for smartctl, a utility which monitors your hard drive(s) for health status, taking advantage of S.M.A.R.T.
The application checks S.M.A.R.T attributes every 4 hours to ensure your hard drive is healthy. It is also able to enable and disable certain settings of your hard drive, settings which are normally only available to advanced users with knowledge of how to use the smartctl tool.
Information provided by HDD Guardian includes overheating, possible failure, data loss and more.
Other features included with this program are the options to run manual tests, run tests on connected external hard drives and view detailed information about connected hard drives.
HDD Guardian also includes detailed error logging, a nice feature to have when searching for any errors you run into.HDD Guardian features and highlights:
HDD Guardian is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from hard drive software without restrictions. HDD Guardian 0.7.1 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this hdd information software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of HDD Guardian may be available from Parise Samuele.
We have tested HDD Guardian 0.7.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]