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HDDlife: Keeping your hard disk’s health in check

Ciaran Moore - January 31, 2007

If you have ever been worried about the possibility of hard drive failure, I have two pieces of advice for you. First of all you should always backup any important or irreplaceable stuff. Secondly, you could use a hard drive “health” monitoring program such as HDDlife.http://www.hddlife.com/images/screens/tray_one_bad_disk_info.jpg

It’s a real-time hard drive monitoring utility with alerts, malfunction protection and data loss prevention functions. HDDLife uses S.M.A.R.T. technology,(most modern drives support this) and works both for single PCs and large computer networks. S.M.A.R.T. technology was developed by hard drive manufacturers to accurately predict hard drive life span and prevent hard drive malfunctions.

HDDLife displays S.M.A.R.T. attributes in real-time and alerts you if particular hard-drive attributes exceed threshold values and are at risk. You can then backup data and/or replace endangered hard drives.It also tells you the temperature of your hard drive and you can even control the noise/performance aspects of it. It loads at Windows startup, compares new attribute values with the previous values and doesn’t use much memory. The program is extremely straightforward – so no technical knowledge of PC or hard drive technology is needed at all in order to use it. It comes in paid versions and a freeware version.

All in all, its a pretty impressive little program for anyone who wants that little bit of extra peace of mind about their stored data.

You can download it and read more info at the website here!

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 31st, 2007 at 7:15 am and is filed under Business, Information Management, Main, Programming, Security, Shareware, Utilities, Windows. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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2 Responses to “HDDlife: Keeping your hard disk’s health in check”

  1. Free Hard Drive Eraser Guy Says:

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    I liked this blog entry the most though, the way you said it was just amazing!
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  2. Hard Drives Says:

    If a search on hard drives comes up with a link to HDDlife: Keeping your hard disk’s health in check Friday, then what might the same search bring up the following day??

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