Project Description
HDD Guardian provides a Windows front-end for smartctl, a utility which monitors your hard drive(s) and SSD(s) for health status, taking advantage of S.M.AR.T.
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HDD Guardian is a front-end for smartctl, a tool for querying S.M.A.R.T. data of your hard drive. With HDD Guardian you can survey your hard disk health, preventing data loss due to hard drive death.

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

See also the FAQ and known issues and the list of supported and unsupported controllers.
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Available languages

Windows Vista compatible Windows 7 compatible Windows 8 compatible Windows 10 compatible

Last edited Jul 31 at 9:58 AM by Eruestan, version 20