Hard Disk Drive (HDD) though non-volatile in nature, do suffer from crashes that could make data recovery impossible at times, but you can keep a check on your HDD Health using Drive Sitter, which is a drive diagnostic and background monitoring tool that uses the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) to detect HDD Crashes and predicts if any.
It analyses 30 different HDD health related S.M.A.R.T. attributes,and alerts of unhealthy conditions and imminent HDD crashes before it happens.
Source : http://www.otwesten.de/
- Uses up to 30 different HDD health related S.M.A.R.T. attributes to analyze and predict failures
- auto-checks for problems in the background
- Shows volumes Info
- Alert notifications on problems
- Displays HDD temparatures
- Starts with windows and can be hidden or minimized to tray
- Runs in background for all users
Supports Windows NT / 2000 / XP / Vista.
Note : This is not a freeware but a shareware with 30 day evaluation period.
Download Drive Sitter (30 day Trail Version)