Monitoring hard disk health and temperature. Test and repair HDD problems

Hard Disk Sentinel

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Download Hard Disk Sentinel 5.20

Hard Disk Sentinel

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What's new in this version:

- added option to monitor NAS boxes, hard disks used with Network Attached Storage devices
- (see How to: monitor Network Attached Storage (NAS) status )
- added Configuration -> Advanced Options -> Monitor Windows Event Log for problems related to disks and storage subsystem. By this option, Hard Disk Sentinel Pro detects if Windows saves errors/warnings to SYSTEM event log and report recent problems detected while Hard Disk Sentinel is running/monitoring and use them in calculation of health to show issues, degradations (registered Pro version)
- display if Configuration -> Disk Control -> Disable detection of USB and SCSI drives checked and blocking detection
- added SSD features (Read Zeroes After Trim) and security features (Sanitize, Overwrite, Crypto scramble, Block erase etc.) to Information page and reports
- detection and reporting new ATA standards and new ATA / Serial ATA features on Information page: Device sleep (DevSleep), Service interrupt, Device encrypts all data, IDLE IMMEDIATE, Nominal form factor, NCQ Streaming and autosense, Rebuild assist, Hybrid information
- display TRIM status in addition to complete health / temperature / status for NVMe / M.2 SSDs
- displaying custom configured temperature thresholds on Temperature page
- displaying lifetime writes of hard disks on main overview page (if supported, for example new Seagate and WD Black drives)
- improved WRITE testing (Surface test -> Write test, Write+Read, Reinitialise disk surface) to prevent "access denied" error
- updated Help to cover new functions, features
- completely redesigned tray icon handling: better sort/move/order tray icons under Windows 7, 8.1, 10
- improved disk surface test performance with Intel, LSI, Dell SAS RAID controllers and SAS HBAs
- improved disk surface test performance with hard disks formatted with 520 / 528 bytes/sector
- improved text description on various errors/problems


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