Hard Disk Sentinel monitors hard disk status, health and performance 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 before a problem may occur and this gives opportunity to backup important and valuable data.
In 2007, version 2.00 released with supporting USB drives along with free trial (unregistered) version, Hard Disk Sentinel standard (paid version with basic disk monitoring) and Hard Disk Sentinel Professional (paid version with alerts, detailed reports, tests). Since 2009, with version 3.00, Hard Disk Sentinel supports numerous RAID controllers, by detection of hard disk status in RAID configurations and disk surface testing.[better source needed]
The software is designed to find, test, diagnose and repair hard disk drives, reveal problems, display health and avoid failures by using S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) function of hard disk drives. The detected information can be saved to file in formats such as HTML, text, or XML.
Hard Disk Sentinel has the capability to function for both internal hard disks and external hard disks as well as hybrid disk drives (SSHD), SSDs, NAS and RAID arrays within the same software.
In 2008 Hard Disk Sentinel DOS version released in different formats on bootable pendrive, CD, floppy. Usable when no operating system installed (or if the system is not bootable otherwise) to detect and display temperature, health status of IDE, SATA hard disk drives and with limited AHCI controller support. The DOS version has no graphical user interface or disk testing functions and does not support RAID configurations.
In 2008, Hard Disk Sentinel Linux version released, a command-line console tool detection and showing disk status with limited support of RAID configuration and SSDs in addition to hard disk status detection. The Linux version is available on x86, x64 and Raspberry PI, ARMv5 platforms.
Its goal is to find, test, diagnose and repair hard disk drive problems, report and display SSD and HDD health, performance degradations and failures. Hard Disk Sentinel gives complete textual description, tips and displays/reports the most comprehensive information about the hard disks and solid state disks inside the computer or in external enclosures (USB / e-SATA). Many different alerts and report options are available to ensure maximum safety of your valuable data.
The software monitors hard disk drive / HDD status, including health, temperature and all S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, built in most hard disks, solid state disks and hybrid drives (SSHD) today) values for each disks. Also it measures the disk transfer speed in real time which can be used as a benchmark or to detect possible hard disk failures, performance degradations.
HDSentinel is the perfect data protection solution: it can be effectively used to prevent HDD failure and SSD / HDD data loss because it has the most sensitive hard disk health rating system which is extremely sensitive to hard disk problems. This way even a small HDD problem can't be missed. The Professional version has scheduled and automatic (on-problem) hard disk backup options to prevent data loss caused by not only failure but by malware or accidental delete also.
Hard Disk Sentinel Professional Portable version can be used to diagnose hard disk drive and SSD devices in any computer without installation or modification of any settings, files on the appropriate computer. It can be effectively used from a pendrive (or other removable device) by system integrators and advanced users to periodically diagnose and test hard disk drives, however it does not provide real-time protection offered by the installed Hard Disk Sentinel Professional version.
The use of Portable version requires a license for Hard Disk Sentinel Professional. To fully utilize both the installed version (to get real-time 7/24 protection) and the Portable version (to diagnose hard disks in different systems), separate licenses or use of a Family license (with both versions) is required.
The amount of computers (and hard disk drives, SSDs in those systems) is not limited - as the Portable version is used with only one computer at any given time, it can be moved to an other when preferred.
Hard Disk Sentinel is a monitoring and analysis tool for hard disks and SSDs. It can find, test, diagnose and repair hard disk drive problems, report and display SSD and HDD health, and detect performance degradation and failures. This program reads the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) values to alert you of any impending hardware failure. It can also measure the disk transfer speed in real time, which can be used as a benchmark for detecting performance degradation.
HD Sentinel is different from a range of programs available in this category. It gives detailed and comprehensive reports of issues identified during the analysis. You can use the software to monitor e-SATA drives and USB flash drives. In a single report, the hard disk monitor shares the status of the PC's health, operation, and temperature. This is an ideal program for people interested in resolving issues before they turn into major problems.
While most hard drive monitors focus on a graphical representation of data, which can be hard to understand for beginners, HD Sentinel gives detailed textual descriptions. Moreover, the software shares useful tips, reports, and displays comprising loads of critical information about the solid-state disks and hard disks within the computer.
The hard disk monitor gives critical information about the HDD and SSD, including temperature, health, performance measures, failures, probable issues, etc. In addition to this, it effectively analyzes the disk transfer speed in real-time. You can use this information as a benchmark to detect various issues in the early stages.
In most computers, hard disk health gradually declines with usage. The S.M.A.R.T engine technology, therefore, plays an important role, being able to ccurately predict failures and degradations by analyzing critical values of the drive. Compared to other free software for Windows PCs, HD Sentinel can detect and report almost every major issue with the hard disk.
The work that you do on your computer is extremely important, so why leave potential hard drive issues up to fate? By the time your system starts behaving strangely or making odd noises, it may be too late to save your data! With Hard Disk Sentinel, you'll always have a complete overview of your hard disk drive's health, so you can spot potential problems before they result in an irrecoverable data catastrophe.
Hard Disk Sentinel also works on hard disks that are being used in external USB or e-SATA enclosures and RAID controllers.If your data is important, you owe it to yourself to get a copy of Hard Disk Sentinel today!
Award-winning Hard Disk Sentinel Professional offers complete data protection solution for all installed storage devices. No need to use separate tools to verify internal hard disks, external hard disks, SSDs, disks in RAID arrays as these are all included in a single software.
Hard Disk Sentinel, also referred to as HDSentinel, is a computer hard disk drive monitoring software developed by Heartfelt Development Services. The software supports many types of hard drives, including IDE, SATA, NVMe, SCSI, SAS, and USB hard drives. It can be used on many operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and DOS.
Under Overview tab, you can check the current performance and health values of the selected hard disk. You can see a text description of the disk on this page. The text area may include tips for any detected problems. Therefore, you should read the details if the hard disk status is not perfect.
On the Disk Performance page, you can check the transfer (read and write) rate information of your disk. This is quite useful especially during a data transfer between two different hard drives, as you can compare the transfer rate and speed of them and you might find which one is faster.
The alerts generated by the hard disk will be listed under the Alerts tab. It contains the event type and date. You can configure HDSentinel to send alert to you when a new entry is added to the log, but this feature is unavailable in the unregistered version.
The Hardware Self-test can help you test the hard disk status quickly or with details. You can still use the disk but it might be slower during the test. The test is not destructive and your data saved on the disk should be safe. 2b1af7f3a8