Hard Disk Sentinel is a useful tool that lets you run different tests to improve the performance of your PC's hard drive.
As the principal location for data storage, your hard drive is one of the components on your PC that requires the most attention. Fortunately, Hard Disk Sentinel offers a series of utilities that helps improve its performance.
Although not common issues, overheating, vibration, and other errors can adversely affect the performance of your hard drive. With various notifications and monitoring methods, Hard Disk Sentinel detects these issues so you can work toward rectifying them in short order. As a consequence, Hard Disk Sentinel's main objective is to verify, diagnose, and repair any problems your hard drive may have.
Unfortunately, Hard Disk Sentinel can be a little difficult to use for first-timers. There are a lot of options, but most of them don't work without paid registration. This limits the usability of the program. Since all of the advanced features are still shown on the trial version as well, it might confuse users who aren't as tech-savvy about PC optimization programs.
Hard Disk Sentinel is a good PC optimization program to get you started. If you want advanced features, however, look elsewhere.
Notifies of warnings and disk issues
Runs in the background with few resources
Tests a multitude of different disk functions
Very few advanced options
Hard Disk Sentinel is a hard disk monitoring application to find possible hard disk problems, performance degradations and failures. It can alert if a problem detected or if temperature is too high and it has other reporting options.
As hard disk sizes are constantly increasing, data stored on them are more and more valuable for the user of the computer (and this is especially true for a company or office). Serious problems can occur upon a hard disk failure.
Hard Disk Sentinel can monitor hard disk status, including temperature and S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, built in most hard disks today) values for each hard disks. Also it measures the hard disk transfer speed in real time which can be used as a benchmark or to detect possible hard disk failures, performance degradations.
Hard Disk Sentinel can be used to prevent serious damage or data loss. It warns the user if there will be a problem occur and this gives opportunity to backup important and valuable data.
"Fastastic HDD tool. By far the best if you use RAID!"
This is the ONLY tool that is able to recognize and read out the S.M.A.R.T. values of the individual drives behind a RAID if you are using the cheap and common Silicon Image SiI3132 Chip (and some other chips , too).
I have tried many, many other tools and have spend hours researching.. often reading the it is impossible to fetch the SMART info behind a RAID controller.
But Hard Disk sentinel is smart enough to do the job - absolutely fantastic!
Laws concerning the use of this software vary from country to country. We do not encourage or condone the use of this program if it is in violation of these laws.
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