Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: Want recommendations for HDD monitor software

09 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Want recommendations for HDD monitor software

I have 2 internal and 3 external HDD's that I want to monitor. I have lost HDD's in the past and it has been a terrific PAIN! and while I know that monitoring software wont prevent this altogether, it could help.

I have tried a couple but for whatever reason the programs could not read the SMART data of my 2 internal drives.

Anybody have a recommendation for a good program?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 May 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Other than SMART software included with drives, I'm not aware of any real-time hard drive monitoring software, but there may be some.

For temperatures, I use HWInfo.

For general health, I rely on SMART, Intel SSD toolbox, and occasionally Checkdisk or the drive manufacturer's own utilities. I usually use HD Tune as a benchmark when I first install a drive.

Frankly, I'm not sure how useful the monitoring tools would be in detecting an impending failure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Check this link for some useful information.

Best Free Hard Drive Health Monitoring and Diagnostic Programs

However, I agree with ignatzatsonic in that I'm not entirely sure if you can ever positively detect an impending failure other than clicking noises from the drive, a reluctance for Windows to start or very slow performance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Want recommendations for HDD monitor software





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Want recommendations for HDD monitor software
Thread Forum
Blu-Ray Player Software Recommendations Software
Instant local drive back-up software - recommendations? Backup and Restore
Solved Multi-Monitor Taskbar for Win 7 recommendations Software
PDF to Word Converter Software Recommendations Microsoft Office
Video editing software recommendations Software
ASUS Monitor and Acer Laptop Recommendations Hardware & Devices
New monitor recommendations please Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:26 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33