HDD Guardian 0.7.0

Rating:        Based on 1 rating
Reviewed:  1 review
Downloads: 28013
Released: Jul 31, 2016
Updated: Oct 29, 2016 by Eruestan
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

  • now HDD Guardian needs .NET Framework 4.5;
  • changed Overview, Manage and System layout;
  • package now include smartctl 6.5 (issue Id #1590);
  • added a specific debug for devices under an ASMedia 106x SATA controller into Manage -> Advanced page (discussion #646757);
  • is possible to add devices that smartctl or HDD Guardian can't detect from Settings -> Device detection page (discussion #646400);
  • is possible to export events log also in comma-separated values format (discussion #652826);
  • now settings are saved inside HDD Guardian folder;
  • new layout for tracking and warns of disk parameters on Settings window;
  • now is possible to play a sound or power off PC when a device is failing or the temperature of a device is too high or in both cases;
  • links to Google Code, mail and support group;
  • custom temperature setup: threshold is provided by the disk (if it's not disponible the threshold is 50°C/122°F);
  • fixed bug into mail password field (issue Id #1581);
  • fixed a bug on Areca controllers setup page (issue Id #1627).

Reviews for this release

As there are no reviews yet, I'll comment though I have little detail to say. smartmontools is an excellent and useful command-line way to monitor the health of hard drives; HDD Guardian is a much easier to use graphical user interface to smartmontools that offers all options and allows parameters to be changed. It works, and I find it very useful; that's about all I can say. I once had one of a mirrored pair of drives die silently; since then I installed HDD Guardian and check frequently (this sort of tool doesn't tell me if the RAID mirror has disconnected, that needs checking separately).
by pol098 on Sep 16, 2016 at 11:22 AM