HDD Guardian 0.6.2



HDD Guardian provides a graphical interface to smartctl, an open source tool for querying and controlling SMART attributes data on modern hard disk drives. The program checks your hard drive’s S.M.A.R.T attributes every four hours and alerts you in case of imminent failure, high temperature or other vital parameter changes.

HDD Guardian provides a quick overview screen that shows the current HDD temperature and health status as well as any warnings or errors that were detected during the last check. You can also review the values for individual S.M.A.R.T attributes, enable or disable HDD features, customize the monitoring settings and modify advanced Smartctl settings.
Other features include an option to run test manually, support for external drives, detailed hard drive information, error logging, and more

Features :

automatic translation (if language files doesn’t exist, it automatically loads english). Available languages: english, italian and hungarian;
easy device overview, with temperature, last test result, overall health and bad sectors; displays an optional icon into the tray area for each fixed device;
HDD Guardian tray icons change shield color if a device is failing;
automatically export smartctl output into a specified folder;
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 capabilities;
displays device error log;
allows you to set device-specific tolerance, attribute format and firmware debugs;
allows you to set warning behaviour;
allows you to monitor SSDs life percentage;
allows you to monitor external devices (requires administrative rights).

What’s 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;
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.
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