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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 5 years ago
  • Total downloads: 117
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: WinXP, Win Vista, Windows 7
  • Publisher: Parise Samuele
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The purpose of HDD Guardian is to provide a graphical interface to smartctl

The purpose of HDD Guardian is to provide a graphical interface to smartctl, part of the S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring Tools, in order to make this nice utility accessible to all Windows users.

HDD Guardian features

automatic translation (if language files doesn't exists, it load automatically english). Available languages: english, italian and hungarian;
easy device overview, with temperature, last test result, overall health and bad sectors indication;
display an optional icon into the tray area for each fixed device;
HDD Guardian tray icon change shield color if a device is failing;
automatically export smartctl output into a specified folder;
monitor virtual devices loaded from a shared smartctl output;
displays device identity information;
perform self-test and displays their results;
allow enabling/disabling S.M.A.R.T., automatic offline data collection (an automatic test performed by device every four hours) and autosave of vendor-specific attributes;
displays attributes informations and graphs;
displays device capabilities;
displays device error log;
allow to set device-specific tolerance, attribute format and firmware debug;
allow to set warnings behaviour;
allow to monitor SSDs life percentage;
allow to monitor external devices (requires administrative rigths).

What's New in This Release:

В· full renewed GUI, with a single window interface;
В· package now include smartctl 5.42;
В· full support for smartctl reports generated with '-f brief' option;
В· full support for smartctl reports from version 5.22 to version 5.42;
В· settings autosave;
В· HDD Guardian behaviour is based upon the device type where is stored;
В· local devices tray icons are now available (only if HDD Guardian is installed into a fixed device);
В· HDD Guardian tray icon change the shield color if a device is failing;
В· now is possible to minimize HDD Guardian into the tray area instead to close;
В· automatic translation selection (if translation files can't exists, it switch to english);
В· summary panel, with an overview of disk temperature, health, bad sectors, last test result and eventual warnings;
В· devices are now separated in two categories: physical and virtual;
В· added several informations about device attributes, tests and settings;
В· added Sandforce, OWC, Kingston, Corsair and AData banners;
В· ...

System Requirements:

В· NET Framework 4.0
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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