Free hard drive monitoring utility "Hard Drive Monitor"

This is one free hard drive diagnostic tool, name is Hard Drive Monitor. This program can monitor all your hard drives in your PC, and show you one detailed report about your hard drives, include drive status, drive information, spin-up time, drive temperature and more, all data will be updated in real time. Program will show one hard drive thermometer in your PC desktop tray, so you can get this message at a glance, it is useful for predicting pc drive failures.

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Key program features

  1. Tiny monitoring utility, use a small amount of resources itself;
  2. No need install, you can launch it from one USB Flash disk;
  3. Show you drive temperature in real time (run as a little icon in your system tray);
  4. Support multi hard drives;
  5. Free tool, freeware and easy to use;
  6. Support all Windows OS, include Windows Vista 64bits and Windows 7;

Why you need one Hard Drive Monitor?

Normally, for most PC users, they will save all main important files and data on their hard disks, hard disks, the hard disks are the most important of the various types of permanent storage used in your PCs. This Program support to read and monitor S.M.A.R.T. data of all your hard drives, these data is important for keeping health of your disks.

While you run some big data operations on your disk for a long time, your hard drive will be more and more hotter, once the drive temperature over some critical point, it become very danger for your hard drive data. This program is not data recovery software, but it can help you to monitor all your hard disks, it is a free and handy HDD diagnostic utility for your everyday use.

Some users report that the number color is hard to read when it show in desktop system tray, program will add one option that let users can change the temperature font color.

About S.M.A.R.T.

S.M.A.R.T. is short for "Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology", sometimes written as SMART, is a monitoring system for computer hard disks to detect and report on various indicators of reliability, manufacturers that have supported one or more S.M.A.R.T. attributes in various products include: Samsung, Seagate, Hitachi (IBM before), Fujitsu, Maxtor, and Western Digital.

Please note, if SMART is not enabled on your disks, program will can't read SMART data. These SMART data provide a mechanism for running disk self-tests and for monitoring aspects of disk performance. If SMART is not enabled, the main shortcoming is that it doesn't provide a direct mechanism for informing the OS or user if problems are found.