HDD Guardian 0.6.2

Rating:        Based on 4 ratings
Reviewed:  3 reviews
Downloads: 73664
Released: Mar 11, 2015
Updated: Jun 23, 2015 by Eruestan
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

New:
  • added support for LSI Fury (thanks to Jan);
  • added support for Dell PERC H200E (thanks to Conan);
  • added support for Areca controllers (thanks to Spacedust);
  • added support for Dell PERC H310 (thanks to Bill and Jorge)
  • added capability to update language files;
  • display device form factor in Manage -> Information;
  • now is possible set a per-drive power mode from Manage -> Advanced;
  • Attributes format and Firmware debug are moved into Manage -> Advanced page;
  • Power mode is now removed from Settings window;
  • display temperature information on Manage -> Temperatures page;
  • is possible to set a different (newer) version of smartctl instead the one bundled with HDD Guardian;
  • added many options in mail settings;
  • added support for 3ware clipboard command from Settings -> Device detection (thanks to Binder Daniel);
  • ATA errors are now excluded from calculation of reliability. Now calculation is based upon IDs 5, 196, 197 and 198 of SMART table;
  • errors log now have an easy to read error description;
  • added AMD, ATP and Silicon Power logo, SSD image sample and web link;
Bugfix:
  • fixed a couple of bugs affecting virtual devices;
  • re-added code to Browse button on Settings -> Sharing -> Smartctl Output;
  • fixed an issue with e-mail settings (thanks to Willy);
  • fixed a bug into devices context menu (Xml report);
  • fixed a bug that affects HDD Guardian under Windows XP;
  • fixed some graphical issues;
  • fixed GDI handle memory leak;
  • fixed working time reported by Intel 520 SSDs.

Reviews for this release

     
Great software!
by Schwarz on Jul 19, 2016 at 10:03 AM
     
Most everything works great except for upgrading/updating an existing installation gets you separate shortcuts & folders for each version by default so just remove the version numbers when installing. When auto-running it on startup then it will start a scan immediately say once or twice a week instead of waiting till a better time. Very glad I'm using it now though since I discovered one of my drives is slowly dying so I have time to prepare & back things up on it. This GUI is tons easier to use than the command line tool, smartctl, that its based off of since you don't have to read up before using it.
by JRey on May 14, 2015 at 2:39 AM
     
What a fantastic tool. Stable and informative information!
by jeremychild on Mar 14, 2015 at 11:35 PM