In the past we have shown you how to test your hard drive, if you haven’t seen it, you can check it out at the following post:
The Software that we used to go to, was a Live CD version of Linux Ubuntu 9.10, but the problem was that it took quite a few minutes to boot up, and you would have to boot up Ubuntu with each individual hard drive. Then what started happening lately was that some of the newer machines wouldn’t boot into Linux, probably because of out of dated graphics card drivers. So what we use now is a software called Hard Disk Sentinel.
So why do we use it?
The are a number of reasons why we use HD Sentinel, but one of the most important of them all is the time we save in testing hard drives (our own and our clientes). Another great advantage is that you can visually show your cliente the hard drive state or you can take a print screen and give show them later.
You do not have to connect the hard drives internally to your computer, if you wish, you can use a USB hard drive adapter for all 2.5″ or 3.5″ Sata or IDE Drives, or whatever other hard drive that you may have. This is our preferred method of testing all our HDD, we use quite a few USB Hard drive cases, as the one’s shown below.
Usually, hard disk health status may slowly decline, from day to day. The SMART monitoring technology can predict HDD failure by examining the critical values of the disk drive. Compared to other software’s, Hard Disk Sentinel detects and reports every disk problem in real time. It is much more sensitive to disk failures and can display better and more detailed information about hard disk expected life and the problems found (if any). This is a more sophisticated way to predict failures than the “traditional” method: checking S.M.A.R.T. attribute thresholds and values only. For more information, please read how hard disk S.M.A.R.T. works and why Hard Disk Sentinel is different.
How does Hard Disk Sentinel work?
Hard Disk Sentinel runs in the background and verifies SSD / HDD health status by inspecting the SMART status of the disk(s). If an error is found or unexpected behavior is detected, it warns the user about the current situation and also can perform appropriate actions (for example, start an automatic backup).
Hard Disk Sentinel monitors hard disk drive / HDD status including health, temperature and all S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) values for all hard 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 degradation.
Do I need Hard Disk Sentinel?
If you are using a computer equipped with at least one hard disk or solid state disk and you want to ensure that your data will be available any time, then the answer is YES. Hard Disk Sentinel is especially designed to you if you are using multiple hard disks / SSDs / hybrid drives (SSHD) in your computer (IDE / Serial ATA (S-ATA, e-SATA) / NVMe / SCSI / SAS / USB hard disks) or in an external enclosure
If you are using a mobile / removable rack or enclosure with hard disk inside.
If you are using notebook computer.
If you are using server or desktop computers with high disk load.
If you want to maximize system stability, HDD performance and overall integrity, receive HDD alert on high temperature or low health.
If you do not want to lose your sensitive and valuable data, do not want to pay for HDD recovery.
It is much better to avoid HDD failure than use HDD recovery.
Be alerted and prevent HDD data loss with HDSentinel !
If you would like to help us out at Fixepedia with no extra charges to yourself, then feel free to buy this Software at http://www.hdsentinel.com/ we would appreciate it a lot.
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