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HDD Guardian

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Free Freeware
Parise Samuele
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Jan 27, 2017
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HDD Guardian Review

Sven Sorensen
A front-end to the smartctl tool included with Windows
A review of HDD Guardian by Sven Sørensen

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:
  • Easy device overview, with temperature, last test result, overall health and bad sectors indication
  • Display an optional icon into the tray area for each fixed device
  • HDD Guardian tray icon change shield color if a device is failing
  • Automatically export smartctl output into a specified folder
  • Monitor virtual devices loaded from a shared smartctl output
  • Displays device identity information
  • Perform self-test and displays their results
  • Allow enabling/disabling S.M.A.R.T., automatic offline data collection (an automatic test performed by device every four hours) and autosave of vendor-specific attributes
  • Displays attributes information and graphs
  • Displays device capabilities
  • Displays device error log
  • Allow to set device-specific tolerance, attribute format and firmware debug
  • Allow to set warnings behaviour

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).

This hdd information software is filed under:
  • HDD Guardian Download
  • Freeware Hard Drive Software
  • Software Reviews

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.

HDD Guardian has been picked by our editors as excellent.
HDD Guardian has been tested for viruses and malware.
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]

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