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Think your Hard drive is Failing?

One of the most common par tin a computer to cause problems and slow the computer down is the hard drive. Diagnosing this was also a bit tricky but some clever people have made this job a little easier.

HDD Guardian

The key features of HDD Guardian are:

  • easy device overview, with temperature, overall health and bad sectors indication
  • display an optional icon into the tray area for each local device
  • HDD Guardian tray icon change shield color if a device is failing
  • 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 information and graphs
  • displays device error log
  • allow to set device-specific attribute format and firmware debug
  • allow to set warnings behaviour
  • support for external (USB) devices, also in docking stations

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