Although modern hard disks seem to be almost indestructible and the chance of losing your data is minimized, accidents do happen. Some of them, however, do not take place completely out of the blue. If a tiny fragment of your hard drive is damaged, it may start expanding and damaging other sectors and tracks with tiny particles of the disk coating. This process is akin to the formation of cancer cells and, just like the disease, can be diagnosed on an early stage. This may help you save your data — even if you can’t do anything to save the drive itself. To facilitate this process, all modern hard drives support S.M.A.R.T., a technology that allows the system to get low-level reports from the HDD controller regarding the status of the hard drive and detected errors. And if you are looking for a small and easy to use S.M.A.R.T. monitoring tool, try Hard Disk Monitor 2.0!
As the name suggests, Hard Disk Monitor 2.0 monitors the state of your hard drive using the S.M.A.R.T. technology and measures its temperature and available disk space. You can configure the program to perform a certain action when one of these parameters crossed a specific threshold. For instance, you can turn your computer off when the HDD temperature rises above 40 degrees or send an email alert when the disk becomes clogged with files and the free space drops below 1 gigabyte.
Being informed about the state of your hard drive is important — that’s where all of your data is stored — so why don’t you give Hard Disk Monitor 2.0, a compact and affordable tool, a good try?
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